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How to Watch SVT Play Outside Sweden

Do you want to be able to watch SVT Play outside of Sweden to enjoy your favourite Swedish shows such as Mästarnas Mästare? Unfortunately, SVT play is not automatically available outside of Sweden.

If you ever tried to connect to SVT Play outside of Sweden, you dealt with the message we share in the below picture. In this guide, we’ll show you how to bypass this issue, so it doesn’t show, but will also explain why this issue is even an issue.

Why is SVT Play Not Available Outside Sweden in the First Place

Like with almost all online streaming services out there, SVT Play is not available outside Sweden because of rights to content.

That’s because while SVT does have quite a bit of its own content, at the same time, it doesn't actually own a lot of its content.

And that’s an issue as far as streaming, as the more regions you want to show something in, the more you have to pay.

In this instance, you have to ask yourself why would SVT Play want to spend much money on rights to show the content it shows in Ireland or the UK, when most of their audience is Sweden, right?

It doesn't make sense. And would be too expensive with any major benefits.

And that’s the main reason why SVT Play is not available outside of Sweden right away.

How to Watch SVT Play Outside of Sweden

In order to be able to watch SVT Play outside of Sweden, you need to fool SVT Play into thinking that you are in Sweden, while in fact, you are not.

In order to do that, you need to change your location virtually.

How do you change your location virtually? With a VPN.

However, you need to use the RIGHT VPN.

Connecting to a Swedish server won't automatically make SVT Play work. And the reason for that is because almost all platforms that can’t show content in certain regions also have measures against VPN services.

And this is where PrivateVPN comes into the picture as a service that will allow you to watch SVT Play outside of Sweden. Why? 

As it focuses on quality over quantity. Therefore, instead of several thousands of servers, you get several hundreds of servers, and these servers are able to unblock entertainment platforms that people want to access. 

PrivateVPN? It’s also Swedish meaning that we know all the services that Swedish people want to use, and thus are able to unblock them too.

The best thing? You can try out PrivateVPN yourself with our 7-day trial that doesn’t ask for a card.

And it’s super simple. You don't need to provide card information or any extended personal data. Just an email and a password.

...And then, just connect to a SVT Play server.

The great thing about SVT Play? That you don’t need an app to watch it, which is not the case with a lot of platforms.

However, it’s not as simple as just watching SVT Play outside Sweden on a TV so we’ll quickly also show you how to do that.

How to Watch SVT Play Outside Sweden on a TV

Watching SVT Play outside Sweden on a TV is complicated for one reason.

Most TV platforms where it’s a smart TV, or a device with Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku, don’t support VPN services.

That means that regardless of whether you want to get the SVT Play app or watch without it, you cannot make SVT Play think you are in Sweden.

And this is where there these solutions come in:

  1. Connect your laptop to a TV via HDMI.
  2. Get an Amazon Fire TV Stick or an Android TV
  3. Install a VPN on your router and watch on any platform you want.

On paper, option 3 might seem like the best option as it will allow you to watch on any platform you want.

However, in reality, we don’t recommend that option as while we have made guides on how to install a VPN on a router, most routers aren’t powerful enough to handle VPN services, and will thus slow your internet down.

Our advice? Get the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

It supports VPN services and is easily available to get in most countries.

This is How You Can Watch SVT Play Outside of Sweden

With PrivateVPN, you will be able to enjoy your favorite SVT content no matter how far outside of Sweden you are.

And the same applies to other Swedish content.

...But also to a lot of other content whether you are looking to unblock the likes of RTE, DAZN, or BBC iPlayer. 

Claim your 7-day trial today! And enjoy your favorite shows no matter where you are.

Written by Michael Smolski.

Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN supports Swedish platforms like SVT Play, due to the nature of these platforms making efforts against VPN services, PrivateVPN cannot guarantee non-stop 100% of time support at all given times. No service is able to offer that.