How to watch Winter Olympics on Sotschiplayer (SRF) in Switzerland from abroad?

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) will broadcast from the Winter Olympics in Switzerland, and as this article is written it is only two hours left before the first real broadcast will start, the opening ceremony from Sochi, Russia.

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If you try to watch live from Sochi on SRF without a Swiss IP, you will just see the following screen.

It is a little problem though that might occur if you try to watch the Winter Olympics using the Sotschiplayer provided by SRF. This is a wonderful site with live stream in several languages, and you can see sports on both SRF, RTS Deux and RSI there. In addition there are several live streams from Sochi availeble at the site, which can be seen without commentaries. For sure one of the best ways and sites at which you can watch the Winter Olympics online. But, if you try to watch SRF and the Sotschiplayer from outside Switzerland you will experience a problem, the video will just load and load, and never start. That is because of your location, since the streams will only be available to people actually located in Switzterland. Guess you read this article to find out how to fix this problem, and the solution is to use a VPN service like IPVanish or VyprVPN. Both services provide you with an IP address in Switzerland, so all you need to do is to download their VPN client and connect to a server in Switzerland. In five minutes you can enjoy watching the live streams from Sochi broadcasted by SRF from wherever you are in the world.


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As you use one of the mentioned VPN providers to get yourself an IP address in Switzerland you will at once be able to watch the live streams and you will see a screen showing you the different streams available in the Sotschiplayer.

live streams at SRF
I can pick what channel to watch on SRF using a VPN service to get a Swiss IP address.

Good luck and enjoy watching the Winter Olympics online. If you want to watch the Winter Olympics at some other channel online, read our article presenting lots of other TV channels on which you can watch the Winter Olympics online using a VPN provider.

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