How to Watch Bravo TV Without Cable or Outside the US

Bravo TV is an NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment program service covering different categories of film and performing arts. The main features of Bravo TV include original programming, video on demand, 1080p HD content, scheduled programming and different versions of content libraries based on the viewer’s location.

In this guide, readers will learn about the best methods to watch Bravo TV without cable or outside the United States. In addition to that, some of the best online streaming tools will be mentioned. By the end of the article, readers know which steps to follow when trying to watch Bravo TV outside the U.S. and whether or not free options will do the job.

Watching Bravo TV Outside the USA

The best methods to watch Bravo TV without cable or outside the U.S. are given below.

  1. Unblock Bravo TV With a VPN
  2. Watch Bravo TV Outside the US with Smart DNS
  3. Using a Streaming Service

1. Unblock Bravo TV With a VPN

The steps to unblock Bravo TV with a VPN (virtual private network) are given below.

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  1. Pick a VPN service provider.
  2. Go to the official website of the selected VPN service.
  3. Sign up for a suitable package.
  4. Download the VPN app for the device on which the user wants to stream Bravo TV.
  5. Connect to a U.S.-based server.
  6. Go to Bravo TV’s website and start watching content (assuming the user has a valid TV subscription). Users may need a U.S.-based Google account and/or Apple ID. Random address generators and VPNs can be used to go through the initial process.
  7. Users without a valid TV subscription should subscribe to another streaming service, such as Sling TV and others, to get Bravo TV access.

Why do You Need a VPN to Watch Bravo TV from Anywhere?

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The main reason why users need a VPN to watch Bravo TV from anywhere is that Bravo TV is only available in the U.S. Some IPTV services do offer access to Bravo TV content, but even then, users need to be present in the U.S. To get around such problems, users need to install a VPN app and then connect to a server in the U.S. to get a new IP address. That way, the user’s connection appears to be originating from the U.S., even though the user is located elsewhere.

Using a VPN with Bravo TV is very safe as VPNs can hide the user’s true location while also sending the user’s data through an encrypted tunnel for more anonymity and online privacy.

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The advantages of using VPN while watching Bravo TV include protection against cyberattacks and surveillance programs, complete anonymity, access to a hidden IP address, and the ability to consume locked content and prevent bandwidth throttling.

Where can You Watch Bravo TV from with a VPN?

Users can watch Bravo TV from anywhere with the help of a VPN. To view Bravo TV Canada, users can simply use a VPN app to connect to a server located in the U.S. That way, a user living in Canada will be able to consume content from Bravo TV U.S.

Similarly, users from countries like the U.K. and Australia also can connect to a server from the U.S. to get Bravo TV U.K. and Bravo TV Australia, respectively, without restrictions.

What are the Best VPNs to Watch Bravo TV outside the US?

The best VPNs for streaming Bravo TV content outside the U.S. are given below.

  1. ExpressVPN
  2. NordVPN
  3. IPVanish
  4. CyberGhost
  5. Surfshark

1. ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is a premier VPN service that was founded in 2009 by Peter Burchhardt and Dan Pomerantz. Aside from top-notch security and privacy, ExpressVPN’s advantages include lots of extra features, intuitive apps, wide platform support, fast servers, the ability to unblock Netflix and an expansive network of server locations spanning 94 countries.

ExpressVPN Review

However, the disadvantages of ExpressVPN include the inability to use the browser extension without the desktop app, a tedious sign-in process and expensive monthly packages. Also, this VPN service is owned by Kape Technologies, a company with a questionable past on privacy issues.

ExpressVPN costs $12.95 when users buy the one-month package. The six-month package costs $59.95 with an $18 discount, while the 12-month package costs $99.95 with a 35% discount. The 12-month package is the cheapest option, at just $8.32 per month.


ExpressVPN does not have a free trial or free version but does offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. The service offers apps for all major platforms, including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, routers, Kindle and Chromebook, in addition to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. ExpressVPN also supports consoles, smart TV and streaming set-top boxes.

Performance-wise, ExpressVPN is one of the fastest VPNs in the market today. The same goes for the service’s reliability, as explained in detail in a separate ExpressVPN review.

