If you’ve been trying to watch Optus Sports (which has all premier league games via app) in New Zealand then you’ll probably have hit a brick wall and are missing out on tons and tons of content that is actually only available on the Australian version of Optus. I’ll show you how to bypass the geo restriction and watch Optus Australia in New Zealand.
Optus is great but like other premier league sites and TV licensing they can’t show the same content in every country they offer their services. This is a real pain especially for consumers in New Zealand as we miss out on the good games.
Thankfully there is a simple way to unlock this content without making any changes to your home internet subscription. Believe it or not, Optus simply looks at the IP address or the DNS address of your connection to determine which content you can or can’t see.
Fortunately for us this allows us to bypass the filter and unlock all the Optus content within New Zealand. However Optus are catching on and blocking most VPN providers and companies that offer geo unblocking services.
It’s a game of cat and mouse with VPN providers ultimately winning as Hulu can only block so many providers before they simply change their IP or relocate to a different datacenter.
How To Watch Optus Australia In New Zealand
The next step is to decide how you plan on watching Optus Australia. If you’re using a smart TV or android box, Mibox or something similar then you need to purchase a VPN service. If you’re using a Roku you need to use Smart DNS or Router level VPN.
I’ve used many different VPN providers over the last few years and the best VPN for watching Optus is Pure VPN. Currently you can get a 2 year subscription from $2.88 per month and they offer both router level and standard VPN services.
Once you signup with Pure VPN you simply download their VPN app to your device. If you’re using a smart TV or android box like me, go to the app store and download their free app. Alternatively if you’re using something like the Fire TV you can sideload their app into your device. If you’re using the router level service you’ll need to follow the instructions on their knowledgebase to setup your router. If you’re on a laptop, mac, desktop or tablet download the app they provide.
Next login to your account, connect to a Australian server.
Now reload your Optus and you will now have full access.
You can download the app on to your android device too now using the Google store.