Easy and efficient - download your ChessBase products

by Nadja Wittmann
6/19/2018 – Downloading your ChessBase products is easy and offers many advantages: you can immediately install and use the products (on several devices) and you do not have to wait for the mailman — and you can also easily move your programs to a new computer. Here's a short tutorial about downloading ChessBase products. | Drawing: ChessBase

Fritz 16 - He just wants to play! Fritz 16 - He just wants to play!

Fritz 16 is looking forward to playing with you, and you're certain to have a great deal of fun with him too. Tense games and even well-fought victories await you with "Easy play" and "Assisted analysis" modes.


Ditch the disk

Many computers nowadays no longer come with an optical disk drive. That's why nearly all ChessBase products are also available as a digital download. Other than nostalgia, there's little reason to own a physical DVD of any of your favourite ChessBase tools or content these days. Ditching the disk means you don't have to worry about your three-year-old's fingerprints, keeping track of packaging, or finding all your old DVDs when you upgrade your PC. Everything is available in your Shop account.

Where and how?

First, you go to the ChessBase Shop to log in:

Shop page

The ChessBase Online Shop (click or tap to enlarge)

Click or tap the login link, enter your username (or email) and your password for the shop and hit the red login button. Once you are logged in, you can access your downloads directly. Just click on "My Downloads" tab:

My downloads

After logging in "My Downloads" appears in the menu of the shop

Your product list

From My Downloads, the list of all your purchased ChessBase products will be displayed.

Product list

Sort according to product groups

If your product list is long it might help to sort the list according to product groups by clicking the corresponding tab, e.g. "Training" or "Databases":

Sort products


Download links and activation keys

If you click or tap on a specific product you see the serial number and the download links for this item.

"My Databases" with activation key (will be where you see "Serialnumber" above) and the corresponding download links

You can install and activate the programs and DVDs on three of your devices. If you buy a new computer (or device) and already reached the maximum number of product installations, deactivate the product on one of your old devices. After that, you can activate the product on your new computer or device.


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crashsk crashsk 8/24/2018 07:46
The ability to have an online repository of all the download programs purchased over the years is a very large competitive advantage for chessbase. I know that if my computer crashes and I lose all of my backups I can be back up and running as quickly as I can download my programs and videos from the chessbase shop. The only time I buy disks is when I forget to check download or there is a sale of dvds at the book and equipment booth at a chess tournament.

Vladimir Drkulec
psamant psamant 6/21/2018 09:44
@macauley - Thanks a lot, I just contacted support to see if this is possible.
macauley macauley 6/20/2018 11:24
@psamant - Downloads have been available since around 2011. So, yes, it should be possible. Please contact support using the link at the top of the page.
psamant psamant 6/20/2018 08:49

I have been an old chessbase user. I have two versions of Fritz (v 7 and v 12). Also, I have the kids trainer Fritz and Chesster (three DvD set). I logged in on seeing this article and my login shows a blank product list - none of my products are shown here.
Your products are good and I have treasured my DvDs and used them whenever I upgraded my laptops. Is there some way to link existing products to my login? It will be very helpful. I will no longer have to worry about the DvDs becoming corrupt.
macauley macauley 6/19/2018 12:53
@Oufti - Fritz Trainers are only running on (e.g.) a MacBook using Virtual Windows. We actually have a tutorial on that. Eventually, there will be iPad support via Videos.ChessBase.com which already contains many videos on a variety of subjects that playback in your web browser, along with all the other web apps. But no, there is not a native Fritz UI interface for iPad.
Oufti Oufti 6/19/2018 10:56
When you write that we can install the device on 3 different devices.
Can I download a chessbase dvd (fritz trainer taken in example) , then run it on a Windows pc and Watch it on my iPad ?
Is Chessbase running on Apple products now ?
thank you for your information.
Have a nice day - Patrick