watch RuPaul’s Drag Race online

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 premiered on Friday, January 7 (2021) at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST). Season 14 saw 14 new queens competing for the title of “America’s next drag superstar,” but to watch the show 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 14 online. This is a very popular reality competition which means there are almost certainly 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 14 online via official sources, so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 will stream 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 14 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 14 online from anywhere in the world. Doing so is easier than you might think, simply follow this step-by-step guide.

Here’s how to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 online from anywhere:

  1. The first step is to sign up with a VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN. However, Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two solid 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.
  6. Still locked? Try clearing your browser’s cookies and reloading the page.

We recommend signing up and testing your VPN in advance of the show or event you want to watch so 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.


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How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 on US TV

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RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 premiered 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. Note that 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: FuboTV ($64.99 USD/month), Hulu with Live TV ($69.99/month), Philo ($25/month), and YouTube TV ($64.99/month). While Philo is the most affordable option, it’s worth knowing that the Hulu plan includes access to Disney+ and ESPN+. In the case of YouTube TV, the current special offer means you pay just $54.99 a month for the first three months.

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.

NordVPN unblocks VH1 and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can try it out with VH1 risk-free. If NordVPN 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 14?

Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 around the world:


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If you’re in Canada, you can watch season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Crave. You may already have access to Crave via your cable TV provider in Canada. In this case, all you need to do is access the Crave website or app and sign in using your TV provider login details (an email address or username and password).

Alternatively, you can stream Crave cable-free by signing up directly through Crave. This requires a paid subscription which costs $19.99 CAD per month (a mobile-only plan is available for $9.99/month). In order to watch Crave abroad, you’ll need a VPN. This requires connecting to a server in Canada and getting a Canadian IP address.


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Season 14 episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race aired on WOW Presents Plus, which costs £4.49 a month. An annual subscription is priced at £44.90, which works out to just £3.74 per month in comparison. While WOW Presents Plus is available in many countries, content can vary due to licensing agreements. As such, you’ll want to use a VPN to get a UK IP address in order to bypass restrictions.


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RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 showed on Stan. In fact, all of the previous 13 seasons are available on the Australian streaming platform, too. There are three subscription plans available: Stan Basic ($10 AUD/month), Stan Standard ($14/month), and Stan Premium ($19/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.

Watching RuPaul’s Drag Race online: FAQs

What do we know about RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14?

Season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race sees judges Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews, and Carson Kressley return for their search for “America’s next drag superstar”. We’ll meet 14 new queens, all of whom are competing for the prestigious title as well as a $100,000 prize. Notably, this is the youngest Drag Race cast ever, and we’ll also see Maddy Morphosis making history as the show’s first-ever heterosexual, cisgender male contestant.

Who are the contestants of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14?

Alyssa Hunter26Cataño, Puerto Rico
Angeria Paris VanMichaels27Atlanta, Georgia
Bosco28Seattle, Washington
Daya Betty25Springfield, Missouri
DeJa Skye31Fresno, California
Jasmine Kennedie22New York City, New York
Jorgeous21Nashville, Tennessee
June Jambalaya29Los Angeles, California
Kerri Colby24Los Angeles, California
Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté29Los Angeles, California
Lady Camden31San Francisco, California
Maddy Morphosis26Fayetteville, Arkansas
Willow Pill26Denver, Colorado
Orion Story25Grand Rapids, Michigan

How many countries have their own version of Drag Race?

The success of RuPaul’s Drag Race is such that it has spawned as many as 10 different adaptations since it first premiered in the US in 2009. What’s more, a further five adaptations are in the works. Here’s a list of all of the countries which have (or will soon have) their own versions of Drag Race as well as how many seasons they’ve had so far:

  • Australia and New Zealand (two seasons)
  • Belgium (Season 1 2023 TBA)
  • Brazil (Season 1 TBA)
  • Canada (three seasons)
  • Chile (two seasons)
  • France (one season)
  • Germany (Season 1 TBA)
  • Italy (two seasons)
  • Mexico (Season 1 TBA)
  • Netherlands (two seasons)
  • Philippines (one season)
  • Spain (two seasons)
  • Sweden (Season 1 2023 TBA)
  • Thailand (two seasons)
  • United Kingdom (four seasons)