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How to Watch BBC iPlayer in Canada

You might have thought that the fact that Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of Canada would allow you to watch BBC iPlayer in Canada, but no. It’s not possible to watch BBC iPlayer in Canada, and perhaps that's why you are here. You want to find a way to do it.


Especially since you are right to want to watch BBC iPlayer in Canada. BBC has created some superb shows over the years such as Top Gear or Doctor Who.



And frankly, it’s not that hard to do.


Provided you know what needs to be done which we’ll go through in this post.



What Needs to Happen so That You Can Watch BBC iPlayer in Canada?

Whether you want to watch BBC abroad or BBC iPlayer in Ireland, it all goes down to fooling BBC into thinking that you are in the UK.


That’s ultimately the key to accessing BBC iPlayer in Canada.


And to do that you need to change your location virtually.


How?


With a VPN.


A VPN is a key to unblocking entertainment platforms in countries with restricted content such as Canada whether you want to watch American Netflix in Canada or want to watch Hulu in Canada.

And PrivateVPN is a VPN service that works with BBC iPlayer just like with just mentioned American Netflix and Hulu.



By connecting to the right UK server, BBC will think you are in the UK and allow you to watch.


Of course, you first need to make a BBC account which states that you are a resident of the UK.


However, that is not enough to watch BBC iPlayer in Canada as it is, not if you want to watch BBC iPlayer in Canada on your iPhone, Android phone, or on the Amazon Fire TV Stick.



How to Watch BBC iPlayer in Canada on Android Devices

  • To watch BBC iPlayer in Canada on Android devices, you first need to go to payments.google.com and click on Settings.
  • While there press on the Country tab.
  • There change your location to be in the UK.
  • To finish off, go to Settings on your device followed by clicking on Apps where you will find the Google Play Store.
  • Click Force Stop.
  • And to really finish off, find your Google Play Store, and press CLEAR DATA.


That should allow you to download the BBC iPlayer app to watch BBC iPlayer in Canada. If not, repeat clearing data and force stopping.



How to Watch BBC iPlayer in Canada on Apple Devices

On Apple devices, you need to go through a different process.


Instead of changing your location to be in the UK like on Android devices, on Apple devices, you need to make a brand new account. If you don’t, you will lose everything.


To make a new account, sign out of your iCloud account followed by creating a brand new one with your location in the UK. That will allow you to download BBC iPlayer on your Apple device to then watch BBC iPlayer in Canada.



How to Watch BBC iPlayer in Canada on the Amazon Fire TV Stick

If you want to watch BBC iPLayer in Canada on the Amazon Fire TV Stick, you first need to go to amazon.com. While there press on Accounts and Lists. After that, you need to change the location of your store to be in the UK.


Lastly, you need to deregister, and you can do that by going to Settings followed by My Account. It’s important that you do that in order for Amazon to change the country of your Amazon Appstore so that you can download BBC iPlayer.


That should allow you to download BBC iPlayer to watch BBC iPlayer in Canada. And yes, PrivateVPN can also be downloaded on the Fire TV Stick.



That’s How to Watch BBC iPlayer in Canada

Watching BBC iPlayer in Canada isn’t hard. It’s just about using the right tool, and PrivateVPN is that tool.


Written by Michael Smolski.