Having trouble watching Channel Nine through a VPN? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Streaming websites like 9Now, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and hundreds more have started blocking some VPNs from their streams. The good news is that there’s a really simple workaround. All you need is the right VPN. I’ll explain why this is so important below.
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Channel Nine not working with VPN? Quick guide
Follow the steps below if you want a quick fix and you’re not interested in why specific VPNs don’t work with 9Now.
- Get ExpressVPN ($6.66/month) or Ivacy ($2.49/month)
- Download and install the app on your device
- Connect to an Australian server supported by Channel Nine and 9Now
- Watch Channel Nine on-demand from anywhere in the world
Can I watch Channel Nine abroad?
Continue reading below to find out why.
Does Channel Nine block VPNs?
Channel 9 blocks IP addresses that it suspects are coming from VPN servers. At the time of writing, a lot of VPNs – TunnelBear, PureVPN, HideMyAss to name just a few – don’t work with Channel Nine.
This is becuase the 9Now website has started blocking certain VPNs from accessing its content.
The way it does this is pretty simple. 9Now detects VPN servers by monitoring the number of simultaneous connections coming from the same IP address. When the number of connections from the same IP becomes abnormal (more than an average house or small office) 9Now places that server addresses on a blacklist. This is why your VPN probably doesn’t work with Channel Nine (9Now) any more.
The good news is that there are still a handful of excellent VPNs that still work with Channel Nine (9Now). ExpressVPN ($6.66/month) or Ivacy ($2.49/month) are my two personal go-to VPNs for streaming 9Now…as well as Netflix US, and BBC iPlayer.
But using a top-rated VPN, it’s still possible to watch Channel Nine on 9Now from outside Australia. This is because the best VPNs – featured below – play a game of Cat and Mouse with 9Now. If/when their IPs are blacklisted, they react instantly, and open fresh (undetected) IPs for their users.
Take a look at our list of recommended Channel Nine VPNs below.
Best VPNs for Channel Nine 2019
You can use ExpressVPN to access Channel Nine from outside Australia without a problem. This reliable, secure VPN bypasses geo-locked content and keeps your IP address hidden at all times.
ExpressVPN has servers in over 150 locations in 94 countries. As the company doesn’t log traffic data, your information can’t be used to identify you.
We appreciate the network kill switch feature on ExpressVPN, which gives you extra peace of mind if you lose signal. In the rare case your connection to ExpressVPN drops, all internet traffic is blocked to keep you anonymous.
The ExpressVPN browser extension for Google Chrome gives you one-click access to the service – it’s brilliantly convenient.
If you run into technical problems trying to stream Channel Nine shows from outside Australia, you can call on ExpressVPN experts. Live chat support for ExpressVPN members runs 24/7, so you’ll have support whenever you need it.
A single subscription to ExpressVPN will cover you on a range of gadgets. This encrypted VPN works on Mac, Windows, Android and iOS.
As Ivacy hosts plenty of reliable Australian servers, you can use this VPN to watch 9Now from anywhere in the world.
Once you’ve signed up for an account, download the Ivacy app on your PC or mobile. Connect to any Australian server and you’ll be assigned with an Australian IP address. From there, you can watch Channel Nine uninterrupted.
With a single Ivacy subscription you can protect up to five devices at a time – that makes it a good option for families. Ivacy will keep your browsing habits completely anonymous, hidden from your ISP.
Ivacy has a strict ‘no logs’ policy in places, so you can rest assured that your information won’t be shared with third parties.
Like some other VPNs, Ivacy uses a network kill switch for an extra layer of protection. On top of that, real-time threat detection will let you know if you’re downloading a potentially malware-ridden file.
As well as providing quick access to 9Now, Ivacy also works with Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer and a host of other popular streaming services. You can use Ivacy on smartphones, games consoles and smart TVs.
Stream your favourite Aussie shows on-demand with a helping hand from NordVPN. This trusted VPN can be used to access Channel Nine thanks to reliable Australian servers.
With thousands of servers around the world, NordVPN lets you surf the web without having to worry about handing over your personal details. The company has over 100 servers in Australia alone.
Unlike some other VPNs, NordVPN doesn’t put a limit on how much you can download while connected. All of the servers you’ll have access to are protected with military-grade encryption. You’ll also be fully protected if you want to stream Channel Nine shows over a public Wi-fi connection.
NordVPN’s CyberSec feature will block websites that could infect your PC or smartphone will malware. If infected, your device could spill the beans on your location.
The cherry on the cake is 24/7 live chat support. Whether you need help setting up for the first time or have some connection troubles, NordVPN experts are ready to help.
Sign up for an account with CyberGhost and you’ll have instant access to high-speed servers around the world. Over 3 million people have enrolled with CyberGhost, so why not join them?
As CyberGhost hosts a selection of servers in Australia, you’ll have no trouble accessing Channel Nine content. Members can also switch from one server to another as many times as they like, which is handy if you’re searching for the best connection possible.
A single CyberGhost account lets you use up to 7 devices simultaneously. This VPN will work with your home PC and can also run through streaming sticks such as the Google Chromecast.
You can download the free CyberGhost app if you want to access the service from your phone. The smartphone app lets you sort by server location or streaming service. If you opt for the Premium CyberGhost service, you’ll be able to reserve your own static IP address.