How to Watch SBS Outside Australia

Content Verification Date: April 20, 2024

The Quick Guide to Unblock SBS

  1. Create an Unlocator account
  2. Configure your device to use Unlocator Smart DNS or VPN
  3. Go to the website of SBS or use their app if supported.
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Unblock SBS

SBS, or Special Broadcasting Service, is an Australian TV broadcaster. SBS Online includes SBS On Demand which offers Australians free online streaming of programs and movies such as The Bachelor Australia, Fargo, Hollands Hope, If You Are The One, Insight, Maison Close, Masters of Sex, and The Principal. However, the channel is geo-blocked outside Australia. To unblock and watch SBS On Demand in the US, UK, Canada, France or Germany, use should make use of Unlocator VPN or Smart DNS.

Unblock SBS Outside Australia Using Unlocator Smart DNS

When you try to watch any program or movie on SBS On Demand overseas, you will get the following error message:

“Sorry, due to publishing rights, the content you are trying to watch is currently not available outside Australia.”

This basically means that SBS geo-restricts its content overseas. To bypass these regional restrictions, you have to spoof your online location. With Unlocator Smart DNS,  you can do that by changing the URLs that showcase your location, appear to be virtually in Australia, and watch SBS freely. Simply create an Unlocator account and follow these setup guides according to the device your using.

After you have created your Unlocator account and configured Unlocator DNS, go to “Region Settings” in your Unlocator account. Scroll down to “Region Packages” and choose the Australian Region package.

Access SBS Abroad With Unlocator VPN

Another way to overcome these blockades is by using Unlocator VPN. This method, however, changes your IP address and makes it look like you’re in Australia. You just have to install Unlocator on Android, iOS, Mac or Windows and connect to an Australian server. Once that is done, you’ll obtain an Australian IP address and give SBS the impression of you being within its region. As a result, you will have full access to the channel’s streaming content while being physically overseas.

Unlocator VPN also adds security and privacy to your browsing activities. When you connect to a server, Unlocator VPN encrypts your online traffic and hides your IP address. Now, it’s next to impossible for anyone to spy on you or get a hold of your sensitive data.

Once you sign up for Unlocator Hybrid, you get both VPN and Smart DNS services, and you can unblock SBS anywhere you are in the world.

The Following List of Devices Work With Unlocator Smart DNS and SBS

For a full list of compatibility between Unlocator Smart DNS, channels and devices please see our Channels & Devices Page