Watch BBC iPlayer using VPN Guide [Which VPN for BBC 2020]

VPN for BBC iPlayer Guide

Watch iPlayer when you’re outside the UK It used to be relatively easy for British expats and holidaymakers to stream iPlayer programmes abroad by using a VPN, but the Beeb now blocks many tools with the message:

BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only”.

This is partly to stop non-licence-fee payers enjoying BBC content for free and partly because the BBC co-owns the paid-for streaming
service Britbox (, which entertains our American and Canadian cousins with EastEnders, Holby City and the like.

However, there are still a few VPNs that allow you to access the iPlayer from outside the UK, with the proviso that you’ll need to pay for a monthly subscription.

Try NordVPN

If you only want to stream for a day or two, consider NordVPN, which offers three-day free trial (, doesn’t require you to enter your card details and is available on Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS.

nordvpn review

nordvpn review

Try ExpressVPN

Alternatively, there’s ExpressVPN (, which costs from $8.32 (£5.97) per month, but offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, “no questions asked”.

It has 30 servers in the UK, to increase your chances of unlocking iPlayer from overseas, and costs from $3.29 (£2.36) per month once your trial has finished.

expressvpn vpn review

expressvpn vpn review

Bear in mind that streaming iPlayer in this manner breaches the service’s terms and conditions and could lead to your account being suspended

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