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How to unblock YouTube TV with ProtonVPN

ProtonVPN users can watch their favorite network (ABC, NBC, CBS, or Fox), sports (ESPN, Fox Sports, or NFL Network), or cable channels (AMC, CNN, HGTV, or Comedy Central) live on YouTube TV. You also have unlimited DVR space to record and watch your favorite shows at your convenience.

You can also use ProtonVPN to watch Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+. See all the streaming services you can access with our streaming guide for new users.

How to watch YouTube TV with ProtonVPN:

Connect to any Plus server located in the United States. Plus servers have a “P” icon next to them in our macOS and Windows apps. They can be found in the “Plus servers” list on our Android and iOS apps.

On your Android TV (currently in beta), connecting to the United States server will automatically connect you to a Plus server if you have the right subscription.

Plus servers are available for Plus and Visionary Plan subscribers. For the fastest and most reliable connection, please connect to the server that is closest to your current location. To find the nearest servers to you, check the full list of our servers.

Unfortunately, streaming YouTube TV on a mobile device (Android or iOS) outside the United States requires the YouTube TV mobile app, and to download the app, you need access to the US version of the App or Google Play store.

Note: YouTube TV requires you designate a home area by sharing a US Zip code. This will determine which local channels you receive. You can only change your home area twice within a two month period. However, you can use YouTube TV outside your home area for up to 90 days before you need to check in within your home area’s Zip code or update your home area to a new Zip code.

ProtonVPN doesn’t condone the use of our VPN service to bypass copyright regulations.

Step 1:

Get a ProtonVPN Plus or Visionary subscription

If you already have a Plus or Visionary ProtonVPN account, you can skip to step 2.

If you’re a new user, sign up for ProtonVPN.

If you have a Free or Basic plan, upgrade your account by logging in and selecting Plus or Visionary from your account Dashboard.

Step 2:

Install our VPN app

You need to download the ProtonVPN app for your operating system. You can securely stream your favorite shows on Windows, macOS, and Linux devices. If you have already downloaded the YouTube TV app and made an account, you can also stream your favorite shows on the go with your Android or iOS devices. If you have an Android TV, you can join the beta testing program and install the app directly on your device. If you already have our app, you can skip to step 3.

Download the app for Linux, macOS, and Windows
Download our Android and Android TV app
Download our iOS app

For installation help, here’s the Windows support article
The macOS support article
The Linux support article
The Android support article
The Android TV support article
The iOS support article

Step 3:

Connect to a Plus server in the United States.

Step 4:

Buy a YouTube TV subscription

If you already have a YouTube TV subscription, you can skip to step 5.

To watch YouTube TV on our VPN, you’ll need a valid YouTube TV subscription. YouTube TV costs $64.99 a month, but it comes with a two week free trial.

Step 5:

Start watching YouTube TV securely with ProtonVPN!

Connect to a Plus server in the US, log in to YouTube TV, then kick back and relax.

If you experience issues watching YouTube TV, please try the following:

– Restart the ProtonVPN app and start a new VPN connection
Clear your browser cache
– Use a different browser
– Restart your device
Clear your DNS cache

YouTube TV may not always work. If you have tried all possible options and are still having issues or if you have any questions, please contact our Support team.

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