Download to Media Library – View ARD, ZDF & Co. content offline
Would you like to download media libraries to view content offline? We will explain how it works for PC and mobile devices.
Public broadcaster media libraries have a large selection of content that is interesting to you. You can easily access them at home via your WiFi. But what does it really look like on the road? it’s possible Downloads in multimedia libraries to enjoy movies, series and documentaries on the go? We will show you how you can download on your mobile devices and on your PC.
Download from media library – You can also view content offline
The ARD and ZDF media libraries are full of interesting formats, and since you already pay the streaming fees, you don’t have to pay any additional costs for the streaming platforms of public broadcasters. As in the private competition, you can also download to multimedia libraries. A simple tap on the download symbol is enough through the application, but if you want to view the content on your PC, you need an additional program. But first to the applications.
Streaming fun on the go – downloads in the media library apps
If you want to download the formats of the multimedia libraries on your mobile phone or tablet, it is very easy:
- Open one of the library apps and find the content you want to download.
- IPhone owners: inside, they should now tap on the three-dot symbol and select “Make available offline.” Android users: just tap the download icon inside.
- The download will now take place in the media library and as soon as it is complete you will be able to view the format online as well.
Download from media library on PC – you need this extra
Streaming services often don’t make offline downloads available in the browser version. However, if you use the media libraries, you can circumvent the missing function with an additional program. MediathekView software allows you to download from your PC’s multimedia libraries. You can use them for free and you are on the legal side. You can download the software to your PC or use it through the browser.
Then, after downloading or downloading Webclient In the software, you can search for the content you want to download. The interface of the program is very simple and a bit outdated, but it is easy to get your bearings.
As part of the PC program, download the Media Library as follows:
- Enter the format in the search bar.
- Click the download icon to the right of the title.
- Choose a location.
In the web version, the download works as follows:
- Search for the content you want in the search bar.
- Click on the video icon on the right.
- Click on the save icon.
- The video will now open in a new tab.
- Click on the three dots and select “Download.”
Conclusion: just enjoy content online
If you also want to watch offline programs as downloads from the media libraries on your devices, you have free rein. Downloads can be performed both mobile and stationary. You can find out what interesting content you can find in the ARD media library here. In addition, we explain here how you can watch television for free on the Internet.
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