RAI is the official broadcaster of the Rugby World Cup 2023 in Italy. If you want to catch the content online RAI Play is the best resort. The main problem arises when you are outside Italy and can’t access this channel for geo-restriction reasons.
So, in this guide, I will let you know how you can watch RWC 2023 streaming online on RAI Play app anywhere in the world, which is the dedicated app of the RAI group.
Live Stream Rugby World Cup 2023 Outside Italy
If you are an Italian resident, I suppose you already have access to RAI Play. I mean, you would have been a regular RAI subscriber while you were in Italy.
Now when traveling abroad or residing outside Italy, you would have a subscription to that app, but unfortunately, you can’t access the app. This is the error message you will observe while traveling to access Rugby World Cup 2023 outside Italy on RAI Play.
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Here are the steps to follow to get over this issue:
- Rai TV is only available in Italy. To overcome this, you must pick a VPN carefully, ensuring it offers servers in Italy. Furthermore, the VPN should provide uninterrupted streaming services. Once you’ve decided on a VPN service provider, you now have to create an account and sign up for one of its subscription plans.
- Now it is time to install the VPN on your device after you’ve finished the subscription procedure. Ideally, It would help to acquire a VPN that supports multiple device connections. This allows you to watch Rai TV on any device when overseas.
- Sign in to your VPN using your account credentials after finishing the installation procedure to open the app. After that, look for a high-speed server in Italy. A server in any Italian city would allow you to access Rai TV easily. Ensure it has a solid and robust connection strength so you don’t have to deal with extended buffering periods while streaming.
- After establishing the VPN connection, navigate to the Rai TV website or app and select the Rugby World Cup 2023 section you want to watch. Then, if you want to use the ‘on-demand option,’ check in to your Rai TV account. Also, if you’re a new customer, you may subscribe to this service because you now have an Italian IP address just because of your VPN. Rai TV is a free service, so you don’t have to bother handling your payment methods.
Why you need a VPN to Watch Rugby 2023 World Cup outside Italy
RaiPlay only provides live streaming of free TV and radio programming to Italian customers.
Viewers do not need to register (for money) to use the service. Users may, however, create free accounts on the service to access On-demand movies, sports content and other intriguing features.
Unfortunately, this entire lot of fun is only available to Italian users!
But you can’t blame Rai TV for this since they must follow copyright and streaming rights restrictions.
However, as detailed on their website in the FAQs here, customers may access RaiPlay from anywhere in the world. However, the service is restricted. Furthermore, customers outside of Italy are unable to watch Rai TV live. So, even if you have a RaiPlay account, you won’t be able to access whatever you want after you leave Italy.
Follow the guide I mentioned in this guide if you want to watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 games online outside Italy.
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Can I watch Rugby World Cup 2023 Online on UK Broadcaster in Italy?
If you are in Italy and don’t want to watch the matches online on RAI Play, ITVX (UK broadcaster) is your best alternative. It is also a free service that has won the broadcasting rights of every Rugby World Cup 2023 match.
But this app is only available for UK users; if you are outside the UK, you must be in the UK virtually. Here is how you can do it!