How to watch & unblock Sunderland AFC SAFSee in the UK

If you’re looking for a way to watch all the matches on Sunderland AFC’s SAFSee service in the UK then this is the guide for you.

In this guide I’m going to show you how you can gain full access to SAFSee even if you’re in the UK. You won’t need to miss any of the games.

Sunderland AFC’s SAFSee service shows almost all of Sunderland’s matches live online. If you’re in the UK you can watch many of the games but the widest coverage is available to those overseas.

Like all UK TV services, they’re required by the EFL to block access to any games that kick-off between 2:45 and 5:15 pm. Below I’m going to show you how you can still access and watch them.

What you’ll need to watch

To watch all of Sunderland AFC’s matches this season you’ll need a subscription to the SAFSee service.

It’s the new online streaming platform for watching Sunderland AFC live. It’s similar to the larger service iFollow used by other clubs up and down the country.

When you visit the payment page in the UK you’ll see only options for the season and monthly “Audio Pass”. International users will see an additional option “SAFSEE 20xx-xx Live Streaming Pass (INTERNATIONAL ONLY)”.

To access this in the UK you’ll need to get yourself a VPN service. A VPN app allows you to change your location and make it appear as if you’re in a different country.

When using a VPN from a provider such as ExpressVPN it makes the SAFSee website think you’re outside the UK and so lets you access the international live streaming pass.

Below I’ll show you the simple steps how to get a VPN and how to use it to sign up and watch SAFSee from within the UK.

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How to use a VPN to watch SAFSee

There are hundreds of companies out there that offer VPN services. My favourite is ExpressVPN because they’ve got a huge 30-day money back guarantee and if you sign up for the whole season you can get 3-months free on their annual subscription.

However, if you want to shop around then below are my three recommendations of VPN service you should use for watching SAFSee in the UK:

  1. ExpressVPN – Recommended
  2. IPVanish
  3. NordVPN

All you need to do is choose one of the three above. Then follow the simple steps below. I’m using my recommended provider ExpressVPN in the example:

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up for their service.
  2. Download their app for your device from the Products section of their website.
  3. Install the app and open it. Login when required.
  4. Select Choose Location (1) and then press Switzerland, Germany or France (2).
  5. Wait for the app to connect or press Connect (3) if it doesn’t automatically.
ExpressVPN app window

Select any country outside the UK.

Once the app has connected head over to the Sunderland AFC SAFSee sign-up page.

You’ll now see a new option that you wouldn’t normally the “SAFSEE 20xx-xx Live Streaming Pass (INTERNATIONAL ONLY)”. Click “Buy Now“.

SAFSee International

ExpressVPN enables you to see the Streaming Pass.

Follow through and complete the sign up process. That’s all there is to it.

When you’ve finished disconnect from the VPN service. To watch any games blocked in the UK such as the 3 pm games you’ll need to reconnect to the VPN app which I explain below.

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How to watch UK Blocked ‘3 pm’ games

When you login to the SAFSee website from the UK you’ll only have access to watch the games permitted to be watched in the UK.

With the VPN service you signed up for, for example, ExpressVPN you can unblock all the matches and watch them all in the UK.

This includes any 3 pm games which in fact covers all matches kicking off between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm. It will also allow you to watch any other matches that are being shown on the big UK networks such as Sky which are also blocked in the UK.

Simply connect to a country outside the UK on the VPN app, for example Switzerland, Germany or France and then revisit the SAFSee website or launch their app.

You’ll now be able to watch all the Sunderland AFC matches in the UK with your annual subscription.

Recap: Watch Sunderland AFC SAFSee in the UK

Sunder AFC’s SAFSee service is open to users across the world, including the UK.

However, the UK has a severely restricted service due to football league regulations that state that any matches kicking off between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm can’t be shown live on TV or online.

Outside the UK it’s a different story. All matches can be shown.

By using an app called a VPN from my recommended provider ExpressVPN you can unblock all the blocked matches on Sunderland AFC’s SAFSee, this includes the traditionally blocked ‘3 pm games’.

Just grab yourself a VPN from ExpressVPN by clicking the button below and then visit the Sunderland AFC SAFSee sign-up page to get the international streaming package.

You can then watch Sunderland AFC in the UK or anywhere else in the world fully!

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How do you think Sunderland AFC will do these season? I’d love to hear your thoughts or where you’ll be watching the lads from. Let me know in the comments section below.

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