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:
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 Channel, we got a black screen
TMC live Channel, we got a black screen
NT1 live Channel, we got a black screen
HD1 live Channel, we got a black screen
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”
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.”
Install HMA Pro VPN or any other of our recomended VPN software and open it
• Select a french server and Connect
• French server connected, Now Let’s refresh our blocked pages
Mytf1 site after connecting to french server by our HMA Pro VPN software:
TF1 live Channel unblocked (wait few seconds for ads)
TMC live Channel unblocked
NT1 live Channel unblocked
HD1 live Channel 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).
Follow Same steps for all other 6play channels
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
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
MyTF1 App home page
TF1, TMC, NT1, W9 Live page
TF1 Live, geoblocking error “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)
TF1 Live stream after connecting to VPN
6Play App home page
M6 Live page, Select “Direct”
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.”
M6 Live video unblocked after connecting to VPN
France Tv Pluzz App home page
France 2 Live video, geoblocking error “Pour des raisons de droits. cette video n’est pas disponible depuis votre position geographique.”
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 …)
2- Choose via OpenVPN a french server and select “connect”
3- After the connection refresh your page and go!
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”
3- After connecting to VPN, refesh the page