How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 online

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 will premiere on Friday, February 28, at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST). The search for “America’s next drag superstar” will involve guest judges including the likes of Nicki Minaj, Jeff Goldblum, and Whoopi Goldberg. In order to be able to watch online from abroad, you’ll need a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Read on to find out how this can help you unblock geo-restricted content from abroad.

Note that we’re only recommending official sources for watching RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 online. This is a very popular reality competition which means there will almost certainly be unlicensed streams available. However, you can expect such streams to be unreliable, with low-resolution video and excessive amounts of lag and buffering. Unauthorized streams may also be taken offline without warning for violating copyright. We’ll show you how to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 online via official sources so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 will only be shown on region-locked platforms. However, you can watch it abroad via your usual home streaming services by connecting to a VPN.

How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 online abroad (outside US)

When you connect to a VPN, your internet traffic is routed through an encrypted tunnel, hiding your IP address and location. By connecting to a server in the US, you can get an American IP address, allowing you to unblock VH1 and stream RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 online from anywhere in the world.

Here’s how to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 online from anywhere:

  1. The first step is to sign up with a VPN provider. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost are two great, value for money alternatives.
  2. Next, download and install a VPN app, making sure it’s the correct version for your device (the device on which you plan to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race).
  3. Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the US. In doing so, you’ll be given a US IP address which will allow you to unblock VH1 from abroad.
  4. Go to VH1 and sign in with your TV provider details. If you don’t have a cable TV subscription, you can watch VH1 via select streaming services (more on these later).
  5. Select the VH1 live stream or an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race — the content should now be unblocked. Still locked? Try clearing your browser’s cookies.

The premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 will air live on VH1. By testing your VPN with VH1 in advance, you can avoid any last-minute hiccups. If there are any issues, you should still have plenty of time to contact your VPN’s customer support team for further assistance.

How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 on US TV

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RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 is set to premiere on VH1. If you’re in the US, you can watch online by signing in with your TV provider (you’ll need to enter the login details you use with your TV provider). It’s also worth knowing that you can get a 24-hour viewing pass by signing in via your Facebook account or creating a Viacom account. If you sign up for an account, you’ll be asked to provide your email address and date of birth.

However, VH1 is also available cable-free via the following streaming services: AT&T TV Now ($65 USD/month), FuboTV ($54.99/month), and Sling TV ($30/month). Note that VH1 content is region-locked and unavailable outside the US. Fortunately, you can bypass such geographic restrictions with the help of a VPN. All you need to do is connect to a server in the United States for a US IP address and the content will be unblocked.

ExpressVPN unblocks VH1 and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can try it out with VH1 risk-free. If ExpressVPN doesn’t meet your expectations, you can always request a full refund within the 30-day period.

Where else can I watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12?

Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 around the world:


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If you’re in Canada, you’ll be able to watch season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on OutTV at the same time as it’s airing on VH1 in the US. In fact, OutTV and Bell Media’s Crave streaming service have even co-commissioned a Canadian version of Drag Race.

There are a number of ways in which you can watch OutTV online. First, it’s possible to sign in using your cable TV subscription. However, there’s also a cable-free option with OutTV’s video-on-demand service OUTtvGo. This is available for $3.99 CAD a month. Finally, you can watch OutTV with a subscription on Prime Video Channels.

However, you choose to watch OutTV, know that a VPN is required in order to stream it abroad (outside Canada). Once you connect to a server in Canada, you’ll have a Canadian IP address for unblocking OutTV.


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Season 12 episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race will air weekly on Netflix UK the day after their initial US broadcast. This means that the first episode of season 12 will be coming to Netflix UK on Saturday, February 29. Indeed, seasons 1–11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race are available on many versions of Netflix worldwide. A Netflix UK subscription starts from £5.99 per month and includes a 30-day free trial.

Netflix is difficult to unblock due to the platform having implemented various anti-VPN measures. However, the best VPNs for Netflix provide you with a UK IP address that is able to bypass such restrictions, allowing you to stream RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 from anywhere in the world.


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RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 is coming to Stan on Saturday, February 29. In fact, all of the previous 11 seasons are available on the Australian streaming platform. There are three subscription plans available: Stan Basic ($10 AUD/month), Stan Standard ($14/month), and Stan Premium ($17/month). It also includes a 30-day free trial. Keep in mind that Stan is region-locked. If you’re planning to watch Stan when traveling abroad, you’ll need to connect to a server in Australia to obtain an Australian IP address.

What should I know about RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12?

Season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race will consist of 14 60-minute episodes as RuPaul and judges Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews, and Carson Kressley, return for their search for “America’s next drag superstar”. They will be joined by a whole host of celebrity guest judges including Nicki Minaj, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Daisy Ridley, Jeff Goldblum, Thandie Newton, and Whoopi Goldberg. Contestants will compete for a $100,000 cash prize and a one-year supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics.