The quick answer to your question:
Yes, StreamLocator does unblock RÚVOrder StreamLocator
What is RÚV, and how can I watch it?
Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV) is the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. They have two TV channels (one full time, and another for when there’s just too much content for their single-serving channel) as well as three radio channels.
They also operate a selection of websites, apps, podcasts, and mobile platforms to keep their viewers in touch with all the latest news, sports, drama and more.
For anyone with a need or a want to broaden their horizons into Icelandic TV, news, and culture, then RÚV is where you need to be. Both radio and TV are delivered live through www.ruv.is as well as via their associated apps and platforms. All of their hosted content is available for 7–90 days after transmission—ideal for those catch-up and on-demand viewers.
There are over 400 programs added every week, covering news, sport, drama, comedy, game shows, children’s viewing, special events, and documentaries; primarily delivered to promote the Icelandic language, history, and cultural heritage.
You will find the odd popular international title in the mix; they ran Lost and Desperate Housewives to give you an idea of what occasionally makes the grade. Another popular staple amongst the Icelanders is Eurovision. You can usually find other global events included in their line-up—the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup make their broadcasts when they’re held.
How can I watch Icelandic TV shows with StreamLocator?
If you’re not in Iceland, then StreamLocator provides you with a virtual location so that the streaming services think you are. Once their servers see a location that matches their requirements, the blocks are lifted, and the content is available.
Our smart hub communicates directly with those servers, finding out the best connection method and location, to seamlessly provide you with the best access.
No complicated settings or software installation required
When using a VPN or Smart DNS service to get around geolocation blocks, their users have to download the appropriate app or software for their device. Then, it’s a matter of checking which location is required and picking from the available options to find one that works. The other key disadvantage is that you have to go through the whole process again and again, for every device you plan to watch your geoblocked streams on.
StreamLocator doesn’t ask you to do any of that.
Because our system works with your existing WiFi network, it automatically includes all of your Internet-enabled devices. There isn’t any software to download, apps to install, or server settings to change.
It’s always switched on and ready to go, looking for the services and locations as and when you need them. It works so well you won’t even know it’s doing it, connecting you seamlessly and automatically to all of the providers in our list.
Better still—it works with the closed systems that a VPN or Smart DNS services can’t. That means those Smart TVs that don’t have VPN apps available are automatically catered for. The same with Chromecast. In fact, our system works beautifully with Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, games consoles, Mac and PC desktops and laptops, iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets—and anything else you can think of!
It doesn’t impact your download speeds like some of the VPN servers do, and it can handle as many connections as you need. That’s right—if everyone in your household wants to connect to a different service in a different country, it isn’t a problem for StreamLocator.
How to watch RÚV from outside Iceland
RÚV uses geolocation tracking to pinpoint where its viewers are; if they’re not in Iceland, they won’t be permitted access to the shows being broadcast or on-demand content. To get around those geoblocks, you need to provide them with a virtual location in Iceland.
The most conventional methods are VPN and Smart DNS, but they’re not the only ways to get around the blockades.
How to register for RÚV from outside Iceland
RÚV is a free service, funded by the licence fee paid by taxpayers, so there’s no registration required. They also show a few adverts here and there, which contribute to its funding.
Do you need a VPN or DNS to watch RÚV from outside Iceland?
You need a way to provide a virtual location to the RÚV servers; VPN and Smart DNS are the most commonly accepted methods.
StreamLocator is working on adding RÚV to its long list of supported services. As soon as we do, we think it’ll be the easiest way to access all of their shows.
Will StreamLocator allow me to watch RÚV for free?
Absolutely. RÚV is a free channel/service—however you choose to connect to their streams, it will always stay that way.
Popular TV shows on RÚV in Iceland
- Jóladagatalio: Jól í Snaedal (The Christmas Calendar)
- Vikan með Gísla Marteini (This Week with Gísla Marteini)
- Silfrið (Silver)
- Fréttir kl. 19:00 (News)
- Kappsmál (Competition)
- Paradís (Paradise)
- Hvítklaedda konan (The Woman in White)
- Okkar á milli (Between Us)
- Landinn (The Country)
- Upplysingafundur Almannavarna (Civil Protection Meeting)
- Villta vestrið (The Wild West)
- Kastljós (Spotlight – News)
- Lögregluvaktin (Police Watch)
- Njósnir í Berlín (Spying in Berlin)
- Kveikur (Turns On)
- Lag dagsins (Team of the Day)
- Undirtónar (Undertones)
- Mestu lygar sögunnar (Most Lies in History)
- Sannleikurinn um HIV (The Truth About HIV)
- Brot (Loaf)
- Ófærð (Unmoveable)
- Gettu betur (Guess Again – gameshow)
Popular movies on RÚV in the Iceland
- Tvöfalt líf Veróniku (The Double Life of Veronica)
- Bíóást: Gullaeoio (Beast: Gullaeoio)
- Skilyrði fyrir skólavist (Conditions for Schooling)
- The Square
- Elska þig að eilífu (Love You Forever)
- The Sixth Sense
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