On this page you will find links to the online resources where you can watch TV in German for free. There are also links to video materials for advanced learners. Some of the sites listed below allow you not only to watch, but also to download video to your computer. Some programmes are accompanied by a text script in German. Some channels allow to watch video with German subtitles.
The difficulty level is indicated by color circles:
- for beginner/elementary level – ,
- for intermediate level – ,
- for advanced learners – .
If you want to suggest an online resource for learning German, see the instructions here.
- www1.wdr.de – Aktuelle Stunde - Online TV in German with German subtitles. Click on "Aktuelle Stunde" in the left part of the screen. You can watch the video with closed captions.
- de.euronews.com – Euronews in German - free online TV news in German with transcripts. Pros: Most of the time German transcript matches quite well the audio. Cons: the general style of news is voice-over - you can't always see a native German speaker.
- www.dw.de – Deutsche Welle - Video-Thema - learn German with video in German with transcript
- mediathek.daserste.de – Online Videos in German. TV series, documentary and others; some videos have subtitles.