How to access US services abroad with US Unlocked?

Are you looking for a way to get a US Apple ID with payment method added? Want to pay for CBS All Access or Hulu from abroad? Instructions on how you can access US services using US Unlocked.

A while back we had a big challenge signing up for CBS All Access. We used a VPN, but the problem was as follows:

  • To sign up for CBS All Access, Hulu, Amazon Prime and other US services you need a US payment card.
  • The payment card needs to be registered with a US address.
  • As you sign up for the service, you need to use the same name and address as the one registered with the card in use.
  • And you need to be located in the USA.

These four requirements still mean lots of trouble for many people, but luckily we found a way to solve the problem. If you have the same problem and want to sign up for CBS All Access, Hulu or maybe get a US Apple ID, this is how US Unlocked can help you!

Access CBS All Access, US Apple Store and more with US Unlocked

If you want to get access to these and similar services in the USA which require a US Payment method, this is what you need to do!

  • First, you need to sign up for a US address. This can be done for free with Shipito. They will give you a US address which of course can be used to forward packages to elsewhere in the world, but also just for this purpose mentioned in this article
  • Once you have signed up with Shipito, you will get your virtual US address. Then you can visit US Unlocked. There you need to sign up as well, and you will need your US address given by Shipito during the sign-up process.
  • With this done you need to add money to your US Unlocked account. Bank transfer is the most common way to do so (it will take a couple of days for the money to arrive), and once the money has arrived you will get your US Unlocked Virtual Visa Prepaid card, and you can start shopping.
  • Once the money has arrived at your card and you want to sign up for CBS All Access, Hulu or maybe get a US Apple ID, make sure to use the VPN services of HideMyAss or ExpressVPN to get a US IP address. This is needed both to sign up and to later enjoy services like Hulu and CBS All Access from outside the USA.

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If you have followed these steps you should be able to sign up for a US Apple ID, get CBS All Access, Hulu and lots of other US services all across the world. Here you can see a screenshot we have taken watching the first episode of Bull on CBS All Access after signing up following these instructions.

It is easy to access US content and sign up for a US Unlocked account!

Have you got questions or comments related to these steps or about Shipito or US Unlocked? Use the comment field beneath and write down whatever your question might be.

6 thoughts on “How to access US services abroad with US Unlocked?

  1. D says:

    Unfortunately at present Us Unlocked appears to be “unable to board new card holders”… Any suggestions on good, reliable alternatives providing the same service?

    • Thomas Stein says:

      I know, the stopped supporting the cards and it can no longer be used. I am really sad about it myself, and I am constantly out there looking for a similar sevice, but I have not succeeded in finding one yet. If anyone else has good pieces of advice, please write!

  2. D says:

    Hello everyone! I am facing the same problem, as I absolutely need to have, for work purposes, a film available only on Prime Video. 🙁
    I tried to follow your instructions but US Unlocked is apparently “unable to board new card holders”, Any suggestions on reliable sites that do provide the same type of services? 🙁

  3. Johannnes says:

    Thanks for sharing these instructions. I wasn’t sure if it would work, as the article is almost two years old, but it worked!

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