Would you like to watch RTL, ZDF, VOX, SAT1 or Pro7 from outside Germany? Then you need to get a German IP address. In order to change your IP address to a German one, you have several alternatives that I listed below.
What is a German IP address?
A German IP address is assigned to an ISP or hosting provider that provides Internet services in Germany. The most common German IPs have the following format:
- 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 (Telekom Deutschland)
- 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 (Telekom Deutschland)
- 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 (Deutsche Telekom)
- 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52
- 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 (Telefonica Germany)
Are you interested in finding more info regarding the German IP blocks? Check this post.
3 Ways to get a German IP address
1. Manually change your IP using paid or open proxies
A good solution to change your IP to one from Germany is by using the open or paid proxies. They are quite stable and provide fair speed. But, you may need to pay attention to your privacy. DO NOT enter your credit card details or other sensitive info while browsing using open proxies.
You may find proxies with German IP addresses on Free-Proxy.cz or Samair.ru. After you choose one you need to set up your browser to use that proxy. Take for example 18.104.22.168:80 and configure your browser to use it when you connect to the internet.
Next, if you don’t know how to manually change your IP you should check these posts:
- Google Chrome – How To Hide Your IP While Browsing Using Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge – How to Setup a Proxy for Microsoft Edge
- Internet Explorer – How To Manually Hide Your IP Using Internet Explorer
- Firefox: How To Manually Hide Your IP
- Safari – How To Manually Mask Your IP Using Safari
2. Use Web Proxies
A simpler method is by using a web proxy. Unfortunately, such proxies are usually too slow and unreliable for online streaming. To use such a web proxy simply visit the proxy site, type in the desired URL and press the Go or Submit button. Thus, the site is loaded from the IP of the proxy, not from your IP address.
One such a web proxy with a German IP address is Teleport. Also, you may Google for “German web proxy”. If you know more feel free to share them in the comments below.
Important! Before starting to use a web proxy please read the following post: Risks of using a proxy site.
3. Use a VPN service
The best solution is by using a VPN service. They are more secure and reliable as the connection is encrypted.
Here are several VPN providers that provide German IP address:
- HideMyAss – Munich (6 servers), Nuremberg (8), Berlin(3), Dusseldorf(2), Frankfurt(12)
- ibVPN – Frankfurt (4 servers)
- PureVPN – Munich (18 servers), Berlin(18), Hessen(6)
- NordVPN – 59 servers
If you know others please share them in the comments. Also, you may check a complete list of VPN providers.
German channels that you can unblock
Next, here is a list of all the German channels that you can watch live outside Germany with a VPN:
- RTL, RTL Now, RTL2 Now, RTL2, SuperRTL Now
- ARD Mediatek
- Sat1, Sat1Gold
- Prosieben, Pro7Maxx
- Galileo TV
- VOX, VOXNow
- Das Erste
- SkyGo.de (Do you want to access SkyGo UK? Use a Sky VPN.)
To sum up, there are several options when you need to change your IP address to one from Germany. I would go for a VPN, but you may also try web proxies or open proxies.