When leaving your home country, people often have to miss their local TV stations.
We have found a way to bypass this and have made this blog to show you how you can watch the local French TV stations from anywhere in the world!
Channels that are watchable with an internet connection from inside France include TFT1, France 2, M6, France 3, C8, France 5, TMC and more!
While this works great from inside France, the app will be blocked when viewed from an IP address from outside of the country.
Links to French TV stations with internet live streams:
Note: To view these livestreams, you will need to turn off your adblocker!
Why are the TV stations blocked?
As French TV stations sign for their programs, they have to reach an agreement. They need to sign that they won’t play the shows for site visitors from outside of their country. So before the website or app plays you the video, they check if your IP originates from France. If it doesn’t, it won’t play the live stream.
These GEO Barriers can be bypassed by using a VPN. The VPN will make it seem like you’re inside France while you’re physically in a different country.
Watching internet TV through a VPN connection
It’s important that the site your visiting or the app you’re using think you physically inside France. Even when in reality, you’re not physically in a different country.
When using a VPN server from France, the website or app will see a French IP address and play the TV shows for you. Effectively bypassing the GEO blockade.
Buy a VPN to watch French TV from other countries