Love Holland’s The Voice? Here’s How to Watch it from AnywherePublished by Gray Williams on December 11, 2018
Since 2010, The Netherlands has been captivated by “The Voice of Holland”, a reality TV competition that has amateurs competing to get noticed by four professional singers, who then act as their coaches over the course of a competition before a winner is crowned.
“The Voice of Holland” has become so popular that two other shows, “The Voice Kids” and “The Voice Senior” have added to RTL4’s lineup.
With Holland celebrities Martijin Krabbe and Wendy van Dijk running the show as hosts, the competition is must-see TV in The Netherlands. But if you love “The Voice of Holland” and you don’t live in Holland, you’re out of luck being able to watch the show live or as a streaming service.
What’s the big deal? Well, networks like RTL make their money by selling licenses for their programs to different carriers like cable networks, satellite TV companies, etc. If they let viewers outside of their home market view their programming for free, what incentive do foreign networks have to buy the rights to those shows?
If you live or work outside of The Netherlands, but still want to follow “The Voice of Holland”, there’s an easy solution that is low-cost and 100% legal. By using a virtual private network (VPN), you can check out all of RTL4’s current and previous coverage of “The Voice of Holland”.
The Ins and Outs of a VPN
VPNs’ primary function is to provide the most secure connection possible when connected to the Internet. It does this by secure an encrypted ‘tunnel’ between your Internet-capable device and a remote server which could be located in another city, state, or even another country.
When you input data for the purpose of viewing websites, using apps, or uploading files to the Internet, the VPN client encrypts it at your end and sends it through the ‘tunnel’ to the remote server. The remote computer decrypts your queries and data and assigns them a new IP address from its own locale. It then sends your information on to the Internet using its own built-in security package.
When the websites you are querying begin sending back information, files, and data, they are routed to the remote server. It encrypts them, sends them through the same encrypted tunnel, and back to your device. In the case of streaming “The Voice of Holland”, the remote server will be located in The Netherlands. When it decrypts your information – to visit RTL4 and stream episodes of “The Voice of Holland” – it assigns them an IP address in The Netherlands.
How to Use a VPN to Stream “The Voice of Holland”
What VPNs are best to view “The Voice of Holland”?
You typically need good speeds to download quality streaming content, and ExpressVPN is the best in the business at it. With 94 ultra-fast servers, ExpressVPN makes up for its high price tag with 24/7 customer service, unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited server switches, plus a 30-day risk-free trial.
IPVanish VPN is a VPN on the grow, jumping 30 servers in 2012 to more than 1,000 spread across 60 countries in the present. It has 256-bit encryption and unlimited bandwidth as well as unlimited P2P traffic.
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