A question that gets emailed a lot is, “how can I watch my favorite TV shows in English in Mexico?”
You can watch any of your favorite TV in Mexico in several ways.
If you hire a service like ExpatTV they have a lot of channels from the USA, Canada, and the UK. You can watch the news, sports, and live TV without using a VPN.
News shows like Fox, CNN, and BBC are available.
Many of the movies are in English. And weekly shows like Animal Planet, History Channel, A & E, TLC, FX, Warner, ESPN, Fox Sports, NFL Network, Golf Channel, National Geographic, etc…… They charge about $600 MXN a month and are available all over Mexico.
Using a VPN for Streaming
The first thing you need to know about watching shows in Mexico from the U.S. or Canada is getting a VPN.
A VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and is essentially a remote server you connect your device to that tells companies like Netflix, Roku, USTVnow and such that you are connected to a server in the U.S. or Canada, and therefore you are allowed to watch whatever show is local to that country.
I recommend Nord VPN for its reliability and cost. Prices are as low as $3 a month, and I have found it to be the best option for platforms like Amazon and Netflix (which are incredibly good at detecting VPNs).
Youtube Live TV
Another option is subscribing to Youtube Live TV- it works by connecting to a local antenna and showing you over-the-air channels like NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, NFL ESPN and more.
They charge about $49 USD/ Month and you get unlimited amounts of live TV plus you also get some channels that are only on cable TV included. You’ll need a VPN to ensure you can have access to TV in the U.S.
Roku is a great way to get access to your favorite shows too. Some of the programs are subscription-based. You’ll need a TV with an HDMI cable port, then hook up the Roku to your TV for easy access to various English shows. I use Roku to get access to Netflix and Youtube and watch TV in English in Mexico.
You can buy a Roku on Amazon in Mexico, so you can even wait until you’re settled in and get it delivered to your door. Hassle-Free. It costs around $40 USD.
The Amazon Fire Stick will give you access to all the Amazon Prime movies, music, and tv shows. It also can be connected with your NetFlix account, Hulu, Pandora, and all US TV channels, including sports. With a Fire Stick, you’ll have instant access to 200,000 movies and TV shows and more.
Bring an Amazon Fire Stick with you when you move to Mexico, or you can buy it on Amazon Mexico when you arrive. (although buying it on Amazon Mexico will be slightly more expensive at around $55 USD vs. $40 USD) There is no monthly fee unless the channel you want to watch has one.
Bottom line, there are many different ways to access English TV shows, movies, sports, and news when you live in Mexico, So you won’t have to give up watching TV or movies when you move to Mexico!
If you’ve been wondering what your life would be like living in Mexico, the “Quick Guide to LIVING IN MEXICO” Is a must in your resources.