Since April 11, 2018, less HD channels have been available to our FREE users in Germany. The change concerns the channels ARD, ZDF, Arte and Kika - these channels are no longer offered in HD quality but are still available in SD quality in our Zattoo FREE service.
(The channels Deluxe Music, Pearl TV and SRF Info are still available in HD for FREE users).
Our FREE offer is financed by advertising. This enables our users to stream 80 TV channels - including ARD and ZDF - without monthly subscription costs.
Providing TV channels in HD results in high costs, which cannot be compensated by advertising revenues. This is the reason why we decided that these HD channels will no longer be included in our FREE channel line-up. To ensure a great TV experience for our FREE users, Zattoo offers streaming in the highest SD quality (3000kbit/s and 50 frames per second) on Smart TV. On smartphones and tablets, SD gets a data rate of 1500kbit/s, which guarantees a very good picture quality for the smaller screen.
Of course, you can always upgrade to Zattoo PREMIUM to continue watching more channels in HD. PREMIUM offers you a wide range of advantages:
- No Zattoo advertising when channel switching
- More than 100 TV channels, including over 50 in HD (incl. ProsiebenSat1 channels)
- Two simultaneous streams*.
- Recording (online recording of up to 30 programs).
- Restart (watch current shows from the beginning).
- EU-wide streaming**.
* for more information click here.
** for more information click here.