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Unblock TVNZ outside New Zealand with Smart DNS

Yes, you can unblock and watch TVNZ outside New Zealand with Getflix Smart DNS & Smart VPN networks. Get started free here.

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Television New Zealand, more commonly referred to as TVNZ, is a state-owned television network that is broadcast throughout New Zealand and parts of the Pacific region. The service also has its online branch - TVNZ OnDemand, which is New Zealand's on-demand streaming platform.

TVNZ OnDemand offers viewing and downloading service offered by TVNZ (often prior to their airing on TVNZ channels) with a variety of free content, such as news updates and programmes seen on TVNZ channels and dozens of local and international titles exclusively available on the platform.

TVNZ is available on numerous platforms including:

  • Smart TVs apps
  • Casting from Google Chrome and Apple AirPlay
  • Web browsers
  • iOS and Android apps
  • PS4 and Xbox One
  • Freeview app
  • Native TVNZ OnDemand app

Currently, TVNZ consists of several channels:

  • TVNZ 1 – a flagship channel with a broad range of programming, including news, sport, food, drama, and comedy. Its news service is 1 News and its sports division is 1 Sport. TVNZ 1 also specializes in food shows, including the locally produced Masterchef, and international shows, mostly from the BBC and Network Ten Australia.
  • TVNZ 2 – a channel focused on a younger audience with the lineup consisting of dramas, sitcoms, comedies, children's programming, and reality shows, most of which are produced in New Zealand (such as Shortland StreetMotorway Patrol and What Now) or imported from the United States (including The Big Bang TheoryThe Simpsons and The Walking Dead).
  • TVNZ Duke – a channel airing content targeted at a male audience with comedy and drama series such as Two and a Half MenFamily GuyMythbustersThe Late Late Show with James Corden as well as live sports events.

Because of its history as a national broadcaster, TVNZ has also developed a TVNX Archive collection which contains online access to over 600,000 hours of television spanning almost 55 years of New Zealand's public television history. It includes iconic New Zealand content such as documentaries, dramas, sports programs and every TVNZ news broadcast from December 1986 to 2014.

Being a New Zealand network, TVNZ is geo-blocked and it cannot be streamed outside New Zealand. Therefore, if you want to watch TVNZ while abroad (whether on holiday or business), you need to use Smart DNS to stream its content. Otherwise, your IP will be detected as not coming from its permitted operating area and you won’t be able to access any of the TVNZ great shows. The idea is to redirect part of the traffic which is responsible for your location through a special server located in New Zealand. This is exactly what Getflix Smart DNS does.

Unblock TVNZ outside New Zealand with Getflix Smart DNS

As you probably know, if you attempt to access TVNZ from outside New Zealand, you will see the message that the content is not available from your location. Our solution is quite sophisticated technically but very easy to set up on numerous operating systems and devices.

All you need to do is sign up with us (you have a 14-day free trial to test what we can do), configure your device or your home router and start streaming from anywhere in the world. The IP itself is not changed so you can browse your local websites as well. The solution does not affect your connection speed either and you can gain access to many geo-restricted services available with Getflix. That is really all that is to it.

If you run into any problems with configuration, go to our Knowledge Base covering numerous possible problems and their solutions or simply ask us for help by email. Our engineers and support techs are always here to assist you with any issues you might have.

How to watch TVNZ using Getflix Smart VPN

If you’re looking for additional protection of your online browsing (for example, when you travel and have to access your private email account or launch your favorite streaming service in a hotel, airport or any other public area), we have a great solution for you, too. It’s called Smart VPN and it allows you to access geo-restricted services like TVNZ while on the go.

Smart VPN takes your traffic via a dedicated server and encrypts your data on the way. This way, you can be sure that your password for a banking app or an important file in your business email are safe. Your online activities remain anonymous and secure.

Smart VPN is available for our regular subscribers so make sure to continue using our services after the trial period to have the best unblocking mechanism available on the web. Join Getflix and make best use of both our solution to access geo-located services.

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