Did you know that you can easily access Chinese television from across the world? When it comes to Chinese TV, online streaming is your magic solution. All you need to know is how to use a VPN service and where to find the most significant Chinese channels and their media libraries.
Are you from China and longing for your favorite Chinese programs? Have you ever lived in China or do you intend to learn Chinese? We can help you effortlessly access Chinese TV anywhere.
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How can Chinese TV be streamed despite geo-blocking?
One of the biggest hurdles in the online streaming of Chinese television is geo-blocking. Although some broadcasters also offer their services abroad, the quality is patchy and some foreign stations cannot even receive them.
With a VPN client, the solution is within reach, because it gives you the ability to imitate a Chinese IP address. The TV stations in your location thus believe that you are in China, eliminating the geographical restrictions.
Using a VPN is not magic. We provide you with our software for all common operating systems. Simply download it according to your technical requirements and follow the instructions on your screen. Shellfire VPN is currently available for the operating systems listed below:
For about 5 € per month, you can even access the Premium version. With that, you can surf safely, anonymously, and with an IP address of your choice. You can choose from more than 35 server locations.
What’s more, you don’t have to limit yourself to a Chinese IP address but can also access others, such as one from the US. If you are traveling abroad and want to stream television from your home country? It’s just as easy with an IP address from that country.
Where can I see the content of major Chinese TV broadcasters?
Normally, the major Chinese TV stations make their content available for viewing on their own websites or Android/iOS station apps. To save you the trouble of searching, we have compiled a list of the most notable TV stations from China and place a link to the station’s media library (if available).
- CNTV – CCTV 1
- CNTV – CCTV 13
- CNTV – CCTV 4 Asia
- Lotus TV
- Dragon TV
- Phoenix TV
- i-CABLE News Channel
In order to give you the most up-to-date information, we do our best to keep this list complete and current. We would be grateful for your help.
Feel free to let us know if any of the above links no longer function or if you know of other channels with online streaming that are missing from the list.
Chinese Streaming FAQ
Is VPN use within the law?
It is 100% legal to use a VPN client. In each individual case, however, it should be verified that you are not acting illegally against the terms and conditions of a streaming provider. Still, the risk is extremely minimal if the media libraries are free of charge.
I have a Smart TV and want to stream content from China. Is this possible with a VPN?
Thanks to the Shellfire Box, you can use a VPN in connection with devices that offer little or no VPN support. These include the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4, as well as Android TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and Google Chromecast.
If geo-blocking threatens to prevent you from streaming Chinese television online, our VPN is there to help. It eliminates this problem quickly, securely, reliably, and at a reasonable price. Even if your devices don’t normally support VPN, our Shellfire VPN will help you if you choose the Shellfire Box.
You can bypass geo-blocking in both scenarios from anywhere in the world, and surf the web safely and anonymously. In another article, we can explain everything you need to know about using China VPN on your next trip to China.
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