DAZN is a UK-based over-the-top sports subscription video streaming service currently available in these countries around the world.
If you want to stream your favorite sports events and your country is not on the list, chances are that you’ve already tried using a VPN service in order to bypass geo-blocking.
However, you might end up in a situation where DAZN is not working with a VPN – one of the main reasons being the fact that it often blocks many VPN services.
Therefore, you should try different VPNs to see which one seems to work best in your particular situation based on your current location.
In case your current VPN service is not blocked by DAZN, you can try other alternative methods like changing VPN servers, protocols, or ports, which can also be useful at times.
What can I do if DAZN is not working with a VPN?
1. Change your VPN service
If you’re currently located outside of DAZN supported countries, a primary option for you is definitely using a VPN service – which you probably already use.
Nonetheless, many users are unable to make DAZN work with a VPN even though they’ve already tried some of the methods mentioned below, but it is worth a try with a very stable VPN software like Private Internet Access.
This is primarily because DAZN simply isn’t VPN-friendly, so many services out there won’t help you when you try to access the service.
The only thing you can do in this situation is to try different VPNs until you find the one that will allow you to use the service without any restrictions.
2. Change VPN servers
- Launch the VPN client on your device.
- Go to the servers section.
- Choose another server from a country where DAZN is available.
- Connect to it and try accessing the service again.
If your VPN is running slowly or constantly disconnecting, this may be caused by an overcrowded server; as a result, you can switch to another server in the same country.
Also, please make sure that you’ve connected to a server in a country where DAZN is currently available; otherwise, you will deal with geo-blocking.
3. Change protocols
If DAZN is not working properly with your current VPN service, you might try changing protocols.
The VPN protocols are the basis of every VPN service and are responsible for data encryption and routing while the IP protocols are the ones that makes your Internet connection possible
You can change your VPN and/or IP protocols if your VPN is slow and has an unstable connection when you stream DAZN content online.
This can be easily done by going to your VPN client settings as shown in the examples below with Private Internet Access.
Change VPN protocols
The majority of premium VPN services use OpenVPN as the default VPN protocol which is reliable, stable and secure and is often considered the best protocol to use.
OpenVPN uses UDP by default; however, if the connection fails with UDP, you can try using OpenVPN with TCP.
Depending on your specific VPN service, you may choose other VPN protocols like PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, SSTP, IKEv2 or the newer WireGuard as shown in the above example with Private Internet Access.
Change IP protocols
You can choose either User Datagram Protocol (UDP) or Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), UDP being faster and TCP more reliable.
The default IP protocol used depends on your specific VPN and you can switch between the two protocols in the settings menu of your VPN client.
4. Change port numbers
For a connection to be made between your computer and the VPN server, a certain networking port on your end is being used.
If your VPN is slow or fails to access geo-restricted websites and services like DAZN, you should switch port numbers.
While there are many different ports for various types of Internet traffic, your VPN only uses one at any given time.
Sometimes these ports may become overloaded, resulting in poor speeds similar to how an overcrowded server will slow down your connection.
In other situations, internet service providers will intentionally throttle your bandwidth on popular ports, thus limiting your connection.
5. Make sure your VPN software is up to date
Although top VPN services have auto-update features, you need to make sure that you have the most recent version installed on your device for the best performance.
Sometimes you might decide to install a certain version later and then you forget about it entirely; that is why you have to periodically check your VPN software since newer versions come with improvements which will fix your previous stability issues.
Therefore, if DAZN is not working with your VPN, you should never disregard checking whether you’re running the latest updated version.
6. Check your country laws regarding VPNs
Last but not least, you should take into account the fact that some countries impose a partial or complete ban on the use of VPN services.
Among them we have China, Russia, Belarus, Turkmenistan, North Korea, Turkey, Irak, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Uganda, Venezuela.
If you live in any of these countries and a complete ban is enacted, chances are that you won’t be able to use a VPN legally at all, not even to mention about using it to bypass DAZN geo-blocking.
In case you chose to use a VPN in these countries, you can expect to face repercussions ranging from high fines to jail time; therefore, you need to be very aware of the risk you’re taking.
All in all, we really hope we addressed the main causes for which DAZN might not be working with a VPN service and we’re confident that you’ll be able to circumvent both geo-blocking as well as other underlying issues related to your VPN settings by trying out the above solutions.