How to unblock and watch ARD Mediathek channels online outside Germany ?

The ARD is a public broadcasters in Germany and one of greatest public broadcasters of the world, offering different famous german channels like Das Erste, Arte, 3sat, EinsPlus, Einsfestival, tagesschau24, KiKa, Phoenix, Bayerischer, WDR and many others of cultural, entertainment and live sports programming such as Olympic games, Champions League, Bundesliga and FIFA World Cup to german audiences. For Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014 it is a good way to watch live the competition online in “Das erste” channel.

All ARD mediathek channels are available only from Germany. For germans travelling outside Germany find themselves restricted to stream ARD mediathek live site and can’t use all their PC, Mac, mobile and Tablet App (iPhone, iPad, Android…). To unblock and bypass restriction messages “Derzeit kein Livestream verfügbar” or “Aus lizenzrechtlichen Gründen ist dieser Livestream mit einem so genannten Geoblocking versehen und kann nur in Deutschland gesehen werden. Trotzdem müssen wir aus rechtlichen Gründen einige Sendungen davon ausnehmen.” you have to use a german iP. So in our tutorial we will try to explain how you can access to ARD channels and enjoy your favorite movies, TV Shows and sports for free while travelling outside Germany using a VPN solution. You can choose one from our VPN providers list and choose Germany as country.

In our Example we picked an german IP using VyprVPN, we recommend these providers :

For manual installation, you can consult our VPN SET UP page or your provider site under Setup section. Or readily install the VPN Client software of the provider you have chosen (all our recommended providers have their own installable software).

1- Unblock ARD mediathek channels using VPN Solution



. Screenshot of ARD mediathek site:

ARD mediathek not availble - GeoBlocked

 

. Screenshot of ARD mediathek site Live Channels:

ARD mediathek live not availble - GeoBlocked

 

. Screenshot of ARTE Live channel Before using VPN (Fehlerhafte Konfiguration der MediaCollection.):

ARTE not availble - GeoBlocked

 

. Screenshot of BR Live channel Before using VPN (Fehlerhafte Konfiguration der MediaCollection.):

BR not availble - GeoBlocked

 

. Screenshot of iPVanish Client installed (pick Germany as iP): (Tutorial done with VyprVPN and PPTP as VPN Protocol)

Unblock ARD - VPN connection

 

. Germany VPN server connected:

Unblock ARD - VPN connected

 

. Screenshot of ARTE Live Channel after installing and connecting to VPN (refresh the page):

Unblock ARTE - Watch sport, movies & tV shows for free

 

. Screenshot of BR Live Channel after installing and connecting to VPN:

Unblock BR - Watch sport, movies & tV shows for free

 

. Screenshot of other Channels that can be opened by VPN (in the bottom of ARD mediathek page):

Unblock Das Erste - Watch sport, movies & tV shows for free

 

. We will choose Das Erste (is the channel that broadcast World Cup 2014 matches):

Unblock Das Erste - Watch World Cup Brazil 2014 online free

 

. Screenshot of Das Erste mediathek site (select Live):

Das Erste site not availble - GeoBlocked

 

. Screenshot of Das Erste channel Live stream Before using VPN (Derzeit kein Livestream verfügbar):

Das Erste not availble - GeoBlocked

 

. Screenshot of VPN Client installed (pick Germany as iP):

Unblock Das Erste  - VPN connection

 

. Germany VPN server connected:

Unblock Das Erste - VPN connected

 

 

. Screenshot of Das Erste channel Live stream after connecting to German VPN server:

Unblock BDas Erste - Watch world Cup 2014 for free

 

Unblock Das erste - Watch world Cup 2014 live online free

 

Note: This VPN solution can be applied in all “ARD Mediathek” iOS, Android and windows Phones and Tabets Apps (iPhone, iPad, Android…). For installation go to our VPN Setup page.