How to watch RTL outside Germany?

L is the most popular TV channel in Germany, packed with good series, shows and films. They do not have a live stream online, but they have a big library in which you can watch TV shows whenever you want. However, most shows are only available inside of Germany. The question  is therefore how to watch RTL from outside Germany?

If you try to watch RTL from outside Germany you will get a screen giving you the following error message (or something similar to it).

You might see this error message if you try to watch RTL outside Germany
You might see this error message if you try to watch RTL outside Germany

This message simply tells you that you are unable to watch RTL from outside Germany, because the programs are only available to people who actually watch from Germany. This can be very annoying when you are traveling, on a holiday or if you have to move to abroad for a certain amount of time. The good news is that the solution is near, it is easy and it does not cost especially much money!

What can I watch on RTL online?

To watch RTL online, you will need to sign up for the TV Now service in Germany. It is free to sign up, but it is also possible to buy a Premium subscription which will give you access to the live streams and lots of other content. Anyway, you will need to create a user for free, and then later you will decide whether you want to purchase the premium package or not. No matter what, you will need to find a solution that will help you stream RTL abroad, that is, to stream RTL outside Germany. How can it be done?

The most popular shows on RTL in Germany at the moment are DSDS, GZSZ, Temptation Island, Let’s Dance, Take me Out, Alles war Zählt, Shopping Queen, and quite a lot of other shows. But, how can you stream these abroad?

Watch RTL from abroad

This article is written from outside Germany, and that is why the error message was what we got as we first tried to watch RTL. What we then did was that we tried to use a VPN service (read more about VPN connections here). We connected to a PureVPN server in Germany, restarted our browser and when we tried to watch RTL again it worked perfectly (see screenshot beneath this text).

We are watching RTL outside
We are watching RTL outside Germany using PureVPN

What happens as we use a VPN provider is that we connect our computer to a server in Germany, and once you are connected all your activity on the Internet will seem to origin from that computer. Again this means that you will surf the Internet with a German IP address and be able to watch all programs available at RTL in Germany.

The best VPN provider out there on the market at the moment for those in need of a German IP address that makes you able to watch RTL from abroad is PureVPN.

If you visit the PureVPN website and sign up for their services, you will not only be able to get access to RTL outside Germany! You can actually use PureVPN to access American Netflix as well, to watch BBC in the UK, to watch ITV in England, to stream RTE in Ireland, to watch M4 in Hungary, and lots of other channels.

In that way, you can get access to Premier League football online, Formula 1 races online, Champions League matches online, the best TV shows in the UK on ITV and BBC, and the latest blockbusters on Netflix in the USA. Doesn’t that sound cool?

In addition, PureVPN has the longest money-back guarantee on the market. If you place your complaint within 31-days after your purchase, you will be entitled to a full refund. You can even use one single PureVPN subscription at 5 different devices at the same time. That is great value for your money.

Do not forget to check out the PureVPN packages for 1 year or maybe even longer. Those are the packages that will give you the best value for your money, by far!

Are you ready to stream RTL outside Germany?

  • Visit the PureVPN website and sign up for their services.
  • Download the PureVPN application and connect to a server in Germany.
  • Visit and create a user (if you do not have one yet).
  • You are now ready to stream RTL online outside Germany.

Isn’t that cool?

If you have any comments or questions related to this, please write a comment and I will do my best to help you out! Have a wonderful day!

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