In this article, we will guide you on how to register for france.tv (french television) account and also live stream all programmes from anywhere in the world.
With this guide, you can also access france.tv’s subsidiaries channels such as France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5 and France Info.
How Can I Watch french television en direct (live stream) Online?
France.tv account registration and live stream programmes are only available for the people in France.
If you’re not in France, you’ll be blocked from accessing france.tv programmes due to region-restriction.
Don’t worry, you can use a free Smart DNS service to bypass these restrictions. All you need to do is just;
- Register for a free Smart DNS account
- Configure your device to use Smart DNS
- Register for a free france.tv account
- Watch france.tv live stream programmes
Complicated? NO! Follow the easy guide below.
Note: If you already using a Smart DNS service, go straight to Step# 4.
STEP 1: Register For A Smart DNS Account
To register, go to the Smart DNS Proxy website, enter your email address and click on Sign up now! button.
Next, enter your name, a password to register with Smart DNS Proxy and click on SUBMIT.
You should now be getting an email from Smart DNS Proxy to verify your email address.
In the email you’ve received, please click on VERIFY YOUR EMAIL.
You will now be redirected to your account’s page and you should be able to see your account status.
STEP 2: Smart DNS Proxy Setup
Next, please set up a Smart DNS proxy service on your device.
To do so, click on the (+) icon next to the system you’re using and follow the instructions.
Click on the Wifi/Internet icon at the bottom right-hand side of your taskbar and click on Network & Internet Settings.
In the next screen, please click on Change Adapter Options under Status page.
Right-click on your active network adapter (Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection) and select Properties.
Please Un-Check Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) as the service doesn’t work over IPv6.
Next, double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or alternatively, you can select it and click on Properties.
In the General tab, click on Use the following DNS server addresses: and enter the DNS server addresses as per below:
- Prefered DNS Server: 18.104.22.168
- Alternate DNS Server: 22.214.171.124
When you’re done, click on OK.
Click on the Apple Logo located at the top left hand corner of your Mac and open System Preferences.
Navigate to Internet & Wireless and click on Network.
Select your active Internet Adapter (Wi-Fi if Wireless or Ethernet if Wired connection) and click on the Advanced button.
Select the DNS tab and click on the plus (+) button and enter the DNS server addresses as per below:
Note: You will need to click on the plus (+) button again to enter the second DNS server.
Click OK followed by the Apply button.
Choose Settings from Home screen.
Tap on Wi-Fi.
Find your Wireless connection (which has a tick or check mark) and click on the blue ‘i‘ icon.
You should now be in your Wi-Fi details page. At the Configure DNS section, tap on Automatic.
At the DNS configuration screen, tap on Manual and tap on the red (-) minus icon to remove your existing DNS address.
Now, tap on the (+) Add Server and enter the DNS server addresses as per below:
Note: You will need to click on the plus (+) button again to enter the second DNS server.
Once you’ve added two DNS servers as per the image above, tap on Save at the top right corner to save the settings.
For Android, you can use an app to configure your device easily. To do so, follow the steps below:
Once you’ve downloaded it, click on Install.
Next, Open the app and enter the following DNS servers as per below in the app and select START
- Primary Server: 126.96.36.199
- Secondary Server: 188.8.131.52
At the DnsChanger information, select OK.
When you see the Connection request message, select OK
If you see the Active status, you have configured your device. Next, just go to your home screen.
Note: If you no longer want to use the Smart DNS service, just tap on STOP.
Click the status area at the bottom of your screen, where your account picture is located.
Select Connected to … and take note of the network name.
Next, click on Settings…
On the Settings page, click on the network drop down menu and select your active Wi-Fi.
Now, click on the Network tab and select Custom name servers. Next, enter the DNS servers as per below in the two boxes.
Click Close to save your changes.
Go to your Terminal and type in sudo bash. This will give you super user privilege.
Once you have the superuser (administrator) access, type in the command below to back up your network configuration file.
cp /etc/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.orig
Next, type in the command below to remove the resolv.conf file.
Now, type in the command below one at a time.
- echo “nameserver 184.108.40.206” > /etc/resolv.conf
- echo “nameserver 220.127.116.11” >> /etc/resolv.conf
Finally, type in the command below to check if you’ve configured the DNS correctly.
If the set-up was successful, it will display the DNS addresses that you’ve specified earlier
Choose Settings from your Apple TV’s Main Screen.
Select on Network.
Select your network connection, Ethernet if you are connected via cable or Wi-Fi if you are using a wireless network.
Next, select Configure DNS.
By default, this should be set to Automatic. Change this to Manual.
Enter 054.229.171.243 as your DNS address and choose Done
From your Amazon Fire TV homescreen, navigate to Settings.
