Is there an easy way to watch Zattoo abroad? Follow the steps in this illustrated guide!

Is there one or more programs on Zattoo that you would like to watch? Is there a live stream that you would like to watch, or maybe a program or a TV series available on Zattoo that you are desperate to stream? What can you do if you receive an error message telling you that it is impossible to watch Zattoo at your current location? Is there a way to watch Zattoo abroad? Keep on reading this article and follow the steps in this little guide, and you will be ready to watch Zattoo online in a few minutes!

The Zattoo platform is available in Switzerland, but what makes it so amazing is that you can watch content from lots of TV networks and streaming services on the platform. Not only can you watch SRF and other swiss channels on Zattoo, but you can also watch live streams from BBC, ITV, and several other TV channels in the UK on the platform (and so much more).

We all agree that Zattoo is a fantastic place to watch popular TV shows and live streams from big sports events and more. It is completely free to register a user at the platform, but if you plan on watching a lot of content on Zattoo, you might be forced to purchase a Premium plan, or you can simply fix this by creating a new user when you have used all the free minutes included in the free plan on your Zattoo account.

But, if you try to watch Zattoo outside Switzerland, you will most likely see an error message that will look something like this.

Diesen stream durfen wir dir hier leider nicht zur verfugung stellen. offenbar befindest du dich momentan im ausland.

The message above will tell you that you are located abroad, and that is why you are unable to watch the live stream or the program that you are interested in. In the example above, I tried to watch the live stream of MTV in Switzerland which is available as well on the Zattoo platform.

What can you do to get rid of the error message? What can you do to watch Zattoo abroad? I will show it to you with some very easy steps right now!

Watch Zattoo outside Swizterland – Follow these easy steps!

Would you like to get rid of the error message telling you that Zattoo is unavailable outside Switzerland? Do the following.

1. Use a VPN to fake your IP address

The first thing you need to do is to use a VPN to fake your IP address. This might sound very strange, complicated, and maybe even illegal, but it isn’t. A VPN is a tool used by millions of people online to secure their data and protect their privacy online. A VPN will encrypt your data online and it will make it very hard for any hacker to spy on your online activities. But, one of the consequences of using a VPN is that your IP address (your virtual address) will change. That is why you can use a VPN to make the Zattoo website believe that you are in Switzerland, just like you can use a VPN to make NBC believe that you are in the USA, ZDF believe that you are in Germany, TF1 believe that you are in France, NRK believe that you are in Norway, DR believe that you are in Denmark, SVT believe that you are in Sweden, and the list could go on.

Which VPN should you use? There are so many to choose from!

I have written about VPN providers and VPN services for more than ten years, and currently, the best VPN on the market for this purpose is SurfsharkVPN. They have a fantastic service, and they also have the best prices available (especially if you purchase a 2-year plan). Click the button below to visit their website and to get a special discount on their two-year package.

Surfshark VPNwith 30-day money back guarantee

SurfsharkVPN has a full refund policy valid for thirty days, so if you do not like it, you can ask for a refund. A nice thing with SurfsharkVPN is that they have apps for all the big platforms, they do not have any bandwidth limitations, and you can use the same subscription on all your devices at the same time.

  • Click the button above, purchase a VPN subscription, and download the SurfsharkVPN application to your computer, telephone, TV, or tablet.
zattoo with vpn

Above you can see a screenshot of the SurfsharkVPN website. But, if you use the link above, the page might look different as you will get a special discount.

2. Run the VPN application and connect to a server in Switzerland.

If you have bought your VPN application already, then the biggest part of the job has already been done. Now you can start the application and connect to a server in Switzerland. You will find all necessary download links to the Windows program, the Macintosh program, the applications for iOS and Android, and even more on your membership pages on the SurfsharkVPN website.

surfsharkvpn zattoo

If you look at the picture above, you can see that I am running the SurfsharkVPN application on my Windows computer in dark mode. It is really easy to use and all I had to do was to look for a server in Switzerland (or search for Switzerland) and then click the connect button. As you can see in the image above, I have clicked the connect button and I am now waiting for the connection to be made. This normally takes about 5 seconds. Once I am connected, I have a Swiss IP address, and I am ready to watch Zattoo online.

3. Visit and create an account (if you do not have one already)

Now you are ready to watch, no matter where you are in the world. If you haven’t created a Zattoo account yet, register a new account as you visit the website. It is more than enough to create a free account. If you later want to upgrade your account, then feel free to do that, but it isn’t needed at this moment.

Now you can look around at the Zattoo website and you can find the live stream that you are interested in, or you can search for the TV programs or documentary or other content that has caught your interest.

mtv zattoo

The important thing is that you are now ready to watch Zattoo online no matter where you are in the world.

Above you can see the screenshot I made after using SurfsharkVPN to watch Zattoo online. Instead of seeing the error message mentioned at the start of the article, I can now watch MTV and all the other TV networks available on the Zattoo platform online.

What makes Zattoo so interesting?

I believe Zattoo is so interesting because you can find such a variety of content there. The Swiss channel SRF is awesome for documentaries, news, and also for larger sports events. But, if you do not understand Swiss, French, German, or Italian, it is a fantastic fact that you can also stream BBC and ITV and other UK TV channels on Zattoo. That is why so many people use Zattoo to watch live streams from large sports events on Zattoo on BBC or ITV in the UK.

For example, during the summer of 2021, Zattoo was a perfect solution for everyone who wanted to stream Copa America, the European Championship in football, and the Summer Olympics online on BBC/ITV in the UK, or on SRF in Switzerland. And in fact, you can also watch the live streams from DasErste and ZDF in Germany on Zattoo, giving us all access to more TV channels known to broadcast large sports events and other great content online.

What are the differences between the different Zattoo packages?

Is it enough to have the free package with Zattoo? For most people, it is more than enough. If you want to watch a football match, it is more than enough. If you want to stream a movie, or maybe some big events during the Summer Olympics, it will be more than enough. But, if you want to constantly use Zattoo on a daily basis, you might want to upgrade to a more expensive package.

zattoo packages

With the free package, you are only allowed to stream content for 30 hours per month. That is quite a lot, but if you are a frequent user, or plan on watching lots of content online in the coming days and weeks, then it might end up not being enough. If you reach your limit, you might consider upgrading your package, or to simply register a new user on the platform.

The biggest differences are the number of HD channels you will have access to, whether or not you are allowed to record programs and content, and also how many simultaneous connections you are allowed to have. With the free package, you can only be logged in with one device at the same time, but with the Premium package, you can have two simultaneous connections, while you are allowed to have four simultaneous connections with the Ultimate package.

I hope this information will help you understand which package will suit you the most.

Are you ready to watch Zattoo online?

I have tried to give you all the information that you need in this article. If you still have any questions about how you can stream Zattoo abroad, or if you have other questions related to the content of this article, please write a comment and I will do my best to assist and to help.

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