Would you like to watch Tenplay abroad? Are you wondering you can stream 10Play (Network Ten) outside Australia? How can you watch Tenplay in Windows, or on your Apple device or Android device? Read on!

Tenplay is the online service from Network Ten. It is a brilliant service that makes it possible to watch several TV shows online for a certain amount of time after the program was originally aired, and tons of other stuff as well.

If you try to watch Tenplay abroad, you will see an error message looking something like one of the pictures above.

I am writing this article from central Europe, so at first, when I tried to watch Network Ten, Tenplay, from outside of Australia I simply saw a black screen and the video didn’t want to start at all. Not very cool, especially since there are shows that I follow and would love to watch that are being aired on Network Ten and available at their Tenplay online service. So, what did I do to make things work anyway?

I am watching Neighbours on Tenplay outside Australia
I am watching Neighbours on Tenplay outside Australia

Windows/Mac: Watch Tenplay from abroad

To get rid of the black screen and start watching your favorite shows as you can see that I did on the screenshot above, you need to get an IP address in Australia. You need such an IP address because Network Ten use a geo-block because of copyright protection, meaning that only people located in Australia will be able to see the programs available online. To bypass this you need to make them believe that you are located in Australia, and this can be done by getting hold of a local IP address in Australia.

The way of getting such an IP address is by using a VPN provider named NordVPN. As I did these tests and wrote this article I decided to use their VPN services and to my great surprise, I managed to watch without lagging, buffering, and other stuff (which could be very normal considering my distance from Australia). All you need to do is to visit the ExpressVPN website and purchase a VPN subscription (you can read an ExpressVPN review here). Once you have that you can download their VPN client which is very easy to use, connect to their fastest server in Australia, and in minutes you are ready to go and to watch Network Ten, Tenplay, from wherever you are located in the world.

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The button above will give you a very nice ExpressVPN discount as you visit their website!

There are lots of VPN providers that do not work with 10Play.com.au, but based on tests in September 2022, ExpressVPN works well if you want to watch Tenplay On-Demand outside Australia (and also with Australian Netflix)!

Do not forget that ExpressVPNVPN has a 30-day money-back guarantee and that you can use ExpressVPN at five different devices at the same time. To make things even better, you can also use NordVPN to unblock several Netflix regions, watch BBC live streams in the UK, and unblock hundreds of other TV channels worldwide. Enjoy!

Watching the bold and the beautiful on Tenplay
Watching the bold and the beautiful on Tenplay

Android / Apple: Watch Tenplay from abroad

If you want to watch Tenplay on your mobile device, be it an Apple device or an Android device, then it can be done as well. The same method can be used if you want to watch 9Now outside Australia as well, so just read on to gain all the benefits described.

Install the Tenplay app (abroad)

To watch Tenplay on your mobile device you will first of all need to have the Tenplay application installed on your Apple device or Android device. If you have an Android device visit APKPure and download the application. Once you have installed the application you have done half the job already.

If you need to install the Tenplay app on your iPhone or iPad, things are a bit harder. You will need to download it from the Apple Store, but unless you have an Australian Apple ID, this can’t be done. To get an Australian Apple ID, create a brand new Apple ID registered with an Australian address right here, and log in to the Apple store with this Apple ID. Afterward, you can log back in with your original Apple ID, but just for the sake of downloading the Tenplay application from the Apple Store (and maybe the 9Now application), this needs to be done.

Once you have the Tenplay application installed

Now that you have the Tenplay application installed you need to visit the NordVPN website to sign up for their VPN services.


Click the button above to visit their website and sign up for their VPN services (if you use the link above you will get three months for free if you buy a 12-month subscription). Once this is done, download the NordVPN application to your iPhone, iPad or Android device, open the application and connect to a server in Australia.

When you are connected you open the Tenplay application (or 9Now) and you can start watching. Do not forget that you have to completely close the application first, and only open it after you are connected to an Australian server with NordVPN.

You are now ready to watch Tenplay from abroad, both on Windows computers, Mac computers, iOS, and Android devices. Have a good time doing so!

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Have you followed these instructions?

I hope you will follow these instructions telling you how to watch Tenplay from abroad and if you do, you can start watching X-Files, 24: Legacy, Neighbours, The Bold and the Beautiful, Elementary, and lots of other successful TV series on Tenplay online outside Australia. Enjoy!

33 thoughts on “How to watch Tenplay abroad?”

  1. Thanks a lot for the instructions! Just followed them, and now I am able to stream Tenplay in Hungary… Thanks again!

    1. Hey Jean,
      based on your comment I gave it a try once more. I connected to Melbourne server with ExpressVPN, and at once I was able to stream Masterchef on TenPlay (and other programs). Give it a try once again! If you have further trouble, just write a new comment or contact that ExpressVPN customer service who are quick to help!

