How to watch Viaplay in the UK
Viaplay is a cheap on-demand site which specialises in live sports like the Euro 2024 qualifiers and La Liga. Here's how to watch it in the UK.
If you fancy Nordic noir thrillers, live sport and a host of original TV series and films then Viaplay is the place to be. The streaming service is one of the newer in the circuit and boasts a huge library of Nordic noir - a genre of crime fiction set in Scandinavia or Nordic countries - with a catalogue of over 200 series and documentaries including crime, thriller, drama, and more.
On top of drama and crime thrillers, Viaplay offers a load of sporting events because their parent company holds extensive sports rights in multiple markets. Amongst its newer sporting additions are the National Hockey League (NHL) and Poland-based MMA promotion KSW.
Viaplay also acquired Premier Sports, so is now the only on-demand streaming service where you can watch La Liga live and every match of the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign (aside from England games). On top of the sports action, users can also watch films and series, plus original content that you won’t find on any other streaming service.
If this sounds like your cup of tea, read on to find out how you can watch Viaplay in the UK.
- What is Viaplay?
- What TV shows, movies and sports are available on Viaplay in the UK?
- How much does Viaplay cost in the UK?
- How to watch Viaplay in the UK
Viaplay is an on-demand streaming service that was created in Stockholm and hit UK shores in November last year.
The streaming service offers three packages: Viaplay Film & Series, Viaplay Total Monthly, and Viaplay Total Annual. The Film & Series package is primarily made up of Nordic noir stories and includes more than 1,000 hours of award-winning Viaplay original content and third-party content. The Viaplay Total packages include films and series, as well as live sports - and doesn’t Viaplay have a lot of sports!
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Sports content includes all European Qualifiers for the UEFA EURO and FIFA World Cup, as well as UEFA Nations League and friendlies, and this has been promised until 2028.
As well as third-party content, Viaplay hosts a wealth of original content. Their titles include TV series like Fallet starring Adam Godley of The Great and Breaking Bad. Wallander is another of their popular series starring the legendary Kenneth Branagh who was in Murder on the Orient Express and directed the Academy Award-nominated movie Belfast, and the KSW Titans documentary.
Films on Viaplay include Borg vs McEnroe with Mamma Mia! and Andor actor Stellan Skarsgård, and 3 Things starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game Of Thrones. For Nordic noir fans, you’ll be pleased to know the TV series Millennium, based on Stieg Larsson’s crime trilogy of the same name, is also on the streaming service.
Viaplay also houses sports documentaries, such as The Hockey Miracle in the Middle of Nowhere. And for even more examples of sports you can watch on the service, there’s La Liga, the men’s top professional football division of the Spanish football league, EIHL, the highest ice hockey league in the UK, plus KSW, NASCAR, UEFA Nations League, Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), and the Scottish League Cup, also known as the Viaplay Cup.
You’ll be pleased — and possibly a bit shocked — to learn that Viaplay starts from under a fiver a month. With streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video starting at £8.99 per month, Netflix at £4.99 per month, and Disney Plus at £4.99 per month, Viaplay’s £3.99 starting point is the cheapest out of the lot.
Viaplay has a few different membership options. The first is their Film and Series package for £3.99 which includes movies and TV shows, plus Viaplay Originals and Nordic noir thrillers.
Viaplay's second package is the Total Monthly which is Viaplay's premium membership at £14.99. This includes all the same content as the series and film package but with the added bonus of live sports.
You can also get Viaplay Sports on its own through Amazon Prime Video for an extra £14.99 a month. Virgin Media also offer Viaplay Sports through their sports package option.
- Sign up to add Viaplay sports to your Amazon Prime Video membership from £14.99
- Get Viaplay Sports with a Virgin Media Sports package
The final option is the Viaplay Total Annual package. You buy 12 months upfront and save 20 per cent in total as each month works out at £9.99. The Annual package contains everything that Viaplay Total Monthly does (films, series and sports).
Does Viaplay have a free trial?
Viaplay Film & Series subscription has a seven-day free trial and, after that, will set you back £3.99 per month. The free trial will be automatically started when you begin a Viaplay Film and Series subscription. Make sure to cancel before the 7 days are up if you don't wish to be charged.
The Viaplay Total Monthly package does not come with a free trial, nor does the annual option.
If you’re currently a Sky or Virgin customer, you can sign-up to Viaplay through your TV provider and gain access to sports via the channels Viaplay Sports 1 & 2 and Viaplay Xtra.
Viaplay is supported by a multitude of devices, such as major smart TV brands, iOS and Android devices, PCs and Macs, as well as platforms like Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google TV. You can also stream Viaplay online, and this will cover TV series and films as well as sport.
Perhaps the easiest option to stream Viaplay Sport, though, is through Amazon Prime as it keeps all of your subscriptions neatly in one place. If you're not already an Amazon Prime customer, you can sign up to the streaming service for £8.99 per month after the free 30-day trial, then add Viaplay Sport as an extra for £14.99 per month.
- Not already an Amazon Prime customer? Start your 30-day free trial
- Sign-up to Viaplay Sport for £14.99 per month at Amazon Prime