How to Watch 3Sat Outside Germany

Content Verification Date: March 31, 2024

The Quick Guide to Unblock 3Sat

  1. Create an Unlocator account
  2. Configure your device to use Unlocator Smart DNS or VPN
  3. Go to the website of 3Sat or use their app if supported.
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Unblock 3Sat

3Sat is a joint venture between various German, Austrian and Swiss TV-stations. The channel was originally started to broadcast cultural programs but has since evolved to other programming as well.

The channel reaches an audience around 40 mio. People across the 3 markets where it’s available. Since 3sat uses geo-blocking to prevent access from outside Germany you will need Unlocator to access and watch the 3Sat programming from outside Germany.

Use Unlocator Smart DNS to Unblock 3Sat

Unblocking 3sat is straight forward. Simply create an Unlocator account and follow the setup guides for your device. Now what happens is that every time 3Sat will try and determine your location via your IP address then our Smart DNS will return a German IP to the 3Sat servers and as a result you will appear to be located in Germany. Sounds complicated? Don’t worry – everything happens behind the scenes so as soon as you have followed the setup guide for the device you are good to go.

So the beauty of using Smart DNS to unblock 3Sat is that our DNS will unblock channels and streaming services on a case by case basis. This means that we make sure that you will always appear in the correct location when using a streaming service. Other websites and apps are unaffected.

Use Unlocator VPN to Unblock 3Sat

Not all users are comfortable changing network settings. If you are more of an “apps person” then you can install our VPN app on Android, iOS, Mac or Windows.

When using VPN then all your data traffic becomes encrypted and will be routed trough the VPN server of your choice. In the case of 3Sat you would select a German server in our VPN app and press connect. As a result 3Sat, and any other website, will see you as located in Germany. This is handy to unblock any German website you like.

Furthermore, the encryption that you get from using VPN allows you to use public WiFi without having to expose yourself to the security risk,  which comes along with using public WiFi at hotels, airports, cafes, restaurants, conferences, schools and the likes. It’s very common to see identity theft from users connected to public WiFi without VPN.

Either way you can use both Smart DNS and VPN to unblock 3Sat. First-time subscribers benefit from a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try both methods and see which your prefer. Both will get you access to 3Sat outside Germany.

The Following List of Devices Work With Unlocator Smart DNS and 3Sat

For a full list of compatibility between Unlocator Smart DNS, channels and devices please see our Channels & Devices Page