If you live outside Germany at the moment or if you are simply out traveling you might be sad that not all programs on DasErste is available from all over the world. This is because some content is protected with a geographical block.
This block makes it impossible for people located outside Germany to watch live streams and content copyrighted and only available in Germany. To fix this problem you will need to get hold of a German IP address which will make it possible to watch all available content, and to DasErste and all other websites it will seem like if you watch the programs from Germany, even though you are located somewhere else in the world.
What do do then to watch DasErste?
If you then want to watch DasErste what you need to do is to get that German IP address. The best and easiest way to get a Germany IP is to use a VPN service from one of the many providers out there on the market. We have tested lots of these providers and based on our tests the best providers if you are in need of a German IP are HideMyAss and PureVPN.
Both services have good speeds and are easy to use. The PureVPN speeds are at times faster, so if speed is everything, go for PureVPN. HideMyAss is normally a bit cheaper, but if PureVPN has discounts, it might be cheaper than HideMyAss. Visit both sites, and sign up for the service that sounds best to you. We would though go for PureVPN if we had to decide.
What to do know?
Visit PureVPN, sign up for their service, download their client, wait for their confirmation email, log in, connect to their server in Germany, restart your browser and you should be ready to watch DasErste and all other geo-blocked content in Germany from all over the world.
You will also be happy to know that if you have followed these instructions you can also use them to access ZDF from abroad. In fact you can get access to local TV stations all across the world. Press the link for more information on different TV stations you can access with your PureVPN subscription.
Good luck and enjoy the show!