How to unblock and watch french TV outside France ?

French channels such as TF1, M6, W9, France 2, France 3 … can not be accessed from online countries outside of France as they require a French IP. So even iphone applications, ipad and android “MyTF1”, “6Play”, “W9”, “XFactor”, “HD TV” and others. So here’s how to access and watch french TV online from different devices. This solution may be useful for french travelers outside of France to watch their favorite channels in French abroad.

First you must choose a VPN provider that offers a French server such as:

After choosing your plan from one of our recommended providers or another from our French VPN servers list (select a package with a french server included) follow these tutorials:

Note: All our recommended VPN providers offer their own VPN client installable softwares to avoid OpenVPN and Tunnelblick installations steps. So you have only to chose your prefered provider install its client software, open it, select France as country and connect.






1- Bypass geoblocked access to french TV Channels using a VPN client software



In this video and screenshots tutorial we will explain step by step how to easily stream and watch all french TV from anywhere outside France. We pick one of our recommended VPN providers, HMA Pro VPN as example.

• Video tutorial how to watch french TV live using HMA Pro VPN software






• Screenshots tutorial how to watch french TV live using HMA Pro VPN software



Mytf1 site before using our HMA Pro VPN software:

TF1 live stream outside France



TF1 live Channel, we got a black screen

TF1 live stream black screen, blocked



TMC live Channel, we got a black screen

TMC live stream black screen, blocked



NT1 live Channel, we got a black screen

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HD1 live Channel, we got a black screen

HD1 live stream black screen, blocked





6Play site before using our HMA Pro VPN software. (code erreur : 542):
6play live Channels page, M6, W9, 6ter, Home Time, Sixième Style, Comic, Crazy Kitchen, Stories. We got an error message “Nous sommes désolé cette vidéo ne peut être lue en dehors du territoire français. code erreur : 542”

6play, M6 live stream erreur : code 542 , W9 blocked





France TV site before using our HMA Pro VPN software:
France Tv Pluzz live Channels page, France 1, France 2, france3, France 4, France 5, France ô. We got an error message “Pour des raisons de droits, cette vidéo n’est pas disponible depuis votre position géographique.”

france tv pluzz, France 2 live stream video non disponible position geographique , W9 blocked





Install HMA Pro VPN or any other of our recomended VPN software and open it

• Select a french server and Connect

watch french tv outside France, VPN francais



• French server connected, Now Let’s refresh our blocked pages

watch french tv outside France, VPN francais connected





Mytf1 site after connecting to french server by our HMA Pro VPN software:

TF1 live Channel unblocked (wait few seconds for ads)

TF1 live stream outside France, bypass geo blocking,unblocked

TF1 live stream outside France, bypass geo blocking,unblocked



TMC live Channel unblocked

MTC live stream outside France, bypass geo blocking,unblocked



NT1 live Channel unblocked

NT1 live stream outside France, bypass geo blocking,unblocked



HD1 live Channel unblocked

HD1 live stream outside France, bypass geo blocking,unblocked





6Play site after connecting to french server by our HMA Pro VPN software:
M6 live channel, no more problem of geoblocking error (code erreur : 542).

M6 live stream outside France, bypass geo blocking,unblocked

M6 live stream outside France, bypass geo blocking,unblocked



Follow Same steps for all other 6play channels

M6 live stream outside France, bypass geo blocking,unblocked





France TV Pluzz site after connecting to french server by our HMA Pro VPN software:
France 2 channel, no more problem of geoblocking error. Follow Same steps for all other France TV Pluzz channels

France 2 live stream outside France, bypass geo blocking,unblocked

France 2 live stream outside France, bypass geo blocking,unblocked








2- Bypass geoblocked access to french TV Channels apps in Mobile devices using VPN

French TV apps in different mobile Android and iOS devices like iPhone, iPad and all smart devices, need also a VPN solution to open it outside France. In our Mobile Tutorial we will use an iOS device (iPhone 6) and set up VPN based on PPTP Protocol.

Different french mobile Apps, work outside France with a VPN solution

watch french tv outside France



MyTF1 App home page

watch TF1, TMC, NT1, HD1 outside France



TF1, TMC, NT1, W9 Live page

watch TF1, TMC, NT1, HD1 outside France



TF1 Live, geoblocking error “Erreur de lecture de flux video”

TF1 iphone, ipad, android, erreur de lecture de flux video



Setup VPN in iPhone (Choose Settings > General > Network > VPN and then choose Add VPN Configuration (You can choose other protocol L2TP et IPSec, more details) and enter your login information of your VPN account)

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TF1 Live stream after connecting to VPN

Stream TF1 iphone, ipad, android, unblocked Stream TF1 iphone, ipad, android, unblocked HD



6Play App home page

M6 play, W9, 6ter, comic, outside France



M6 Live page, Select “Direct”

M6 play, W9, 6ter, comic, outside France



M6 Live, geoblocking error “Pour des raisons de droits d’exploitation des programmes, le service live n’est pas disponible en dehors de la France Metropolitaine.”

unblock service live n'est pas disponible en dehors de France



M6 Live video unblocked after connecting to VPN

TF1 iphone, ipad, android, erreur de lecture de flux video VPN setup M6 live stream unblocked iOS, android



France Tv Pluzz App home page

Watch France TV outside France



France 2 Live video, geoblocking error “Pour des raisons de droits. cette video n’est pas disponible depuis votre position geographique.”

unblock France 2 cette video n'est pas disponible depuis votre position geographique



france 2 Live video unblocked after connecting to VPN
TF1 iphone, ipad, android, erreur de lecture de flux video VPN setup


France 2 unblocked outside France - VPN



France 2 unblocked outside France - VPN


France 2 unblocked outside France - VPN DNS








3- Bypass geoblocked access to french TV Channels using manual installation of VPN


For the following examples the installation will be based on OpenVPN PC, Tunnelblick MAC and PPTP iPhone. For IPad, Android, Linux, vista, all windows and more .. please see page VPN Setup depending on your system.

Setup on Windows PC – based on OpenVPN

1- Download the OpenVPN service and then install from your VPN provider install the selected file server (more information please visit VPN Setup page) and open the page MyTF1.com (we take TF1 as an example. The same steps to open M6, W9 …)

ouvrir TF1 hors france 1

2- Choose via OpenVPN a french server and select "connect"

ouvrir TF1 hors france 2

ouvrir TF1 hors france 3

3- After the connection refresh your page and go!

ouvrir TF1 hors france 4

The same steps will apply to access to M6 Replay or other site to stream French channels live or VOD.

Setup on MAC OS – based on Tunnelblick

1- Download and install the service Tunnelblick then download the file servers from your VPN provider choosen, install and open the page MyTF1.com (we take TF1 as an example. The same steps to open M6, W9 …)

2- Choose via Tunnelblick a french server and select "connect"

ouvrir TF1 hors france Mac 1

3- After connecting to VPN, refesh the page

ouvrir TF1 hors france Mac 2




Note: Our providers offer their own VPN client software (such ibVPN, HMA, VyprVPN, …), you just need to download the client and install it, it is much easier to install and manage your connection to VPN servers.