In this article, we’ll show you how to watch Match TV outside Russia.
When you try and stream Match TV outside of Russia, you will run into an error that says “this video is unavailable in your country.” This is occurring because Match TV has geo-blocked your internet connection and does not allow their content to be streamed outside Russia. This can be frustrating, but luckily there is a simple solution to this problem.
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How to watch Match TV outside Russia: Simple Fix!
To resolve this issue, you need a VPN that will work with Match TV. In order to be compatible with Match TV, your VPN provider must be compatible with Russian servers. Not all VPNs have Russian servers available, but there are a few that will allow you to connect to them and stream Match TV.
If you want to know how to watch Match TV outside Russia, then follow these simple steps.
Total Time: 2 minutes
It’s that simple.
What is Match TV?
Created by order of Vladimir Putin, Match TV is a Russian public sports channel.
It broadcasts football, formula one, athletics, ice hockey and a number of other sports.
Match TV offers a subscription-based service called Match TV live. This covers the Russian Premier League and other Russian football events. But also gives you access to the Bundesliga and the Spanish La Liga.
There are two Match TV Live subscription tiers. You can sign up for 30 days for 229 Russian rubles, or you can opt-in for a yearly subscription for 2290 rubles.
Why doesn’t Match TV work outside of Russia?
Match TV is a Russian streaming service with specific and exclusive rights only allowing them to broadcast their content inside Russian borders.
If you try and access the platform outside of Russia, you will run into the “this video is unavailable in your country” error.
This error is coming up because Match TV blocks any connections coming from outside of Russia. Using “geo-blocking” technology and techniques Match TV prevents any connections outside of Russia from viewing their content.
Every internet connection has an IP address that identifies where in the world the connection is coming from. Match TV can identify IP addresses that connect to their streaming service and therefore detect your location.
If your IP address is showing that you are outside of Russia, you will be blocked.
How does a VPN unblock Match TV?
Match TV’s geo-restrictions rely heavily on being able to identify IP addresses. Your IP address contains information that details where in the world you are connecting to the internet from. If you are outside Match TV’s broadcast zone, then you will be blocked from viewing its content.
VPNs or virtual private networks, rechannel your internet traffic from your current internet service provider to their server network. It all sounds complicated, but in simple terms, when you connect to a VPN server, your VPN provider will grant you a new IP address that matches the location you select.
To watch Match TV, all you have to do is choose a VPN server in Russia, and then you’ll be given a Russian IP address. Match TV will think you are connecting to its service from inside Russian borders and you will be able to stream Match TV from anywhere in the world.
Will any VPN work to unblock Match TV?
The short answer is no. Russia is more stringent about their internet policies than many other countries around the world. For many years, Russian authorities have been trying to “monitor what people do online and stop them from accessing information that the authorities want to be suppressed.”
They are doing this by attempting to block VPNs which are good tools to maintain online privacy. Recently Russian authorities demanded that VPN providers register with government regulators and hand over access to their servers or face a ban. Only one VPN provider did this, but many others removed Russian servers from their service altogether.
With Russia’s strict rules around internet privacy and security, VPNs that have Russian IPs are hard to come by. There are some providers however a lot of them aren’t fully secure as they have handed access to their servers over to the Russian authorities. Fortunately, CyberGhost ($2.75/month) hasn’t done this and has Russian IPs available.