How can I watch SVT outside Sweden?

SVTPlay.se is a great site where you can watch all your favorite TV programs in Sweden. The only problem is when you travel abroad for a holiday or move abroad permanently. How can you then watch SVT live when the live content is only available to people with a Swedish IP address?

On SVTPlay.se you can watch an awful lot of programs. At the moment you can watch all your favorite winter sports live with Swedish commentators, you can watch the news, weather forecasts, children’s programs, documentaries, soap operas, and lots of other TV shows. To watch the live stream you need a Swedish IP address, and that can easily be acquired if you use a stable and trustworthy VPN service.

Error message if you try to watch SVT outside Sweden

Use a VPN to watch SVT abroad

If you want to watch SVTPlay.se from outside Sweden we will, first of all, recommend either ExpressVPN or HideMyAss. Both services have servers available in Sweden and they have good speeds, meaning that you can watch the television shows normally without buffering and with high quality. In addition, they encrypt your connection, making it a very secure connection. They can also be used to watch content on other streaming services and TV networks worldwide, including BBC, Hulu, ITV, and many others.

HideMyAss and ExpressVPN have very similar pricing, and both of the services come with a 30-day money-back guarantee. In other words, if you try one of the services, but do not like it, you can easily ask for a full refund and get your money back!

Do not get the following error message anymore

  • “Videon är inte tillgänglig. Det kan finnas flera olika skäl till att du inte kan se videon.”
  • “Programmet kan bara ses i Sverige.”

Do you see one of the following error messages whenever you try to watch SVT outside Sweden? You don’t have to struggle with these error messages anymore.

Purchase a subscription to one of the mentioned VPN providers. When you have bought a subscription, download the VPN program to your telephone, tablet, TV, computer, or other device, and install the program. You can now open the program and connect to a server in Sweden, and you will be ready to watch SVTPlay online, no matter where you are in the world.

Try it yourself – make a subscription for one of the following VPN services today.

ExpressVPN49% discount – 3 free months

If you click the ExpressVPN button above, you will get three additional months for free if you purchase a 12-month plan. ExpressVPN can also be used to watch Netflix content in Canada, the USA, Japan, and some other countries. They have a 30-day full refund policy.

HideMyAss

HideMyAss can be used to watch Netflix content in the USA, and it is also good for several other purposes. The applications are really nice, and the donkey gives you a smile on your face whenever he shows up. HideMyAss also has a full refund policy valid for 30-days.


We have recently updated this article, meaning that even though we originally wrote it back in 2013, it is still up to date as of 2021. There is no need to worry. These instructions will help you watch all your favorite programs on SVT, no matter where you are in the world. You can also use HideMyAss and ExpressVPN to watch NRK in Norway, DR in Denmark, ZDF and DasErste in Germany, Rai in Italy, BBC in the UK, NBC in the United States, and so much more.

It is also good to know that both HideMyAss and ExpressVPN have high speed servers. For a long time, connecting to a VPN server meant that you had to compromise your good Internet connection. But, with ExpressVPN and HideMyAss your download speeds will not drop a lot, even after connecting to one of their servers in Stockholm, or elsewhere in the world. I have done many speed tests, and I have often had download speeds exceeding 100 Mbps with both HideMyAss and ExpressVPN.

I hope these instructions have helped you. If you still have any comments or questions, write a comment and I will do my best to help!

3 thoughts on “How can I watch SVT outside Sweden?

  1. ohan says:

    Hello Thomas,
    Can I still use HideMyAss to stream SVT outside Sweden? Don’t want to buy a product that isn’t working!

  2. Thomas Stein says:

    The article is up to date. If you want to watch Sweden in the World Cup 2018, or maybe some other team, follow these instructions and you will be able to watch all the matches on SVT from abroad. You can use the methods described here to watch TV4 abroad as well, so that comes as a nice bonus!

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