ZDF LivestreamZDF.de is a German TV channel, and at their website you can find great content. The best is of course the icon in the upper right corner of the website where you can press and watch the ZDF Live stream.

I am writing this article from outside Germany and the problem is that as I click the “Das ZDF im Livestream” button to watch I do not actually get to see the live content, but instead I get this boring error message.

ZDF error message
Diese Sendung kann Ihnen leider wegen rechlicher Beschränkungen nicht angeboten werden. Wir bitten um Ihr Verständnis.

To bypass this error message and get the chance to watch the ZDF live stream from abroad, just like I want to in the moment I am writing this article, you need to make ZDF believe that you are located in Germany, something that can be done by getting yourself a German IP address. To show how this works I have a subscription myself with the VPN provider HideMyAss, Here are the steps I am taking to get rid of the error message and to watch ZDF.de online instead!

Steps to watch ZDF.de from abroad

  1. Get yourself a HideMyAss subscription (if you do not already have one). Download their VPN client.
  2. Open the HideMyAss client and connect to a server in Germany.

    HideMyAss server in Germany
    Connect to a HideMyAss server in Germany to watch ZDF.
  3. Restart your browser and visit ZDF.de again.
  4. Press the watch live stream button and it should now be working.
I am watching ZDF from abroad
I am watching ZDF from abroad

Here you can see a screenshot taken by me after following the steps mentioned earlier, and I am now watching ZDF.de from outside Germany. It is very simply, but very efficient. And, using this technology and VPN service provided by HIdeMyAss you can also get yourself a Netflix account in Germany, or watch popular TV channels such as NBC from Germany.

So, go ahead and visit the HideMyAss website and get ready to watch the ZDF.de live stream from wherever you are in the world!

HideMyAss website(watch ZDF.de live stream in a few minutes)

For your information it is good to know that ZDF is a brilliant channel also because they broadcast lots of cool sports events and make them available online in their live stream. This is valid for Champions league matches, for events happening during the Winter Olympics and other big and important happenings.