Below is a quick tutorial on how to subscribe to CBS All Access and watch “Big Brother Over the Top” from Canada. This is how I personally watch the BBUSA live feeds (BB16, BB17, BB18,) seamlessly and safely along with the aid of a protected VPN.
What is a VPN? A VPN is a “Virtual Private Network,” and masks where you are browsing from. To watch the live feeds, you will set your VPN to browse from the United States as CBS has geocached the All-Access feature, limiting to US viewers only. They legally have to do this on both sides of the border, they’re not trying to discriminate.
NOTE: hola and other free VPN services do NOT work.
STEP 1: Buy an AMEX Gift Card. YES, it MUST be an AMEX gift card.
In order to pay for CBS All-Access, you must purchase an American Express Gift Card (Canadian.) These can be purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart, Circle K, 7-11, and most major gas stations. It might take a full hour for your gift card to be activated, this happened to myself, so don’t panic if you run home and try to sign up for CBS All-Access ASAP and get a message that your card doesn’t work. Grab a beverage of choice and just wait an hour then try again.
***IT MUST BE AN AMEX GIFT CARD***
STEP 2: Sign up for Hide My Ass – The VPN I use to safely watch from Canada
Subscribe to a safe and secure VPN. I personally subscribe to HMA at the link below and have been a subscriber for over 4 years now. It is safe, it is secure, it is fast and it is relatively cheap. You can use it to watch your live feeds, international sports and other programming. HMA also has an easy to use app for your tablet and mobile; both Apple and Android.
NOTE: You can use ANY Canadian credit card to purchase your VPN below, the AMEX gift card instruction is for purchasing the CBS live feed subscription only.
STEP 3: Sign up for CBS All Access & Support a Blogger
Choose your favorite Big Brother blogger to purchase your live feed subscription from. This is your way of saying, “Thanks” for staying up 24/7 and eating an unnatural amount of Doritos just so you yourself can go to work and have a life. We bloggers update you, provide you pretty photos and most importantly the information the networks try so desperately to hide. I myself am located in Canada so am not a CBS All Access affiliate.
STEP 4: Configure your VPN – Make sure you are browsing from the USA
BEFORE you go sign up for CBS All Access, set your VPN country to viewing from the “USA.” Use your AMEX gift card to purchase by using ANY address within the United States. I like to have fun with this, for example last year I used the the address for Disneyland. Literally ANY address works so go Google and choose one.
How To Watch BBOTT from Canada