Sweden is one of the best nations in the world to live in. They also produce TV programs and shows with high standard, and at SVTPlay.se (the address where you can watch the SVT live streams) you can also watch imported programs, sports events and other great stuff.
There is however a little minus in the wonderful story of SVT in Sweden. This is not a problem only with SVT, but it is a general thing, that TV channels publishing shows and streams on the Internet, need to use a geographical block on their streams. These blocks are there to protect the rights of the program. By law the TV channels need to use such blocks, but there are no rules that say that we as end users can not bypass these rules using a so called VPN connection. So, all you need to fix this is an IP address in Sweden, and once you have that, you are ready to watch SVT from abroad.
A VPN connection is frequently used by large companies, businesses and people on the run, so it is a highly respected way of protectin your Internet connection and aquiring content which was earlier unavailable because of your location.
Use a VPN to watch SVT from outside Sweden
There are lots of VPN providers on the market offering their services. These providers have servers in lots of nations all around the world, and normally you can with one subscription connect to all these servers, thus being able to both secure your Internet connection with encryption and achieving IP addresses in several nations all around the world.
Not all VPN providers offer such services in Sweden, but the best and biggest VPN provider offering lots of IP addresses in Sweden is named HideMyAss. They have about ten servers in Sweden, with more than 1200 Swedish IP addresses ready to be given to users. It might seem detailed and hard to understand this VPN thing, but it is incredibly easy. To watch SVT from outside Sweden, just follow these steps and you can watch your favorite program or live stream in only a few minutes from now.
Watch SVTPlay from abroad
- Visit the HideMyAss website and make a subscription for either 1 month, 6 months or 12 months.
- Download their free VPN client and connect to a server in Sweden (or the random server).
- Restart your browser and visit SVTPlay.se – Enjoy the show!
It is as easy as it sounds, and I have of course tried this myself. Try it as well, and do not miss out on the beautiful Swedish language or your favorite TV program.
If you have tried this, why not write a comment to share your experience! If you have questions or something else, then please write a comment. I would love to hear from you!