Categories: Video on Deman

How to Watch TVNZ on Demand in Canada (July 2021)

TVNZ On Demand is a free-to-watch streaming service that is only available in New Zealand. You can watch TVNZ On Demand in Canada with the help of a VPN.

Even if you try to access TVNZ On Demand from outside of New Zealand without a VPN, you will see an error message saying:

“Whoops! Looks like you’re trying to watch from outside of New Zealand. Our videos are only available to watch within New Zealand due to rights issues”

We were able to unblock TVNZ On Demand in Canada using Surfshark VPN and other best VPNs that we will be discussing in this guide.

How to Watch TVNZ on Demand in Canada

Before you start streaming, you need to create a free account on TVNZ On Demand. That is only possible if you have a VPN and are connected to the NZ server.

Therefore, first, you need to install and use Surfshark VPN and then get access to TVNZ On Demand content. Here are the steps you need to follow from start:

Step 1: Subscribe to a VPN (Surfshark is our #1 choice)

Step 2: Download and Install VPN app on the preferred device

Step 3: Open the app and connect to the New Zealand server (e.g. Auckland)

Step 4: Go to the TVNZ website and click Login

Step 5: Now click on Sign Up Now

Step 6: Enter your personal details and email address. Then select Sign Up

Step 7: You will be logged in automatically. So choose the title you want to watch e.g. The Walking Dead

Step 8: Click Watch Now (You will need to verify your email before streaming)

Step 9: Now enjoy streaming!

What are the Best VPNs to Watch TVNZ On Demand in Canada?

We tested about 35+ VPNs to see whether they are able to unblock TVNZ On Demand in Canada, and we found the 3 best VPNs that were able to bypass New Zealand geo-restriction in a single attempt.

I was able to watch ‘TVNZ 1’ within a single attempt by using Surfshark VPN and connected to its New Zealand server. Here is the screenshot.

Have a look at the 3 best VPNs for watching TVNZ On Demand”

  1. Surfshark
  2. NordVPN
  3. ExpressVPN

1. Surfshark

Surfshark is our recommended choice when it comes to unblocking TVNZ On Demand from Canada. It has multiple NZ servers that help you bypass TVNZ restrictions.

It also has strong military-grade encryption that keeps your online identity completely private. Further, it prevents any kind of malware or adware from corrupting your system as well.

All of these features come at an affordable price available for $2.49/month with a 30-day refund policy. Also, you can use the Surfshark account on unlimited devices at the same time. 

2. NordVPN

NordVPN also makes it in our list of best VPNs for TVNZ On Demand because it has 20+ servers in New Zealand from amongst the total of 5,400 servers.

The fact that it is able to bypass geo-restriction without being leaving a trace is because of its powerful encryption. On top of that, it has a double layer of encryption that keeps your data encrypted not once but twice.

NordVPN is also affordable but not as affordable as Surfshark. It is available for $3.71/month and gives you a 30-day refund policy. Also, you can use NordVPN on 6 different devices at the same time.

3. ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN also managed to unblock TVNZ On Demand with a single attempt, but the reason why we have managed to put this VPN on our list is because of its blazing fast speed. 

It has a Network Lock feature that protects your online identity by switching off the internet when the VPN connection drops. It has super strong encryption i.e. 256-bit encryption. 

EpressVPN may be a bit expensive available at $8.32/month but is certainly worth your while. It also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 

Why You Need a VPN to Watch TVNZ On Demand Outside New Zealand?

TVNZ On Demand is only licensed to show the content in New Zealand by its content owners. This is also referred to as ‘Licensing Agreements’ that a streaming service makes with copyright holders.

Now, once the geographical restriction is in place, the only way to bypass it is with the help of a VPN. That’s because a VPN allows you to use a public IP address from all over the world to access certain regionally blocked content.

If you want to watch NZ content that is blocked in Canada, you just simply use a VPN and connect to an NZ server. Your Canadian IP will automatically change to an NZ IP address.

TVNZ On Demand will now think that you’re in New Zealand and will grant you access. The only way they can know if you are actually from Canada is when your VPN leaks your IP address. The VPNs that I have mentioned above do not leak IP addresses.

What to Watch on TVNZ On Demand?

There’s a whole lot of list to watch on TVNZ On Demand. You can watch Movies, TV Shows, and Live TV.

In the Live TV section, you can tune in to channels like TVNZ1, TVNZ2, and TVNZ Duke. In the TV Series section, you can find loads of genres and categories like Lifestyle, Secrets and Lies, British Miniseries, Kids, Preschool, and more.

In the Sports section, you can watch some old games and Sports documentaries. Some of it includes King in the Ring, Be Water, 42 to 1, Celtics and Lakers: Best of Enemies, and more.

Some of the top TV series have been listed below:

  • The Gloaming
  • Wellington Paranormal
  • Coyote
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Secret of Crickley Hall
  • Born to Kill
  • Banished
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Top Gear

What Devices are Compatible with TVNZ On Demand?

You can watch TVNZ On Demand with some compatible devices which have been listed below:

  • Smart TV (Android TV, Samsung TV, Apple TV, Sony, etc.)
  • Casting (Chromecast and AirPlay)
  • Desktop (All Browsers)
  • Mobile App (Play Store and iOS)
  • Console (PS4, PS5, XBOX One, XBOX X|S)

Other Streaming Services to Watch in Canada

If you are looking for other streaming services similar to TVNZ On Demand to watch it in Canada, then you can choose from the list below:

FAQs – TVNZ On Demand

How much does TVNZ on demand cost?

TVNZ On Demand is free to watch from New Zealand. You can watch TV series, Movies, and Live TV all for free.

Why is my TVNZ On Demand not working?

You need to either update the TVNZ app or you need to change the server on your VPN to make it work.

How soon after airing can I watch On Demand?

It takes about 4 hours for a TV series episode to be programmed live on TVNZ On Demand. But you can still watch the news Live 24-hours.


TVNZ OnDemand is only available in New Zealand. To watch TVNZ On Demand in Canada, you need a VPN and connect to the New Zealand server.

But before that, you will need to sign up for a free account that takes about 5 minutes of your time and verify the email.

Once you have that, you will be eligible to watch TVNZ from anywhere including Canada or the US.


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