Sweden is one of the best nations in the world to live in. They also produce TV programs and shows with high standards, 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.

Videon kan bara ses i Sverige
Error message when trying to watch live streams and certain shows from outside Sweden

A VPN connection is frequently used by large companies, businesses, and people on the run, so it is a highly respected way of protecting your Internet connection and acquiring content that was earlier unavailable because of your location.

Use a VPN to watch SVT from outside Sweden

SVT from abroad

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 to get 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 ExpressVPN. They have several servers in Sweden, with more than 1000 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 ExpressVPN website and purchase 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.

Visit the website ofExpressVPN

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!

2 thoughts on “How to watch SVT abroad?”

  1. This article looks very old and out of date, like lots of stuff on the Internet. Can you guarantee me that I can stream SVT online using HideMyAss?

    1. Hi there,
      Just tested HideMyAss with SVTPlay.se right now, and it works really smoothly. SO go ahead and give it a try!

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