2. NordVPN

NordVPN is an experienced VPN provider founded by Tom Oakman in 2012 with the aim of providing users with privacy and anonymity online. The main advantages of NordVPN include a huge server network with over 5,000 servers across 60 countries, live chat support, advanced security features and a good reputation in the industry.

NordVPN Review

However, there are a few drawbacks to this VPN service. The disadvantages of NordVPN are inconsistent mobile VPN apps, slower desktop VPN apps and the inability of some servers to work with Netflix.

The one-month NordVPN package costs $11.99, while the one-year package costs $59.88 ($4.99 per month) and the two-year plan costs $95.76. At the time of writing, NordVPN was offering a 66% discount sale on the service’s two-year deal, bringing down the price to $3.99 per month.

NordVPN does not offer a free trial or a free tier; however, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee. Readers can learn more about that in Security Gladiators’ full NordVPN review.

In terms of compatibility, NordVPN supports Linux, macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Android TV platforms. Performance-wise, NordVPN’s apps can take time to connect to a server, but once connected, the connection is generally stable and secure. NordVPN is one of the most reliable VPN services, with over a decade of experience in the industry and independent audit reports to prove the VPN’s capabilities.

3. IPVanish

IPVanish is another elite VPN service provider founded in 2012 by Mudhook Marketing. The main usage of IPVanish is to gain anonymity and encrypt internet traffic. IPVanish’s advantages include simple and usable VPN apps, unlimited simultaneous connections and great WireGuard support. However, the disadvantages of IPVanish include a lack of browser extensions and slow-loading apps.

IPVanish Review

The one-month IPVanish plan costs $10.99 monthly. IPVanish offers the four-month package for $14.99 (converts to $5 per month) and a one-year package for $44.99 at $3.75 per month. The discount on the one-year package is currently 65%.


IPVanish does not offer a free trial or a free version. However, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee available. The service offers dedicated apps for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, FireStick and some routers.

In terms of performance, IPVanish competes with the best VPNs, providing good connection speeds and acceptable increases in latency rates. As covered in a separate IPVanish review, this VPN service is very reliable, with more than a decade worth of experience in the VPN industry and an independent audit report confirming the company’s privacy policy.

4. CyberGhost

CyberGhost is a virtual private network service founded in 2011 by Robert Knapp to serve users needing security and privacy online. The advantages of CyberGhost include extra security features, a no-logs policy, strong encryption, a network of over 7,700 servers across 91 countries, fast U.S. servers and support for seven simultaneous connections.

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However, the drawbacks of CyberGhost are an inefficient free browser extension, long loading times, the fact that Kape Technologies owns the company and inconsistent performances with some streaming services. (As mentioned earlier in this article, Kape Technologies also owns ExpressVPN and has a questionable past with regard to privacy issues.)

CyberGhost offers four subscription packages, which include the one-month plan for $12.99, the one-year plan at $4.29, the two-year plan for $3.25 per month and the three-year plan for $2.29 per month. At the time of writing, CyberGhost was offering an 82% discount on the three-year deal, with three months free.


CyberGhost offers a free trial, a limited free tier (which only supports web browsers) and a 45-day money-back guarantee.

The service provides dedicated apps for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. CyberGhost also supports Linux, smart TV devices, Android TV, Apple TV, Fire TV, routers, gaming consoles and the most popular browsers, including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

As covered in Security Gladiators’ full CyberGhost review, this VPN service is above average in terms of performance. The apps take a variable amount of time to run and load up, and the same goes for the connections. Overall, CyberGhost is a reliable VPN service for users looking to unblock content and remain anonymous online.

5. Surfshark

Surfshark is one of the newer entrants in the VPN market, as the service was founded in 2018 by Vytautas Kaziukonis. The main usage of Surfshark is to get data protection and unblocking features.

Surfshark Review
As covered in a separate Surfshark review, the advantages of Surfshark include easy-to-use VPN apps, good speeds, affordable packages, consistency when unblocking streaming services like Netflix, unlimited simultaneous connections and a network of 3,200 servers spanning 65 countries. But the disadvantages of using Surfshark include an underdeveloped website, some virtual servers and issues with the browser extension malfunctioning at times.

