Are you a Hearts fan? Keen to see the latest highlights, interviews, reactions from your team? Well, Hearts TV is the perfect online video service for you.
Just one problem. Hearts TV is only available outside the UK. But don’t worry, in this guide, I will tell you how to watch Hearts TV in Scotland or throughout the UK or Ireland.
As a Scottish football fan, you will know that trying to watch your team can be difficult at times. If you can’t access the home broadcast network, are based outside Scotland, or just move around a lot, finding coverage can be tricky.
Hearts TV was created to address that. But, unfortunately, it is aimed at overseas supporters rather than those in the UK.
But it is possible to unblock Hearts TV in the UK with the help of a VPN. And in this article, we will tell you everything you need to know to do it.
What you need to watch
If you try to watch Hearts TV in the UK, you will be frustrated. While there is some content available, primarily audio, most of it is video content that will be blocked. This is because Hearts only have the rights to stream this content outside the UK.
However, it is possible to unblock Hearts TV in Scotland, the UK, and Ireland. To do it, you will need a VPN.
VPNs are easy to use and only cost a couple of pounds a month. The difficult decision is which VPN to use. There is a lot on the market, but for unblocking Hearts TV, I recommend ExpressVPN.
ExpressVPN offers the fast connections and strong security needed to enjoy Hearts TV. It also offers a great 30-day money-back guarantee and if you subscribe for the year you can get 3-months completely free too.
It is not the only VPN that will do the job, but it is the best. If you want to look around more, my top 3 picks are:
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How to watch Hearts TV in Scotland & the UK
Once you have chosen which VPN to use, the process of unblocking Hearts TV is a simple one. Just follow this step-by-step guide.
How to watch Hearts TV in Scotland & the UK:
- Visit the ExpressVPN website, choose a subscription package and sign up for their service.
- Download their Windows or Mac app from under the Products section of their website or download the app from your mobile app store.
- Open the app and login or activate it. Their activation code can be found in the ‘My Account’ area of their website.
- Select Choose Location and then press Italy, Netherlands, France etc. (You can choose any country outside the UK, but the closer to your actual location the better.)
- Wait for the app to connect or otherwise press Connect.
- Visit the Hearts TV website and enjoy.
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How does a VPN work to unblock Hearts TV
Because Hearts don’t have the rights to stream much of their video content in the UK, they use geo-blocking to stop UK residents from watching.
Geo-blocking works by looking at your IP Address, which tells every website you visit where you are located. If your IP Address says you are in the UK, you can’t watch Hearts TV.
But a VPN can change your IP Address and so get around geo-blocking. A VPN works by encrypting all of your internet traffic and then redirecting it through an external server.
When your data passes through that server it is tagged with the server’s IP Address. This helps to protect your online privacy, but it also makes it possible to get around geo-blocking too.
All you have to do is connect to a server outside the UK and then visit the Hearts TV website. Because Hearts TV will see an overseas IP Address, they will allow you to stream everything on their site.
It really is as simple as that!
Conclusion: How to watch Hearts TV
If you're are a Hearts fan, you don’t want to miss out on all the fantastic Hearts-related content on Hearts TV. And now you don’t have to, even if you are in Scotland, the UK or Ireland.
By using a VPN, it is possible to unblock Hearts TV in Scotland, the UK, and Ireland and enjoy all of the highlights and other exclusive player content.
My recommended VPN for the job is ExpressVPN, and I have outlined in this article exactly how to use it to unblock Hearts TV.
A VPN will only set you back a few pounds a month, which is a small price to pay for the huge amount of content Hearts TV has to offer, not to mention all the other benefits that come from having a VPN subscription too.
How do you think Hearts will do this season? I would love to know so why not let me know in the comment section below?
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