Want to watch Viaplay in the UK? If you are not in Sweden, you at least need to be in the EU to make it work if you have a personal number in Sweden. The UK? It’s not in the EU anymore, though. And that’s where this guide comes in.
The reason for why Viaplay is not available in the UK? It’s the same reason for why BBC iPlayer is not available in the UK.
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 naturally, getting the rights to show the likes of the Premier League in the UK is an almost impossible task. Not only is it super expensive, but it’s also super exclusive.
The result? Viaplay does not work in the UK.
...Until you apply the steps shared in this guide.
In order to unblock Viaplay in the UK, you need to make Viaplay think you are in Sweden, and to do that, you are going to need to be in Sweden virtually.
To do that, you need to use a VPN.
VPN services? They allow you to change your location virtually on the internet. In this instance, you can look like you are in Sweden while in reality, being in the UK.
...But if you ever tried to use a VPN for streaming, then you might know that it’s not quite as simple as just connecting to a Swedish server.
That’s because almost all streaming services take measures against VPN services because they have to. If they didn’t, they would get in trouble.
And this is where PrivateVPN comes in as a Swedish service (you are on an English blog) that focuses on quality rather than quantity, meaning fewer servers, but instead, servers that can unblock services like Viaplay in the UK.
...If you already have a Viaplay account, that’s it.
If you are from Sweden and already have the right card, that’s not an issue.
...But if you don’t have the right card, then you will need to bypass Viaplay’s card block.
To do that, you will need to install the Viaplay app on your phone, whether it be Android on Apple. And then you 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.
You will need to change the region of your app store.
We’ll go over how to do solve that issue below⬇️.
Unfortunately, most smart TVs and services like Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku do not support VPN services.
What can you do?
Want to watch Viaplay in the UK? That’s how you do it. But it’s almost similar when it comes to the likes of DAZN Canada and many other great platforms that aren’t or aren’t fully in the UK.
...But you can find that out yourself when you try out PrivateVPN.
Written by Michael Smolski.
Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN is able to unblock Viaplay in the UK, 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.