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Rakuten TV

Rakuten TV

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Watch Rakuten TV from outside the UK

Yes, you can unblock and watch Rakuten TV outside the UK with Getflix Smart DNS & Smart VPN networks. Get started free here.

Rakuten TV is a video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service, offering movies and TV series for subscription, rental and purchase. Rakuten TV's catalogue includes content from studios around the world including Warner Bros., Disney and Sony Pictures, local distributors, and independent labels.

Rakuten TV's content can be streamed to most devices, offering a similar service to such platforms as Netflix or Hulu. It currently operates in several countries around Europe including Spain, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland. In 2019, Rakuten announced the launch of Rakuten Sports, a new live streaming and video on demand sports entertainment platform to expand and deliver sports content to several countries around the world.

Rakuten TV originally launched as Wuaki.tv in Spain, and was re-branded after being acquired by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten. It was meant to become an alternative to the services like Netflix and Amazon. However, unlike those platforms, it is focused on transaction- rather than subscription-based video-on-demand. The platform also moves deeper into originals, after starting with World War II picture Hurricane, starring Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), and Spanish movie Alegria Tristeza

The VOD player has partnered with several major smart-TV manufacturers looking for streaming in ultra-high-definition format. The smart-TV collaborations are with Samsung, LG, Philips and Hisense. Each of them add a branded Rakuten TV button to their remote controls in the same way that Netflix has done with manufacturer partners.

Although the services look quite similar from one territory to the next, they are not exactly the same given the country-by-country rights issues. There is a selection of big-ticket movies from the Hollywood studios on each iteration and the UK version seems to have the fullest offer. The only problem is that you cannot stream it from outside the UK.

Watch British Rakuten TV outside the UK with Smart DNS

In order to access any of the geo-restricted services, you need to use a solution that will mask your real location. Smart DNS takes part of your traffic via a special server which, without changing your original IP, makes your Internet traffic appear as if coming from the eligible area. So, no need to worry if you travel abroad or live in the part of the world where Rakuten TV is not available. Smart DNS takes care of everything without affecting your connection speed and the ability to access your local websites at the same time.

First, sign up with Getflix. You have 14 days to test our services and make up your mind. Next register your IP in our data base and use our setup instructions to configure Smart DNS on any operating system and device. Configure the device of your choice (or your home router if you want all your home network devices to access Rakuten TV) and you are good to go. It’s easy to do and does not require any special knowledge or additional software or hardware. In case of any problems, contact us for assistance or go to our Knowledge Base to look for help.

Once done, you will be able to stream Rakuten TV from outside the UK along with dozens of other geo-restricted services supported by Getflix.

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