I found out about a show called CopStories a while ago. It’s available on ORF, one of the top channels in Austria. As a fan of the show, I noticed two things. One being that ORF offers access to channels like ORFeins, ORF2, ORF3 and ORF Sport+ each with its own variety of content. The other thing is the annoying fact that the service is not available abroad. But in this guide, you will learn how to use a VPN and access ORF anywhere in the world.
Unblock ORF Outside Austria with a VPN
Have you encountered this yet?
You must have, that’s the reason you’re here in the first place. “Dieses video darf aus rechtlichen gründen nur in österreich wiedergegeben werden.” This is the error message you’ll get if you try to stream ORF while overseas. Don’t worry, this discouraging error won’t be in your way for long.
When you use a VPN, you trick the channel into thinking that you’re within its region. How? Well, if you connect to a VPN server in Austria, you’ll have an IP address just like any Austrian resident. In other words, you will spoof your online location and appear as if you’re browsing from that region. As a result, you will notice that the error has been lifted and you now have full access to what ORF offers online.
Here’s how the real VPN magic happens:
- Sign up with a VPN provider, ExpressVPN is highly advised for.
- Download and install the VPN application on your Android, iOS, PC, or Mac.
- Sign in with your VPN account and connect to an Austrian server.
- Launch the ORF website or their dedicated app.
- Enjoy an amazing variety of TV shows, programs, and sports on ORF.
ORF Compatible Devices
ORF comes with its special application ORF TVthek. It covers programs from all the channels that ORF offers. You can download the app on the following platforms:
- Samsung Smart TV
- Amazon Fire Stick
How to Watch ORF Outside Austria – Final Thoughts
I’m writing this based on what I had to go through to get my show. Once I got blocked, I went on research rampage trying to unblock the channel. Now I can, and so can you. After this article, you’ll be able to watch ORF wherever you are in the world.