How To Watch BBOTT from Canada

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.

AMEX Gift Card, BB17, Live Feeds, CanadaNOTE: The circled 4 digits is your security number (CVV.)


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.
HideMyAss.comNOTE: 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.

I get asked all the time which bloggers I support so I will mention a few random fellow bloggers who have helped me in the past. @bigbrotherbuzz, @hamsterwatch, @bigbrothernet

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.

Voila! You should be able to sign in and see the feeds like the image on top of this post. For help, tweet me at @BBArchive or @Catvanzyl

How To Watch BBOTT from Canada