Bravo TV is a free American online streaming service that allows users to watch series like Chef Roblé & Co, Don’t Be Tardy, Million Dollar Listing New York, Tabatha Takes Over, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Real Housewives of Orange County and Watch What Happens: Live online. Bravo TV is geoblocked outside USA. Therefore, you need to use VPN or Smart DNS proxies to bypass these georestrictions. Using either method will allow you to unblock and watch Bravo TV outside USA in UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Mexico, Australia, or Brazil on Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Smart TV, or Android.
How to Unblock Bravo TV outside USA via VPN
If you try to watch any episode on Bravo TV outside USA, you will receive an audio message that states “This content is currently unavailable.” Bravo TV can determine your location by looking at your IP address and consequently block you from watching any videos, even if you have signed in using your US cable subscription. To bypass these geo-restrictions, you need to hide and change your real IP address. Using VPN allows you to get an American IP address and hence trick Bravo TV into thinking you are located in the USA. Here’s how you can use VPN to unblock Bravo TV abroad.
- Sign up with a VPN provider which offers US VPN servers.
- Setup VPN on your streaming device and connect to the American VPN server.
- Now you have a US IP address and can unblock all US channels overseas. This includes Bravo TV, ABC Go, ESPN, American Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO GO, Showtime, and Crackle.
- In addition to bypassing geographic blocks, VPN also encrypts all your traffic ensuring that your privacy is well-protected while surfing the web.
There are plenty of VPN providers you can choose from. At the moment, I am using ExpressVPN to unblock Bravo TV outside USA. They have multiple US VPN servers to ensure there is no overload and thus no buffering issues.
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How to Unblock Bravo TV outside USA with Smart DNS Proxy
As previously mentioned, there are two ways to trick Bravo TV and other geoblocked channels to believe you are located in the USA. The first is VPN. The second solution is Smart DNS. With Smart DNS, your public IP address remains unchanged. Smart DNS effectively only reroutes the parts of your connection which reveal your location to the streaming channels you are trying to unblock.
- Smart DNS is compatible with all streaming platforms. Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Smart TV, Playstation, Xbox, Android, iOS, Mac, and PC are all compatible with Smart DNS.
- Neither your IP address nor your Internet speed is affected when using Smart DNS.
- Unlike VPN, you do not need to change your Smart DNS configuration each time you want to unblock a streaming channel from a different country i.e. you can watch Bravo TV and BBC iPlayer using one Smart DNS setup.
- Smart DNS does not encrypt your Internet connection.
Keep in mind that not all Smart DNS proxy services unblock Bravo TV. The one that I use, Unlocator, does support unblocking Bravo TV. You can sign up for a free Unlocator account and test their services for 7 days without the need for a credit card.
Bravo TV outside USA – Unblock and Watch with VPN or Smart DNS Proxies
VPN and Smart DNS are both great tools that allow American expats to catch up with their favorite US shows while abroad. Whether you choose VPN or Smart DNS to unblock and watch Bravo TV outside USA comes down to your personal preferences.
4 thoughts on “How to Unblock Bravo TV outside USA – Watch with VPN or Smart DNS Proxy”
Hi, once you get the VPN you get access to the website, but ABC is still asking for your TV provider, so how to watch when you don’t have any?
Hi Tan. A VPN will only help you avoid geo-restrictions. You still need a valid subscription to the channels you wish to watch.
Hi Isso, I am using Hola, which works as a VPN but Bravotv asks me to login with my usa tv provider account, which obviously I don’t have. Even if I try to select a provider it doesn’t work. Have you come across this?
Hi Riri. There’s no way to bypass the need for an American cable subscription to sign into Bravo TV, even when using VPN.