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How to Watch BBC iPlayer on Roku Connected TV

Watch BBC programs and shows on your Roku by downloading BBC iPlayer app from the channel store.

BBC iPlayer is a popular streaming service that has more subscribers than Netflix in the UK. In the United Kingdom, BBC iPlayer is a reliable way to enjoy BBC programs online. By using this service, you can watch all the BBC channels online, and the programs will be available to stream once they were aired. The service is easily accessible on all platforms, either through a dedicated app or web player. Even if you had non-smart TVs, you could watch the BBC iPlayer by connecting a Roku streaming device to your TV’s HDMI port. Roku will convert your non-smart TV into a Smart TV by providing access to download apps via the internet.

Install BBC iPlayer on Roku

1. Launch your Roku device and go to the home screen.

2. Navigate to the Search option.

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3. Search for BBC iPlayer in the search bar and choose BBC iPlayer from the suggestions.

4. Select Add Channel to add the channel on your Roku device.

If you can’t find the iPlayer channel, update your Roku firmware and then search for the channel.

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5. Wait for the channel to install on your Roku.

6. After installing the channel, get back to the home screen and it from the channels section.

7. Log-in using appropriate credentials to stream various contents from the BBC network.

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If you don’t have any user, click here to sign up for BBC iPlayer.

Screen Mirror BBC iPlayer from Android

If you had an un-supported Roku model, you could play BBC iPlayer contents by screen mirroring it from the Android devices. Enable screen mirroring on Roku and then follow these steps.

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1. On your Android device, go to Settings and find the Cast option. On most devices, you can find it under the connection settings.

2. Tap it and the nearby devices connected to the same network will appear on the screen.

3. Choose your Roku device and allow permission to mirror your mobile screen.

4. Launch the BBC iPlayer app and stream the content that you want. It will mirror on the TV.


Is it possible to access BBC iPlayer on Roku outside UK?

No. It is impossible to install and access BBC iPlayer on Roku or any other streaming device outside the UK. The geo-restriction created by BBC is too strong to bypass even with VPN services.

Why can’t I get BBC iPlayer on Roku?

If you’re a non-UK resident, you can’t access BBC iPlayer on the Roku channel store. If you live in the UK, update your Roku and then search for the app.

Is the BBC iPlayer free?

Yes BBC iPlayer is free to install and use. All the BBC contents available in the app are free to watch.

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