How to watch Rugby on Viaplay

Originally based in Stockholm, Viaplay was launched in May 2007 under the name Viasat On Demand before rebranding to Viaplay in 2011.

Viaplay is the only place to watch every single United Rugby Championship game live this season. Viaplay will broadcast all 151 games including eight games per round plus coverage of all the knock-out drama and Grand Final.

Fans can tune in on Sky, Virgin TV or online via the new Viaplay app or Amazon Prime – with all 151 games live for less than £1 a game!

​HOW TO WATCH ON TV IN THE UK

  1. Sky: Viaplay Sports channels via 412 and 421. Sky customers can subscribe from just £11.99 per month on a twelve month rolling contract or from £14.99 per month on a rolling monthly contract via the website – https://viaplay.com/gb-en/. Viaplay customers on Sky will also receive free access to the Viaplay app where users get access to the Film & Series package focused on Nordic storytelling with more than 1,000 hours of award-winning Viaplay Originals and curated third-party content.
  2. Online via the Viaplay app (Web, iOS App, Android App): https://viaplay.com/gb-en/ Customers can subscribe to Viaplay from just £11.99 per month on a twelve month rolling contract or from £14.99 per month on a rolling monthly contract. Customers on the app get access to the Film & Series package focused on Nordic storytelling with more than 1,000 hours of award-winning Viaplay Originals and curated third-party content.
  3. Virgin TV customers: Viaplay Sports channel 551 and 552. You can subscribe for £12.99 per month via the provider with no connection fee or minimum contract. Call 0845 840 7777 or set up viewing via box. (Press Home > Apps and Games > All Apps > TV Upgrades.)
  4. Amazon Prime: Amazon Prime customers will get access to Viaplay Sports 1, Viaplay Sports 2, Viaplay Xtra and LaLigaTV for just £14.99 per month.

What TV shows, movies and sports are available on Viaplay in the UK?

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.

How much does Viaplay cost in the UK?

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.

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).

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