How to Get BBC iPlayer on Roku in 3 Ways [Explained]

BBC iPlayer is a UK-based OTT streaming service from BBC and is available only in the United Kingdom. It covers movies, TV shows, documentaries, live news, and sports events in HD quality, along with an automatic subtitles option. The TV shows will be added shortly after their broadcast on the Television. The BBC iPlayer is officially available on the Roku Channel, and it is free to download. To install BBC iPlayer on Roku, you shall follow the quick guide.

Some popular shows on BBC iPlayer include Normal People, Industry, Taboo, Line of duty, The Rape Game UK, Strike, and the list will get updated every week as well. The app has a download option to save the content and allow you to watch it later in offline mode. BBC iPlayer is free with your BBC account. The BBC account charges only the standard TV license fee, and it costs £147 per year.

How to Get BBC iPlayer on Roku

[1] Set up your Roku device and turn on the stable internet or WiFi network.

[2] Select the Streaming Channels from the home screen.

click Streaming channel

[3] Then, choose Search Channels.

Select Search channel

[4] In the Search Bar, type BBC iPlayer and search for it.

[5] Choose the BBC iPlayer app from the search result.

[6] Select the Add Channels button to install the app on your Roku.

Add BBC iPlayer on Roku

[7] Then, open the BBC iPlayer app and input the login details of your cable subscription account to stream it.

Stream BBC iPlayer on Roku

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How to Install BBC iPlayer from Roku Website

[1]  From the web browser, go to Roku Channel Store.

[2] Sign in to the Roku account. Make sure you log in to the same account as that of your Roku TV.

Sign in

[3] Tap the Search bar and type BBC iPlayer.

[4] Choose the app from the search list and click Add Channel button.

Add BBC iPlayer on Roku

[5] Now, refresh the Roku TV, and the BBC iPlayer will appear on your streaming device.

Bonus: Screen Mirroring BBC iPlayer from Android

You can also screen mirror the BBC iPlayer app from your Android device to your Roku device. To do so, first, you need to install the BBC iPlayer on your device from the Play Store.

[1] Go to the Roku Settings menu using the Roku remote controller.

[2] Choose the System option from the Settings menu.

Click System

[3] Under System Settings, select the Screen mirroring feature.

Select Screen Mirroring

[4] Select the Screen mirroring mode and choose the Prompt or Always Allow option.

Tap Allow always

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[5] Select the smartphone or tablet to the same WiFi network and tap the Cast icon.


[6] Your smartphone will look for nearby casting devices. Select your Roku device when detected.

[7] Then, open the BBC iPlayer app and play any video. It will appear on your Roku device.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you get BBC iPlayer on Roku?

Yes, BBC iPlayer is available on the Roku Channel Store.

2. Is the BBC iPlayer free?

Yes. BBC iPlayer is free to install and use. You can watch all your favorite content for free.