Do you want to watch BBC iPlayer abroad? There aren’t many great streaming platforms outside of the US apart from DAZN, but BBC iPlayer is one of them. This article will show you the simplest way to make BBC iPlayer work abroad, and that’s anywhere on the planet because it is possible to make BBC iPlayer work abroad just like it’s possible to make DAZN and Hulu work in the UK.
Ultimately the only reason why you can’t currently make BBC iPlayer work abroad is that the BBC sees that you aren’t in the UK.
If you can change that, you will be able to make BBC iPlayer work abroad anywhere.
And you do that by using a VPN service.
VPN services allow you to change your location to be somewhere else without moving, whether that’s on your phone, TV, tablet, or desktop device. And hence are extremely popular for unblocking services such as the already mentioned DAZN which is like Netflix but for streaming sports. The fact that VPN services are extremely popular for unblocking streaming platform is also a bad thing because it results in a lot of VPN services not working with streaming platforms.
There’s more than a few services out there that advertise that they have 3,000+ servers and that’s great for businesses when it comes to testing apps and such, but when it comes to entertainment what matters is that the server works with the platform that you want to access. Not whether you have 100 servers or 3,000+ servers. And that’s where PrivateVPN comes in.
PrivateVPN doesn’t offer the most servers out there as it has just under 200 servers at this time, but it instead focuses on quality and provides you with servers that work with platforms like BBC, no matter what these platforms try to do.
The simplest way to make BBC iPlayer work abroad isn’t by using a VPN service with the most UK servers out there. Whether you have 20 or 5 UK servers, it doesn’t matter if they are not optimized for BBC iPlayer. The simplest way to make BBC iPlayer work abroad is by having access to a bunch of quality servers rather than a lot of okay servers.
Apart from finding the right VPN service, you also need to make a BBC iPlayer account, and in some cases, you also need to get the app which we will talk about below.
If you aren't connected to the UK App Store, BBC iPlayer won’t show to you.
You solve that issue by singing out of your current iCloud account and creating a new account with your details in the UK.
Make sure that you create a new account though. Changing your region on your current account will result in you losing your account. If you have two accounts, you will be able to keep everything from both accounts and can switch between with ease.
The simplest way to make BBC iPlayer work abroad on Android devices is actually by enabling desktop mode on your mobile web browser. Not so many years ago this would not be possible since web players required the likes of Adobe Flash.
If you’d like to get the app though, Google made a guide about changing your store location.
The simplest way to make BBC iPlayer work abroad on TV’s is by getting an Amazon Fire TV Stick. That’s due to the fact that the likes of Chromecast and Apple TV don’t support VPN services.
Get a VPN that supports BBC iPlayer, create a BBC iPlayer account, and if needed, also change your current region in your app store. That’s how to make BBC iPlayer work abroad anywhere in the simplest way possible.
Do you want to watch incredible live sports? Make sure to check out our guide about unblocking DAZN!
Written by Michael Smolski.