Deutschsprachige Videos, Radio, Podcasts und Fernsehen im Web

Deutschsprachige Videos, Radio, Podcasts und Fernsehen im Web

In addition to the various starting points suggested on this page, check the links below for

Video & TV Online Radio & Podcasts Online

Video & TV Online

  • Complete episodes of TV-Shows; mainly focused on comedies/humor.
  • This is one of Germany’s two main television news programs (the other is “heute,” which you can explore at The “20:00 Uhr” version is the “standard” 15-minute news program, but you can also find 5-minute versions, or “Die Tagesschau in 100 Sekunden.”
  • German Internet Television Great compilation of links to livestreams from stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  • Another great compilation of links to livestreams from various German TV sites. The link takes you directly to their listing of German live TV sites. If it breaks, you can get there via their homepage at
  • ZDFtivi Mediathek Video clips from kids’ shows available online from one of Germany’s main TV stations
  • Online TV Recorder Register (for free) and then select German TV programs you want to record. You have to agree to receive their newsletters, and not to share the recordings illegally. I haven’t tried this ==> am not sure if you should be weary of any unexpected charges. Let me know if it works and if I should add any more info about it here!
  • SaveTV Another online TV recorder that allows you to select German TV programs you want to record, and then watch them on your computer. You can test the service for free for 2 weeks, and then sign up to continue it for €5-10/month (depending on how long you commit for). I haven’t tried this ==> am not sure if you should be weary of any unexpected charges. Let me know if it works and if I should add any more info about it here!
  • Enjoy live and on-demand German language television broadcasts from Europe.  News, business and sports telecasts are available from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  • Deutsche Welle TV See below for some more info on Deutsche Welle
  • ORF TVTHEK Video on demand from the main Austrian TV station, ORF.

Info about German TV stations available in the LRC or on UMTV:

  • LRC SCOLA Video Subscription: SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on their website. Submit your request to login with the LRC subscription here (you should be logged into Google with your umich account to access this form). In the past, this has included German programming from the following stations; click on the links to see their schedules and more info:
    • Deutsche Welle (DW-TV), which offers a variety of programs made for international broadcast, including news, music programming, a weekly Bundesliga soccer report, info about the German and European business world, car shows, and shows on new developments in science and technology
    • ProSiebenSat.1Welt, a channel combining offerings of the German cable channels ProSieben and Sat1, including
      • feature films and mini-series
      • TV series and sitcoms
      • documentary series
      • Bundesliga soccer programming
    • … and from a newer station, “German Kino Plus,” which offers
      • current and classic feature films
      • Tatort, a long-running crime series with rotating police investigators
      • romantic TV movies, mini series and dramas
      • historical documentaries and travel series

Radio & Podcasts Online


Lists of Stations

  • Radio Garden The green dots on this Google Earth map represent radio stations around the world. Click on a dot to listen to that station.
  • German Radio Stations Great annotated list.
  • Not annotated, but searchable by music genre and topic. Lists radio stations world-wide, but emphasizes Germany, e.g. on its “Top-10,” “recommended” [empfohlene] and “popular” [beliebte] lists.
  • A convenient link to German (and other European) live radio stations. The link we’ve provided takes you directly to their list of the Top 20 most popular stations. In case it changes, you could go to their homepage at instead.

Specific Stations

  • SWR3 Webradio Click on “Live” or “LIVE HÖREN” to switch on the live broadcast
  • Radio Goethe Government funded, yet “hip” station presenting exclusively German, Austrian and Swiss musicians and bands
  • Radio Energy Austrian radio station
  • Radio Ö24 Austrian radio station.
  • FM4 Austrian radio station
  • Austrian radio station
  • WDR.  Choose from a variety of “Westdeutscher Rundfunk” radio stations.