How to watch the Super Bowl commercials outside the U.S.

Super Bowl Commercial on YouTube app
Super Bowl Commercial on YouTube app (Image credit: Luke Filipowicz / iMore)

Every year the Super Bowl is one of the biggest televised events of the year. The big game between the LA Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals is bound to be a wild one, especially since this football season was already so abnormal. However, don't forget that plenty of people love to watch the Super Bowl commercials.

Super Bowl ads are often huge spectacles, with big budgets and sometimes even bigger stars. Some are funny, some are cute, some are inspirational, but all of them are pretty epic in its own way. Sometimes it can be hard to watch the Super Bowl commercials outside of the U.S., but there are a few options to people looking to see what brand and companies are selling this year!


VPN's have long been used to get around geo-locking and keep your internet browsing private and secure. There are a lot of VPN's that could help you get access to CBS All Access (where the game will be streamed) if it's not available in your country. VPN's do cost money via a yearly or monthly subscription, but many also have free-trial periods that you could take advantage of for the big game. ExpressVPN is our pick for the best iPhone and iPad VPN, to protect your IP address while you surf the web.

We also have a list of all the best Super Bowl VPN deals that you can use to stream the big game from anywhere.


Seriously, a lot of Super Bowl ads end up on YouTube, both before and after the game, and typically they don't end up geo-locked. If you come across any that don't seem to be available in your country, you can always look around on YouTube to see if anybody has reuploaded the video in your country, or use a VPN to access the content.

The ad above General Motors' spot for the big game this year, and it's already available on YouTube. Lots of Super Bowl ad YouTube playlists get made each and every year following the game, so chances are there's a pretty good bet you can watch the ads if you look hard enough.

How do you watch the American Super Bowl ads?

Let us know your favorite way to watch the American ads for the Super Bowl by sounding off in the comments below!

February 2021: Updated for the 2021 Super Bowl.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 

Luke knows he spends more time on Twitter than he probably should, so feel free to follow him or give him a shout on social media @LukeFilipowicz.

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  • Why would you want to watch commercials?