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How to unblock Canal+ with ProtonVPN

Canal+ is a French television channel that streams both on-demand and live television and film content. Canal+ requires a paid subscription to watch (starting at €6.99 per month) and is only available from certain locations. You can unblock Canal+ by logging into one of the French ProtonVPN servers.

This article will explain how you can use ProtonVPN to watch Canal+:

canalplus homepage

You can use ProtonVPN to unblock other popular streaming services in France as well, including French versions of Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video.

Our streaming guide lists all the streaming services we support.

How to watch Canal+ with ProtonVPN from your browser

1. If you haven’t already, you need to download and install ProtonVPN for your device. 

2. To use streaming services via ProtonVPN, you will need a Plus plan. If you already have a ProtonVPN Free plan, you can upgrade your account by logging in and selecting Plus from your account dashboard. 

If you do not have a ProtonVPN account, you can sign up for a Plus plan here.

3. Log in to ProtonVPN and connect to any Plus server located in France

You can find Plus servers under the Plus servers header in the ProtonVPN Windows, macOS, and Linux apps.

4. Visit the Canal+ website at https://www.canalplus.com/ and sign up for an account

Note: You will need a paid subscription to stream from Canal+.

5. Sign in to your Canal+ account and choose your favorite French television show to watch securely with ProtonVPN!

How to watch Canal+ with ProtonVPN on iOS and Android

1. If you haven’t already, you need to download and install ProtonVPN for your device. 

2. To use streaming services via ProtonVPN, you need a Plus plan. If you already have a ProtonVPN Free plan, you can upgrade your account by logging in and selecting Plus from your account dashboard. 

If you do not have a ProtonVPN account, you can sign up for a Plus plan here.

3. Log in to ProtonVPN and connect to any Plus server located in France. You can find Plus servers in the Plus servers list on the Android and iOS apps.

French plus servers android

4. Download the myCanal app and create an account. 

Note: The myCanal iOS app and the myCanal Android app are only available in locations that Canal+ currently supports. You will also need a paid Canal+ subscription.

5. Sign in to your Canal+ account, and start watching your favorite French television securely with ProtonVPN!

How to watch Canal+ with ProtonVPN on Android TV

1. To watch Canal+ using ProtonVPN on your Android TV, you first need to download the Android TV ProtonVPN app. For steps on setting up Android TV and connecting to the right server, take a look at our Android TV support guide.

2. Connect to a Plus server located in France using your Android TV device. To connect to our Plus servers, you need a Plus plan subscription. You can get a Plus plan here or upgrade your current ProtonVPN plan by logging in and selecting Plus from your dashboard.

3. Install the Canal+ app on your Android TV device and create an account if you don’t already have one. 

Note: You need to have a paid Canal+ subscription to stream shows on Canal+.

4. Open the Canal+ app, log in to your account and start watching all your favorite French TV shows securely with ProtonVPN!

Troubleshooting Canal+ streaming problems

If Canal+ does not work after following the above steps, try the following troubleshooting options.

  1. Restart the ProtonVPN app and start a new VPN connection.
  2. If you are accessing Canal+ via your browser, try clearing your browser cache.
  3. Restart your device.
  4. Clear your DNS cache (Windows, Mac, or Linux).

If none of these options work, please check out our Streaming troubleshooting guide or contact our Support team.

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