In this competitive world of online streaming, one simply cannot subscribe to enough streaming platforms. When in the mood for live TV, you turn to a certain streaming service, but when in the mood for classic Disney fairytales, you need to hop on to a different streaming platform.
Among all these sensational streaming platforms, there is one that piques the interests of the British folk, as it offers content tailored to their taste. That’s right; we are talking about BBC iPlayer – home of Doctor Who and countless other movies and TV shows.
But what to do when you wish to stream BBC iPlayer abroad? Luckily, we are here to help you out. Discussed below is a simple process to help you access your favorite streaming platform on Amazon Firestick. So, let’s get started:
BBC iPlayer – A Brief Intro
Before we tell you how you can log on to BBC iPlayer abroad, let us first tell you a bit about the platform. Launched in late 2005, BBC iPlayer is a video-on-demand service from the TV giant. Besides watching your favorite TV shows, you may also tune into some great radio stations to help kill the boredom. The platform may be accessed on various platforms like Windows, iOS, Android, and Amazon Firestick.
How to Watch BBC iPlayer Abroad?
A premium service such as BBC iPlayer would make efforts to restrict the streaming of their content within the boundaries of the country. As a result, you need to turn to a VPN service if you wish to stream BBC iPlayer Abroad.
However, even the most popular VPN services often fail to bypass the strict geo-protocols set by BBC. One VPN service that you could try out is Ivacy VPN, which quickly moves up the ranks. Once you have decided on the VPN of choice, follow the procedure below to access BBC iPlayer abroad:
Setting Up VPN Service on Amazon Firestick
- Get a VPN subscription.
- Download the VPN app on your Firestick.
- Enter your login credentials.
- Select the UK server
Setting Up BBC iPlayer on Firestick
The BBC iPlayer app is currently not listed on the Amazon app store. For this, you would have to download the BBC iPlayer APK from elsewhere. Let us guide you how:
- Visit the Firestick home screen.
- Open the Search bar and search for the ‘Downloader’ app.
- Proceed to install the app.
- Once the app is installed, return to the Firestick home screen and open the ‘Settings’.
- Look for ‘My Fire TV’ and open it.
- Open the ‘Developer Options”.
- Click on ‘Install Unknown Apps’.
- Turn on the ‘Downloader’ app.
- Fire up the Downloader app.
- Enter the following URL in the address bar “http://bit.ly/bipl2”.
- Wait for the downloading to complete and then hit install.
- Click on ‘Open’ to start the BBC iPlayer APK on Amazon Firestick.
- Sign in to BBC iPlayer.
- A code will appear on the Firestick screen.
- Open this URL on a browser “https://bbc.com/account/tv”.
- Sign in to your BBC iPlayer account.
- Enter the code displayed on the Firestick screen.
- Click on ‘Sign in on your TV’.
- BBC iPlayer app on Firestick will show you as connected.
- You may start streaming now. Enjoy!
Is It Legal to Login with a VPN App?
The short version – Yes, it is completely legal to use VPN software. The long version – a VPN service aims to offer privacy for your sessions online. And one common way it provides to its users is by masking the actual IP address of the user. Thus, it is entirely legal to use.
A Few Titles to Check Out on BBC iPlayer
Once you are all set and ready to go, make sure to check out the following titles while watching BBC iPlayer Abroad:
Set in the fictional 1900s in England, the series revolves around a fierce local gang known as the Peaky Blinders. Leading the gang is Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy), a powerful figure of the family who makes money from the black market, illegal betting, and protection.
In this action-drama, we see the life of a British Intelligence officer (Sandra Oh) get tangled up with the hunt for a deadly assassin, Villanelle (Jodie Comer. The series has had three successful seasons so far and is airing its fourth season.
Death in Paradise
Death in Paradise is a comedy-drama that focuses on DI Richard Poole, who is transferred to the Caribbean island of St-Marie to investigate a series of murders on the island. In this comedy, performances to look forward to are from Elizabeth Bourgine, Don Warrington, Danny John-Jules, and a few others.
All in All
Though the service is meant to be streaming from within the UK, using this method can help you access BCC iPlayer abroad as well.