Head over to Device > About and select Network.
Take note of the IP Address and Gateway details as you will need this when setting up the connection.
Go back to the Settings page and select Network.
Select Configure Network if you are on a Wired connection or select your Wi-Fi network if you are connected wirelessly.
Note: The instructions below were based on a connection to a Wireless network, if you are on a Wired connection, please skip the wireless instructions.
If your Wifi network does not show up on this screen, please select See All Networks.
Next, forget the Settings of the Wireless network by pressing the Option button (3 lines) that can be found on your remote.
Select your Wi-Fi network again and once you’ve entered your password, click on Advanced.
The device network details that we need are the IP Address and Gateway that you note down earlier from the network About page.
IP address: Enter the IP address you noted down earlier.
Gateway: Enter the Gateway address you noted down earlier.
Network Prefix length: Enter 24
Enter the following DNS addresses accordingly. (one at a time)
DNS 1: 18.104.22.168
DNS 2: 22.214.171.124
Finally, select Connect to save the changes.
STEP 3: Check Smart DNS Configuration Status
Now that you’ve configured your device to use the Smart DNS, go to your Account and you should see green checkmarks next to DNS Setup and IP activation.
Note: If you didn’t get the green checkmarks, simply refresh the page.
STEP 4: Register For A Free france.tv Account
Once you configured your device to use the Smart DNS service, go to france.tv website, click on the account icon at the top right and choose inscription.
Now, enter your email address and your password must include;
- 8 Characters
- 1 Special character
- 1 Number
- 1 Uppercase/lowercase
Date of birth: Just any date (above 16-years old)
For the Civility, choose Mrs and for the postcode, enter 75000 or any French cities postcode.
Next, scroll down your screen, select No for item #2 and click on the blue button at the bottom right.
That’s it! you have now registered and you can watch france.tv live stream programmes.
How To Watch france.tv On iPhone / iPad / Android?
The easiest way to watch French Open is via a web browser. First of all, please ensure you’ve followed Step 1-3 in this article.
Then, click on the “je me connecte” black button.
Finally, log in using the account details you’ve created and watch france.tv live stream
If the TV site is forcing or redirecting to download their app, you can set your browser to request for a Desktop site and access it again.
france.tv Live Stream Channels differences?
- France 2 – The company’s primary channel with the second largest viewing audience.
- France 3 – The company’s secondary channel, consisting of a network of regional stations.
- France 4 – Available only on digital television. Previously named “Festival”, and specializing in theatre, opera and French-language and other European originated drama, it is a channel for young adults (similar to, now online, UK Channel BBC Three: sports, sitcom, arts, music and entertainment).
- France 5 – Focuses on societal issues (health, education, politics…) with talk-shows and culture with documentary films.
- 1ère – A network of radio and television stations operating in French overseas departments and territories around the world (formerly known as RFO – Réseau France Outre-mer, Outre-mer 1ère).
- France Info – Non-stop news channel, with support from Radio France, France Médias Monde and Institut national de l’audiovisuel.
How To Download france.tv app On Apple TV?
france.tv app can be only downloaded if your iTunes account is linked to the French store.
Next, login into your Apple TV using the new French iTunes account you created and you should be able to download France.TV app from the app store.
How To Download france.tv app On Amazon Fire TV Stick / Android TV?
You will need to install France.TV app on your device manually. To do this, follow the instructions at the link(s) below:
Is Smart DNS Proxy Free?
You can use their service for 14 days for Free! They will not ask for your payment details and therefore, you will not be charged.
On the 14th day, you can either take a subscription with them or just don’t take any action. The free trial account will be automatically cancelled.
Personally, I would highly recommend their service because they support over 600+ TV channels and you can access it from anywhere in the world.
You can also access all French TV channels using Smart DNS Proxy service.
As low as $4 per month, their subscription is really cheap and it’s a good bargain.
This is also a great service for those who want to cancel their expensive cable TV subscription and look for a cheaper alternative.
Can I Use Smart DNS Service On Multiple Devices?
Yes! You can set up and use smart DNS service on any number of devices but they all need to be connected on the same network. i.e. Your home Wi-Fi connection.
For a Smart DNS service to work, you just need to activate your public IP address on their website and once you have done that, any devices connected to that network can use the service if the DNS servers are set on the device.
Smart DNS Proxy Stopped Working?
Unfortunately, whenever your public IP address changes, you will need to activate/update your IP.
To do so, login into your Account and click on Activate next to IP activation and you’re done.
Just to share, your IP address could have changed due to;
- You are connecting from a different network. (Other Wi-Fi / 4G)
- Your Internet connection got cut off momentarily.
- Internet router was rebooted.
- Your ISP made some changes or rebooted their system on their back end.