CTV GO is a streaming service and application where users can enjoy all the CTV content. It’s free to use and it’s available on any web browser in the CTV website and on your mobile device through the CTV app. CTV GO was developed by Bell Media and is made available to all Bell TV customers and among many others. Do note that the content you can watch will depend on what TV subscription you have.
As CTV is a Canadian TV network, CTV GO is only made available if you live in Canada. If you live anywhere else in the world, you will be unable to watch CTV GO. To bypass this geo-block, you need the help of a CTV GO proxy as it will enable you to change your IP address to a Canadian IP address.
This is made possible because a CTV GO proxy will act as a gateway between your device and the internet. So, any website you visit will only be able to see the IP address of the proxy server and your own IP address will be hidden. By changing the IP address of the proxy server to a location which enables you access to any applications with geo-restrictions including CTV GO.
The best CTV GO proxies to use would be residential proxies. Residential proxies use actual residential IPs from real devices making you appear as a genuine user instead of someone who’s using a proxy. This means that the IP address you’re using is a genuine Canadian IP which completely unblocks CTV GO for you.
Let’s set up a CTV GO proxy server.
Note: Make sure that the web browser you’re using for CTV GO is set to automatically copy your computer’s proxy settings. Google Chrome automatically does this, so it’s recommended to use it.
How To Use Proxies With CTV GO
To set up proxies in Windows, simply search for “Proxy Settings” in your windows search bar and open the search result.
You are then given two options to choose from: Automatic proxy setup or Manual proxy setup. If you want windows to automatically detect your proxy settings, choose the first option. Choose the second option if you want to utilize a specific ip address and port number.
If you chose the first option, then:
- Turn on Automatically detect Settings
- Turn on Use setup script
- Enter the script address
- Click Save
If you chose the second option, then:
- Turn on Use a proxy server
- Input both server address and port number
- If you have any addresses you would like to visit without a proxy, enter them here
- Turn on Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses check box if you want to access a local server without a proxy
- Click Save
To start configuring your proxy settings in MacOS, simply:
Step 1. Click on the Apple Icon.
Step 2. On the drop down menu, click on “System Preferences”.
Step 3. Click on “Network”
Step 4. Click on “Advanced”
Note: Make sure to connect to your wi-fi first.
Step 5. Click on “Proxies”
This should then redirect you to MacOS proxy settings. MacOS is more straightforward compared to windows. You only have one option which is to manually configure your proxy server.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Select which proxy IP protocol you want to configure. This depends on which protocols your proxy service provider offers.
- Turn on Secure Web Proxy
- Input the Proxy Server Address and Port Number
- Click OK to save the configurations
Note: You may be prompted for your Mac user password to save your settings.
To set up a CTV GO proxy server for your mobile device, simply change your phone’s proxy settings. The QCTV GO mobile app will automatically copy your phone’s proxy settings whenever you use it. Here’s a thorough guide for Android and another one for iPhone.
Congratulations! You have now finished configuring a CTV GO proxy server. Note that the first time you visit it, there will be a pop up asking for your login credentials.