How to watch Paramount Plus from anywhere

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Paramount Plus Characters Hero (Image credit: Paramount)

Paramount Plus is quickly becoming a worthy competitor to popular services like Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max. But unlike many other streaming platforms, Paramount + is only available in the United States and Latin America. Even if you pay for a subscription and live countries where Paramount+ has already launched, you could have trouble watching the service while on vacation elsewhere. Luckily, there's a foolproof way you can bypass any location restrictions you might see when you're trying to stream Paramount+. Here are the steps you need to take to watch Paramount+ from anywhere.

What is a VPN and how does it work?

We have the answers to all your VPN questions here at Android Central. However, if you're looking for a quick explanation, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) hides your identity online so that you can browse the web anonymously or as if you're located in a different part of the world. Not only can they be helpful in times like these where you'd like to watch Paramount+ from anywhere, but also when you're using a public internet connection. You don't want anyone spying on your personal data, after all, which is why VPNs were created in the first place. In essence, VPNs can be useful way more often than you might imagine initially.

The VPN you choose will mask your IP address and location by bouncing your signal through its various servers worldwide so that nothing can be traced back to you. You'll also be able to choose the location where you'd like your signal to appear to be coming from. So, for example, if you're in Canada and hoping to use a VPN to watch Paramount+, you can set your VPN to a specific city in the U.S. or Latin America and begin streaming.

Does Paramount+ work with VPN?

Paramount+ does work with VPNs, allowing you to watch the streaming service even when you're outside of the U.S. or Latin America for as long as you're a paying Paramount+ subscriber. If you have yet to sign up for the streaming service, Paramount+ starts at just $4.99 per month for the Limited Commercials plan, or you can choose the ad-free plan for $9.99 per month. There's also an option while signing up to pay annually and save over 15% off the monthly cost.

Which VPN works with Paramount+?

Thanks to our VPN buyer's guide, we've already gone through and tested all the best VPNs. Consensus? You really can't go wrong with any of our top VPN picks as they will all work to let you stream Paramount+. We have several favorites such as NordVPN and SurfShark, though our top choice to stream Paramount+ is ExpressVPN.

Choosing a VPN provider with dependable customer support is a must, and of course you'll want one with fast server connection speeds and lots of server locations (particularly in the U.S.). ExpressVPN fits the bill perfectly with servers in more than 10 U.S. cities, 24/7 live chat support, and super fast speeds, as well as "no-logging" policies and reliable security protocols that ensures your data remains protected. Plus, ExpressVPN can be used not just on your computer but also your phone or tablet so you can keep your privacy no matter which device you're using currently.

How to watch Paramount+ from outside the US with a VPN

Figuring out how to watch Paramount+ with a VPN is simple. Once you've signed up for and downloaded the VPN of your choice, you just need to turn it on and select a server located within the U.S. Navigate to the Paramount+ website and you'll be able to watch as if you're in the location you've selected.

Of course, first you'll need a Paramount+ subscription. It's worth pointing out that Paramount+ currently offers a seven-day free trial. All you need to do is visit the site and click "Try It for Free." Amazon Prime also offers a 30-Day Paramount+ free trial, along with a seven-day free trial for Amazon Prime Video. Additionally, current and new T-Mobile and Sprint customers can get a one-year free subscription to Paramount+ if they subscribe to one of the carrier's postpaid wireless or home internet plans.

We test and review VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:

1. Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service).

2. Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroad.

We do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.

Alex Smith
Alex is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found making music and working on his eBay business.