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How to Unblock ViaPlay in the US

Want to watch Viaplay in the US? The bad news? That if you are not in Sweden, you at least need to be in the EU to make it work. The good news? That there is a way to unblock Viaplay in the US. And we’ll go over it in this guide.




Why You Need To Search for How To Unblock Viaplay in the US and the Steps

The reason for why Viaplay is not available in the US is the same reason for why American services are not available in Sweden. It goes down to rights to the content.


Viaplay pays for rights to show the likes of the Premier League in Sweden, and since its target audience is Sweden, it only has the rights to show the Premier League in Sweden. 


...And well, even if Viaplay tried to get rights for the Premier League in the US, platforms like CBS already have rights to it, making it incredibly hard to do.


The result? That Viaplay just doesn’t work in the US. 


That’s why to unblock Viaplay; you are going to need to make Viaplay think you are in Sweden, while also creating an account which isn’t as simple as it may look.


But before we get into how to unblock Viaplay in the US, it might be worth mentioning that unless you are looking for Swedish shows and sports with Swedish commentary, you might be better off with Canadian DAZN, which is over 3 times more affordable, and more content-packed. We made plenty of guides over how to unblock it in the past.



Making Viaplay Think You are in Sweden

In order to unblock Viaplay in the USA, you need to make Viaplay think you are in Sweden, and to do that, you are going to need to be in Sweden, virtually. 


How do you do that?


By using a VPN.


Never heard of VPN services? People use them for both staying safe on the internet, but also to change their locations virtually, so that they can unblock services like Viaplay.


But if you ever tried to use a VPN for such a purpose then you might already know that it’s not as simple as just connecting to a Swedish server. 


That’s because all major streaming services need to take measures against VPN services, as if they don’t, then they’ll get in trouble.


And this is where PrivateVPN comes (We are a Swedish service, but you are reading an English blog) as a service that focuses on quality rather than quantity, meaning it’s able to unblock Viaplay, and matter of fact, all other Swedish streaming platforms, but you can find that out when signing up for a 7-day free trial with no need for a card.



Simply download the PrivateVPN app, connect to a Swedish server, and you are good to go.



How to Create a Viaplay Account

Platforms like SVT Play and TV4 Play are free, thus they are simpler to unblock.


When it comes to Viaplay, you also need a card issued in the right country to sign up.


If you are from Sweden and already have the right card, that makes your life simple.


...But if you don’t have the right card, then you will need to bypass Viaplay’s card block.


And to do that, you will need to install the Viaplay app on your phone, and then will need to sign up from the app. That will allow you to bypass Viaplay’s geo-blocks, as either Google or Apple will handle the payment instead.


...The issue? If your app store is set to a region outside of Sweden, then you won’t be able to download the Viaplay app in the US.



We’ll go over how to do solve that issue below⬇️.



Creating a Viaplay Account on Apple Devices

  • On Apple devices, you will first need to sign-out of your iCloud account.
  • Once you’ve done that, create a new account, with your location set to be in Sweden.
  • Download the Viaplay app.
  • While connected to a VPN, sign up for Viaplay.



Creating a Viaplay Account on Android Devices

On Android devices, it’s a little bit different. Instead of creating a new account, you need to change the settings of your current account.


  1. While connected to a Swedish server, open up your Google Play Store.
  2. Click on the 3-bars on the top-left of the screen.
  3. Press on Account.
  4. You’ll see an option to switch your region to be in Sweden. Do it.
  5. Update your payment information.
  6. Go back to your Account and confirm your choice.
  7. Download Viaplay and create an account.



How to Watch Viaplay in the US on a TV

Naturally, you might want to watch Viaplay on a TV.


Unfortunately, in this case, the options are limited because smart TV platforms and services like Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku don’t support VPN services, but there is a way to do it.


We are going to share two of these ways now:

  1. Connect your laptop to a TV via an HDMI cable.
  2. Get an Amazon Fire TV Stick as it supports VPN services.



That's How to Watch Viaplay in the US on a TV

The great thing about this guide? That the same steps apply to almost all Swedish platforms, and if they don’t, then it’s even easier.


...But you can find that out when trying out our 7-day trial with no need for a card.


Written by Michael Smolski.


Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN is able to unblock Viaplay in the US, due to the nature of VPN platforms making efforts against VPN services, it cannot guarantee non-stop 100% of the time support. No service can guarantee that.