How to watch DTT Online Channels outside of Spain Using VLC Media Player (Example)

Watch online tdt channels, it’s possible. TDT is the acronym for (Digital Terrestrial Television) it is also known in some countries as TDA (Open Digital Television), it is digital audio or video transmission medium Through a binary encoding transmitted in a network of terrestrial transmitters, it allows us to watch channels or listen to radio stations directly from the Internet.

The quality is superior to analog broadcast media, but you must have a fast Internet connection to enjoy a good signal; Watching DTT channels online live is not only possible by multimedia means, but also by some players like VLC.

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VLC Media Player is a free and multiplatform player, developed in open source by the VideoLAN project, it has versions for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS operating systems; it can play a large number of video formats (including 4K HD DVD and Blu-Ray) without having to install additional codecs.

You can download on the page, One of its great advantages is to be able to reproduce any DTT channel as long as we have its respective address; we can get of two kinds: the direct address of the digital transmission (IPTV protocol) or an M3U or M3U8 playlist that contains several internally.

What are M3U and M3U8 playlists?

M3U is the acronym for (Mpeg version 3 Url), it is a simple text file format where save the location of 1 or multiple media multimedia in the form of a playlist; in its beginnings it could only be read by the Winamp player, but currently it is a standard compatible with VLC, Windows Media Player which you can easily update to its most recent version, or iTunes, AIMP, XMMS, among others.

The M3U8 files work the same as M3U, the difference between them lies in the type of encoding; Its use is transparent for users, but this difference may be visible in the titles of the referred media, since the Spanish language uses special characters such as accents, ñ or ü) that are not used in the UTF-8 format of the M3U8.

How to get M3U playlists from online DTT channels in Spain?

The best thing to do is to do a search on Google or Bing with the keywords that help us, for example «list of tdt spain m3u channels»; We will see several pages that specialize in publishing M3U and M3U8 lists, which are of various channels that digitally transmit their signal over the Internet. There are also ways to configure M3U playlists for Smart IPTV on any TV.

However, not all of them are free, many of them ask for a subscription payment. These are examples of websites that publish lists of channels in Spain:


How to watch DTT channels online using VLC Media Player?

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Viewing the online DTT channels of Spain or any other part of the world in VLC Media Player is very easy, we just have to go to the option «Media> Open network location» and place in the text box that appears, the URL of the channel or the M3U list; after that the digital media will be automatically displayed inside the player.

For example, to see the Real Madrid Television channel in HD we go to the option «Open network location» or we press the key combination Ctrl + N, then we write the address of the digital transmission and we finish by pressing the «Play» button; the URL to place is the following:

  •[email protected]/index_1000_av-p.m3u8?sd=10&rebase=on?iptvgratis?chile.m3u8

Too it is possible to watch DTT channels de España directly from the Google Chrome browser, downloading and installing the VLC Media Player plug-in on the website:, in which case the address of example would be placed in the address bar of the browser.

Definitely VLC Media Player is a very complete player, easy to use and ideal for watching your favorite DTT channels online, regardless of whether you are inside or outside of Spain; since its visualization is not through antennas or cables, but directly from the Internet.

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