Traveling to Thailand and want to watch Viaplay in Thailand? The bad news is that it’s not right away available outside of the EU, but the good news is that it is relatively simple to unblock Viaplay in Thailand. With the steps ranging from 1 step to 3 steps depending on whether you normally live in Sweden or not.
If you are just traveling to Thailand and already have a Viaplay account, you will only need to make Viaplay think you are in Sweden.
If you are not normally based in Sweden or don’t have a Swedish card, you will also need steps 2 and 3, which will allow you to bypass Viaplay’s geo-blocks on payment cards.
Why all of this effort?
Well, because Viaplay doesn’t have the right to show most of the content it shows outside of the EU, meaning that it has to take measures to prevent you from watching. Otherwise, well, otherwise, it can get in trouble.
That’s where this guide comes in!
Regardless of whether you live in Thailand or just traveling there, this is the must-do step for all.
If Viaplay sees that you are not in Sweden, it won’t let you watch.
To bypass that issue, you will need to change your location virtually.
That’s where VPN services come in as services that allow you to do that.
Is it as simple as just connecting to a Swedish VPN server?
Services like Viaplay also make efforts against VPN services, and well, most VPN services are not aware of Viaplay in the first place.
This is where PrivateVPN comes in.
By focusing on fewer servers, but instead of servers of quality, PrivateVPN is able to unblock both the bigger entertainment platforms and the less known entertainment platforms around the world. And with PrivateVPN’s heritage coming from Sweden (you are reading an English blog), we know about all the platforms like Viaplay that others don’t know about.
But you can find that out when signing up for a 7-day free trial with no need for a card.
Download the PrivateVPN app, connect to a Swedish server, and you have unblock Viaplay in Thailand.
Provided that you already have a Viaplay account. If you don’t, keep reading⬇️.
Viaplay? It has a card block. If you don’t have a card issued in Sweden, you will have issues signing up.
If you have a Swedish card but are not in Sweden, that marks your life simple.
...But if you don’t, then this is where the solution of signing up via the Viaplay app on your phone comes in.
As both Apple and Google have their own payment platforms that don’t have the same blocks that Viaplay has.
...But to do that, you will need to get the Viaplay app, which might or might not require switching the location of your app store, depending on what it’s currently set at.
Want to watch Viaplay on your TV?
The simplest option is to connect your laptop to a TV via an HDMI cable.
As most smart TV’s and platforms like Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku don’t support VPN services, meaning you can’t unblock Viaplay on them.
The other option if you have a little bit more time? To get an Amazon Fire TV Stick, which does support VPN services.
Looking to unblock other services? That’s where PrivateVPN comes in with our guides and our wide support. But you’ll find that out when you sign up for our 7-day free trial with no need for a card.
Written by Michael Smolski.
Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN is able to unblock Viaplay, 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.