  2. Tested ExpressVPN to stream Tenplay and it worked. I connected to the Melbourne server like described in comment above, and I were able to watch my favourite shows.

  3. I want to stream Tenplay on my Android device, but can I use other VPN services like the Opera VPN, or is it just ExpressVPN that will work? Are you sure that it works on Android as well, not only in Windows?

    1. I do not know about other VPN providers working with Tenplay, so I would just use ExpressVPN. I just tested it on my Android device and it works, so that will save you a lot of time. If you try to start Tenplay on your Android without a VPN, or with a VPN not working, the video will start loading, and then it will just load and load and load forever, with nothing else happening (I tried that as well). Follow the instructions above, download the Tenplay app to your Android, and you can be ready to watch in a few minutes!

    1. Hello there,
      just tried it with the Sydney server (not number 2). It was a bit slow, but worked. Give it a try, and you should also contact the ExpressVPN customer service, hopefully they will get hold of a new server in addition!!

  4. I just follow the instructions, and I had no trouble with this, and it wasn’t even slow. No buffering, nor anything else as I stream Tenplay!! SMILEY!

  5. Anyone trying this now turning my location to ‘Sydney’ works!!!
    ‘Melbourne’ and ‘Sydney 2’ didn’t work

    1. Thank you for the feedback, and glad to hear that you got it working! ENjoy watching Tenplay abroad!

  6. The Australian Survivor final is coming up tonight and I am ready. Just used ExpressVPN to watch the most recent Playing For Keeps episode, so I know for sure that it works. Thanks for the instructions!

  7. We have just updated the article and the website again. Not only have we checked that the described method which will help you watch Tenplay abroad still works, but we have also made the design brand new and even more Android and iOS friendly. We hope you will enjoy it!

  8. I have tested quite a lot of VPN providers, but glad to finally find information that is actually working! Finally I can stream my favorite 10Play content online outside Australia as well!

  9. I have read somewhere that all VPN providers are blocked after the website moved to 10play.com.au. Is that so? Or can ExpressVPN still be used to access 10Play abroad?

    1. Hi there Matt,
      thanks for writing and asking. You just made me test once more to be sure, and ExpressVPN can still be used to stream 10Play abroad! Have a wonderful day!

  10. Hi Matt,
    I am using private internet access and have used this successfully in the past abroad on my laptop. But this seems not to be working anymore. Any thoughts or ideas on this?

    1. They are blocking 99% of all VPN providers, so I guess that is what is going on with PiA as well. I suggest you follow the instructions here if you want to use a VPN service that actually works with Tenplay. Just tried it today as I watched My Life is Murder on Tenplay!

  11. Hi,

    I have ExpressVPN and have used it in the past to watch Masterchef Australia but doesn’t seem to be working any longer. I tried multiple Australia locations, turned off my ad blockers and cleared cookies and cache. Still no luck. Any ideas?

  12. I know there has been some mess with Tenplay and VPN providers, but I actually managed to watch Tenplay in the USA today using ExpressVPN… (finally I could stream the latest episode of My Life is Murder)!

    1. Glad to hear that… just wanted to report that it still works brilliantly, so it is easy peasy to stream Tenplay with ExpressVPN as of November 28th as well!

  13. Just tested it again, and it works perfectly both with the 10Play live stream and with on-demand programs!

  14. Struggling to watch the new season of Bondi Rescue on network 10. Using express VPN but error message (MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NETWORK_ERROR) keeps appearing when I try to stream the video. Any advice? Is this the vpn not working or a problem with my computer?

    1. It seems to be true, having some trouble myself as well 🙂 Contact ExpessVPn support (I have also done so), and hopefully, they will have a fix ready within shortly. Also, the live streams work, so it is only the on-demand part that doesn’t work!

      1. As of 01:30 I.S.T. on Wed/Apr/8 (Tues night/Wed morning) the live streams are no longer working either.

        Also note that “9Now” was working fine with ExpressVPN until today too but it has also started giving the “MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NETWORK_ERROR” or the “Geo-Restricted” error – – – its live streams are still working though (for now)

  15. I have just updated the article with up to date information, making sure that the guide will help you stream 10Play from abroad 🙂

  16. Thanks so much for the update..was using ExpressVPN and it stopped working.. so happy you found a solution 🥂

  17. Hey!

    Thanks for such a cool page, super helpful and it was working for us until a few weeks ago.

    Now when we go onto 10play (using NordVPN), when you click the play button on an episode it doesn’t work.

    Any advice?


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