BBC iPlayer - How to Watch BBC iPlayer From Anywhere in the World

Steps to Unblock BBC iPlayer:
  1. Create a free Unlocator trial
  2. Configure your device to use Unlocator
  3. From then on go to the website of BBC iPlayer or use their app if supported. Please see supported devices between BBC iPlayer and Unlocator at the bottom of this page.
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BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer is a free streaming service that offers live and catch up TV from all of BBC’s channels. This includes BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, cBBC, BBC News, and Radio 1. BBC iPlayer is exclusively available to UK residents. British expats living in US, Australia, Canada, Germany, UAE, or Spain cannot watch any content on BBC. Unlocator offers a workaround to this problem.

Simply configure your Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Boxee, Chromecast, iPad, iPhone, iPod, NOW TV Box, OS X, Phillips, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Roku, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Ubuntu, Vista, Wii U, Win Phone 8, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Xbox 360, Xbox One to use Unlocator. Once done, you will be able to watch BBC iPlayer outside UK regardless of where you currently reside.

How To Watch BBC iPlayer Outside UK Using Unlocator

If you try to access BBC iPlayer outside the UK, you will see this message “BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only.” That is because the popular UK streaming channel is geoblocked overseas. By using Unlocator’s DNS proxy service, you can hide your location from BBC. Once setup correctly, you can watch all your favorite British TV programmes including Top Gear, Eastender, The Dragon’ Den, Doctor Who, The Voice UK, Match of the Day (MOTD), MasterChef, Life in Squares, and Partners in Crime.

Unlocator does not slow down your Internet speed. There’s no need to download any additional software to unblock BBC iPlayer. Additionally, you can try Unlocator for free without the need for a credit card. Click here to create a free trial.

BBC gives you access to all the British must have content, both in terms of live and on-demand TV. With Unlocator you don’t have to miss another episode of Eastenders from anywhere in the world. Simply follow the quick set up of one of the supported devices below. Unlocator also has a dedicated support team ready to help you out with configuring all your streaming devices in order to watch BBC iPlayer outside UK. For further details or support, please fill out this form.


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Compatibility Between Unlocator and BBC iPlayer


Device Setup Guide Supported
Amazon Fire TV Setup Amazon Fire TV
Android Setup Android
Apple TV Setup Apple TV
Boxee Setup Boxee
Chromecast Setup Chromecast
iPad Setup iPad
iPhone Setup iPhone
iPod Setup iPod
NOW TV Box Setup NOW TV Box
OS X Setup OS X
Phillips Setup Phillips
Playstation 3 Setup Playstation 3
Playstation 4 Setup Playstation 4
Roku Setup Roku
Samsung Setup Samsung
Sony Setup Sony
Toshiba Setup Toshiba
Ubuntu Setup Ubuntu
Vista Setup Vista
Wii U Setup Wii U
Win Phone 8 Setup Win Phone 8
Windows 10 Setup Windows 10
Windows 7 Setup Windows 7
Windows 8 Setup Windows 8
Windows XP Setup Windows XP
Xbox 360 Setup Xbox 360
Xbox One Setup Xbox One
For a full list of compatibility between Unlocator, channels and devices please see our Channels & Devices Page