Spanish Radio and Television Corporation is a channel many of us love and you can find lots of information about their channel, upcoming programs and also watch livestreams at rtve.es. Unfortunately most of their programs are unavailable from outside Spain, so if you want to watch your favorite programs of soccer matches, Champions league matches or similar events on RTVE from abroad, you need a Spanish IP address.
I am writing this article during a Wednesday when it is Champions League match day. I wanted to watch the match between Copenhagen and Real Madrid, and after trying some providers, I ended up using IPVanish because their service is the one that worked the best for me as I wanted to watch RTVE from outside Spain. It is worth noticing that they have several servers in Spain and not all worked with the RTVE live stream, so if it does not work, just log onto another of the IPVanish servers in Spain and it should be working again.
HideMyAss worked as well, but at least in the moment when I am writing this article and testing it myself, IPVanish seems to work better. If you compare prices, HideMyAss and IPVanish are very similar, so it doesnt really make any difference to your wallet which of the services you pick.
How to watch RTVE from outside Spain?
To make it easy and understandable, here are the few steps you will need to take to be able to watch RTVE from outside Spain, from abroad.
- Visit the website of HideMyAss or IPVanish.
- Sign up for a VPN subscription and download their respective VPN clients.
- Conncert to one of the servers in Spain.
- Visit RTVE.es and watch the program you would like to see.
It is easy and enjoyable and as you probably understand, I have done this myself. Just take a look at this little YouTube video where you can see me watching Champions League match live on RTVE using IPVanish from abroad.