How to Install BBC iPlayer on Apple TV

BBC iPlayer on Apple TV

BBC iPlayer, as the name suggests, is a service from BBC. It supports Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, and personal computers. Besides, BBC iPlayer is available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and Sky Go. However, BBC iPlayer is not available outside the UK. Some popular shows on BBC iPlayer include Normal People, Industry, Taboo, Line of duty, and Strike. The iPlayer film list is updated every week as well.

BBC iPlayer

Apple TV is extremely popular for its high-quality picture in 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos sound experience. In other words, Apple TV provides you a new experience of streaming. Like other TVs, it streams content from Netflix, YouTube, Hotstar, and other platforms. But’ the quality of experience in Apple TV with a 4K Dolby Atmos –compatible sound system is irreplaceable.  Unlike others, one can watch Apple Original Shows and movies on Apple TV.


How to get BBC iPlayer on Apple TV?

If you are out of UK, you cannot use BBC iPlayer. Henceforth, you need to change your location for this.

Note: If you residing within the UK, then you can skip to Step 6 with your existing Apple ID.

Step 1: Firstly, sign out of your existing iTunes account. For this first go to ‘Settings’, then to ‘iTunes Store’ then to  ‘Apple ID’, and then ‘Signout’.

Step 2: Secondly, from the iTunes Store change your preferred country to the UK.

Step 3: Locate and get any free app. Now create your new Apple ID.

Step 4: Enter an email address that you haven’t used for signing in before.  Further select ‘None” in payment mode.

Step 5: Finally, for the billing address make sure that you specify a UK-based valid address. Now, login to your new Apple ID.

Step 6: After logging in with the new Apple ID, click on the App Store.

Step 7: You will find the search icon in the top right corner. Navigate to the search option and search for the BBC iPlayer app.

Step 8: On the app installation page, click on the Install button. This will install the app on your Apple TV.

Using a VPN on Apple TV

With the above-discussed steps, you have successfully availed BBC iPlayer on Apple TV. However, geographical restrictions prevent you from accessing it. Now, you might need to use a VPN to get a UK IP address. Apple TV doesn’t have inbuilt VPN support and prevents installation of VPN. However, by connecting to a VPN-enabled hotspot, or by installing a VPN to your router you can get the iPlayer. Some routers may not have VPN. If you have a VPN-compatible router then get to any VPN plan. Finally, connect your router to your Apple TV.

Some of the VPNs that are most suitable for BBC iPlayer are listed below:

NordVPN: It is very fast and secure and comes with a risk-free refund guarantee for 30 days.

Surfshark: Its special advantage is that it unblocks most of the streaming services and its budget plan.

ExpressVPN: It is safe and secure for BBC iPlayer.

CyberGhost: This one is one of the most easy-to-use VPN services.

PrivateVPN: It is another efficient VPN for iPlayer and other streaming platforms.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Is BBC iPlayer on Apple TV?

BBC iPlayer is available on AppleTV in the UK. Now enjoy all the favorite shows and series from iPlayer on Apple TV.

2. Is BBC iPlayer free on Apple TV?

BBC iPlayer can be accessed by all Apple TV users in the UK.