SwissCom is one of the largest providers of TV services across Switzerland and with this comes an extensive online selection. While their online service doesn’t carry every TV station it does have a good selection and if you want to watch Swiss TV abroad or SwissCom abroad then this handy guide will show you how.
SwissCom has a large range of TV channels in German, English, French & Italian which includes the following plus many more.
- German : SRF 1 HD, SRF Zwei HD, ORF HD, TV24 HD, Arte HD, Nickolodeon, Disney Channel & Comedy Central
- English : BBC One, BBC World, CNN, BBC News HD, CNBC EU & MTV HD
- French : RTS UN HD, RTS Deux HD, M6 HD & 9 HD
- Italian : RSI LA 1 HD, RSI LA 2 HD & Rai HD
If you’re in Switzerland then you can watch these without any issue but if you’re outside Switzerland then you’re blocked from viewing. There is however a method to bypass that block using a by-product of a legal security tool and in this guide I’ll show you how.
If you’re interested in how to watch SwissCom TV Abroad you’ve come to the right place.
How to watch SwissCom TV Abroad
When you visit the SwissCom web TV site outside Switzerland you’ll receive a block message that looks similar to the one below.
You receive this because your IP Address reports that you’re not in Switzerland. Each internet connection is assigned an IP Address and from this any website you visit or service you access can determine your location.
It is possible to change your IP Address using a service called a VPN or Virtual Private Network. A VPN is used to create a secure encrypted connection to a third party server located elsewhere.
When connected you assume the IP Address of that server. By creating a connection via a VPN to a third party server in Switzerland you appear as if you are in Switzerland and so SwissCom online will stream you all the channels they have available and it doesn’t matter what country you’re in.
I’m sure by now a VPN sounds really complicated and you’re worried it’s going to be too technical for you to achieve.
But what if I was to tell you that it is simply a small app that you install on your computer or an app for your tablet or phone that within one or two clicks you are connected and have nothing more to do with it only enjoy your SwissCom TV channels?
Keep reading to find out what the best VPN service is for SwissCom and to see the really easy instructions on how to use it.
Where to get a VPN for SwissCom TV abroad
The further away you are from Switzerland the more important speed is. If you’re in another European country then you’re relatively close but if you’re somewhere like the US, South America, Asia or Australia then the distance makes a massive distance and a quality VPN provider will do the best to ensure you suffer no buffering or lag.
I personally use ExpressVPN and would recommend them as your first choice because they have plenty of options in Switzerland and through my tests I’ve found them to be one of the fastest. The other two providers are just as good though so feel free to sign up to them if for some reason you prefer them.
Most VPN providers cost around US$5 or $10 per month and will be cheaper if you sign up for a period of longer than a month.
All you have to do is click on one of the providers names above to visit their site or the button to get my recommended service and then continue reading to find out how to set it up.
How to use the VPN for SwissCom
You can download software and apps for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. The mobile and tablet apps are really easy to use, just run it and select a Switzerland option then visit the SwissCom site or launch the SwissCom app if you have it.
Windows and Mac work the same so follow the guide below in this example I use ExpressVPN but the process is the same for the other providers too.
Download and install the VPN software then run it.
Once you’ve logged in press Choose Location.
Then press on Switzerland.
The app should automatically start to connect for you but if it doesn’t simply hit the large Connect button.
After a few seconds the app will report you are connected. All that is left to do is visit the SwissCom website and view any TV channel as if you were in Switzerland.
Now you know how to watch SwissCom TV abroad, enjoy!
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