How to Watch ZEE5 in the USA


ZEE5 is the ideal streaming platform for Indian entertainment lovers. The site is not available in the US so you cannot access it. Instead, you will have to accept the channels available through DISH.

We’ll also show you how to unblock ZEE5 from the USA. We’ll also answer some frequently asked questions.

Quick Reference

How to Watch ZEE5 in America:

  1. Get a VPN to unblock ZEE5 , such as NordVPN.
  2. Install the VPN provider’s application.
  3. Connect to any server in India or the United States.
  4. ZEE5 streaming available in the USA

What is ZEE5 and Where Can I Find ZEE5?

ZEE5 is a popular streaming site that you can use to stream tons of Bollywood movies as well as other Indian films. ZEE5 has over 100,000 hours of content and 90+ TV channels. You can use the service for free, but you can also subscribe to a paid plan.

ZEE5 currently available in more than 190 countries.

Is ZEE5 available in the USA?

No. When you attempt to connect to ZEE5 via the USA, this message will appear:

How do you watch ZEE5 in the USA

You need to trick ZEE5 into believing you are from another country. A VPN is the best way to accomplish this. It will mask your IP so ZEE5 can’t see your location. It will only be able to see the VPN’s IP address and geo-location. This is the simplest way to explain it.

You – ISP Network – VPN Server – ZEE5

ZEE5 can be used in all countries as it is accessible worldwide. However, you may be able to access more content if the Indian VPN server is used.

There are many VPNs available on the market. We tried most of them, but NordVPN worked best with ZEE5. It is very user-friendly, lightning fast, and offers excellent security. There are 5,300+ servers across 59 countries.

How to download the ZEE5 app in the USA

We are able to download ZEE5 in the US. It was tested on an Android smartphone connected to NordVPN’s US server. The app was found and downloaded from the Play Store. We were greeted by this message when we opened the app.

Only when we disconnected to the US server did we manage to get around the message.

You will need a VPN app in order to use ZEE5?

It’s not so simple. We reached out to several VPNs and it seems like ZEE5 can’t be unblocked in the USA on Android and iOS. Our support representatives told us that ZEE5 prompts for location services. ZEE5 can still see the GPS data from your smartphone even if it is connected to a VPN. This tells ZEE5 that you are in the US.

With apps such as Fake GPS Location, you might be able spoof your Android GPS data. We can’t tell you how effective they are. Surfshark is the best VPN for this. Surfshark is the only VPN to allow you to spoof your Android GPS data. To use a GPS spoofing application on iOS, however, you would need to jailbreak the phone.

We believe that you should use the mobile website instead of the app. It is possible to unblock it while connected to a VPN server on iOS or Android.

It appears that you can only use ZEE5 in the USA via smart TV. We don’t know if they prompt for location services. ZEE5 can be downloaded on Android TV. Many VPNs also have apps for Android TV, including NordVPN. You can download the VPN app and then use it to access the ZEE5 application.

Is it possible to get a ZEE5 subscription in the USA?

ZEE5 is available for free but you can also subscribe to ZEE5 Premium, which costs a monthly fee. You get access to ZEE5 Originals and Exclusives, live TV, Bollywood blockbuster cinemas, and many other content.

We are unable to confirm whether you can use a VPN in the USA to obtain a ZEE5 subscription. You can order it but ZEE5 may decline your transaction if ZEE5 sees that you are using a US payment method.

ZEE5 does accept gift cards through its Android app. You should be able pay ZEE5 subscription fees even if you are not in the US if you buy it on Amazon through an Indian VPN server.

A Quick Guide to Optimize ZEE5 Streaming Speeds In the USA

VPNs can slow down your speed because they encrypt all your data. It will take longer for data packets between your server and the VPN server if you are using an Indian server. This is because the distance between India and the US is approximately 8,400+ miles (or 13,500+ km).

Here are some ways to speed up your VPN speeds if you find that videos take too much time to load or buffering is a problem.

  • Connect to servers near your location, such as VPN servers in Canada.
  • You can connect to servers that aren’t overcrowded. NordVPN allows you to see the server load.
  • Use WireGuard, L2TP/IPSec or IKEv2/IPSec as a fast protocol. NordVPN offers NordLynx which is a fast protocol that uses WireGuard technology.
  • ZEE5 is streaming over wired Ethernet instead of WiFi in the USA.
  • Split-tunneling is used to route ZEE5 traffic only through the VPN server. It will speed up if the VPN must encrypt, decrypt and route less data. This feature is available in NordVPN.
  • While you are watching ZEE5, turn off any web-connected apps running in the background that you don’t use. Turn off Discord, Skype, Steam, Discord, and other web-connected apps.


This section will answer most of the questions about ZEE5 in America and ZEE5 using a VPN. We’d love to answer any additional questions you may have.

Why is ZEE5 not available in the USA?

ZEE5 appears to have a contract that includes a non-compete clause with DISH Network which prohibits it streaming its content in the US. This clause prevents ZEE5’s launch of a direct-to customer service in the US. It allows DISH access to certain ZEE5 content. This agreement was signed by Zee in 2016, when the company expanded to the US market prior to ZEE5’s launch.

ZEE5 must use geo-restrictions in order to prevent people from viewing content on their platform from the US. It would appear that ZEE5 intentionally violated the DISH agreement.

Watch ZEE5 on Roku in the USA

ZEE5 can be viewed on Roku. However, it doesn’t have native support to VPNs so you will need to use one of the following:

  1. Install the VPN on your router.
  2. Use WiFi to share the VPN connection.
  3. Use an Ethernet cable to share the VPN connection.

NordVPN has step-by-step guides to help you do everything.

Watch ZEE5 on Fire Stick USA!

You can, since ZEE5 works with Amazon Fire Stick and most top VPNs offer apps for it.

The NordVPN app will not work with first-generation Amazon Fire Stick devices as they do not support VPN connections. You will need to either set up the VPN on your router, or share your VPN connection using WiFi or an Ethernet cable if you own a first-generation device.

How can you get ZEE5 in the USA using a free VPN?

You can use a VPN for free to view ZEE5 in the USA. ZEE5 does not use any VPN blocking or detection methods.

A free VPN can be frustrating because it often has slow speeds. Free VPNs usually have bandwidth caps of up to 2GB per month. This will limit the content you can view.

You’ll also be at risk if you download random VPNs from the app store. They could sell or log your data and expose you to malware.

A paid VPN is safer and more reliable. NordVPN offers a two-year plan for a low price and a 30-day money back guarantee. You can buy with no risk.

What Does ZEE5 Cost?

We can’t give an exact number. ZEE5’s pricing varies from one country to the next.

Our tester in Romania, for example, told us that they offer two plans: a 1-month plan at $4.89/month and an annual plan at $39.19.

We also used a Canadian server to get these prices: A one-month plan at $8/month, and a one year plan at $40.03.

We finally used NordVPN’s Indian server and got only one plan. It was a limited-time deal for a 1-year plan at $6.66. This is only $0.56 per Month!

The Indian plans may be the most affordable, but we are not sure if you will be able to take advantage of them by connecting to an Indian VPN server. ZEE5 may refuse to process your transaction if there is no Indian payment method.


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