Surfshark offers three packages: The one-month package costs $12.95 per month, the one-year package costs $3.99 per month and the two-year package is just $2.45 per month. Prices change after the first subscription period has elapsed.


Surfshark offers apps for platforms such as Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, gaming consoles and web browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Performance-wise, Surfshark is top of the line with fast servers, acceptable loads and low latency rates. Surfshark has quickly become one of the most reliable VPN services in the market today, even though the service is new. Most of that is down to an independent audit report confirming server infrastructure and robust apps that keep users’ data secure and private.

2. Watch Bravo TV Outside the US with Smart DNS

The steps to watch Bravo TV outside the U.S. with Smart DNS are given below.

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  1. Pick a Smart DNS service.
  2. Go to the official website of the chosen Smart DNS service.
  3. Sign up for a package.
  4. Note down the account login credentials.
  5. Log in via the official website and note the Smart DNS settings.
  6. Configure the device on which Bravo TV streaming is to be done so that Smart DNS can be used and the location can be changed to the U.S.
  7. Start streaming content via Bravo TV.

3. Using a Streaming Service

Users looking to learn how to watch Bravo without cable should use a streaming service.

To do this, users must pick a streaming service, go to the service’s website, sign up for a package that offers Bravo TV content and then start streaming.

The best streaming services to watch Bravo without cable are given below.

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  • Sling TV
  • DirecTV
  • Hulu + Live TV
  • Fubo TV
  • YouTube TV

Readers may be wondering, “Can I watch Bravo on Hulu?” Yes, Hulu does offer Bravo TV content via the Hulu + Live TV package.

What Should You Know about Watching Bravo TV Outside the US?

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Users should know that Bravo TV is accessible only to online users living in the U.S. Apart from the U.S., only some regions in South America have access to Bravo TV. Bravo’s website may allow access to non-U.S. online users, but the content on the site will remain blocked.

To watch Bravo TV outside the U.S., users need to change the location by first changing the IP address of the device from which Bravo TV is to be accessed. And the easiest way to do that is to use a VPN.

Using a VPN to unblock Bravo TV outside the U.S. is the best method for all types of users.

Is Watching Bravo TV Outside the US Legal?

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Watching Bravo TV outside the U.S. is mostly legal, though users should check local laws before accessing any type of content on any streaming service, not just Bravo TV.

If watching content on Bravo TV is legal in a given region, the next question becomes: Are VPNs legal in general? In the vast majority of countries, using a VPN is legal. However, the activities one performs while using a VPN service may or may not be legal and will, again, depend on the laws of the relevant country.

This is important:

As far as Bravo TV’s terms and conditions are concerned, the service specifically forbids using services and apps to circumvent copyright protection mechanisms.

What Shows can You Watch on Bravo TV outside the US?

The best shows that users can watch on Bravo TV outside the U.S. are given below.

  • Million Dollar Listing New York
  • Top Chef
  • Top Chef Masters
  • What’s for Sale? With a View
  • Tiny House Nation
  • Best New Restaurant

Can a Free VPN Work to Watch Bravo TV Outside the US?

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A free VPN may work and allow users to watch Bravo TV outside the U.S., but such VPNs are often unreliable and don’t fully work properly. And even if a free VPN works, the service may not unblock content when the user wants to watch something.

Other risks of using free VPNs include potentially compromised privacy, IP leaks, slow speeds due to a low number of servers, lack of access to any other streaming service than Bravo TV, inconsistent performance and the risk of the user’s device becoming a part of a botnet.

Other potential threats include compromised VPN services (common with free VPNs), loss of sensitive information, and MiTM and phishing attacks (if hackers have set up a free VPN, users can be guided to sites that were never requested).

With that said, there are some good free VPNs available in the market today. Even better, some paid VPN services offer free trials for customers legitimately looking for a great VPN experience. Other elite VPNs offer a money-back guarantee that the services want potential customers to use as a free trial to test the service or ask for a refund.

Zohair A. Zohair is currently a content crafter at Security Gladiators and has been involved in the technology industry for more than a decade. He is an engineer by training and, naturally, likes to help people solve their tech related problems. When he is not writing, he can usually be found practicing his free-kicks in the ground beside his house.
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