How to watch BBC iPlayer outside the UK

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What is BBC iPlayer, and how can I watch it?

BBC iPlayer is the free streaming service from the UK TV broadcaster, BBC.

It’s a streaming service with catchup and live TV, covering drama, films, sport, news, documentaries, lifestyle, comedy, and there’s also a couple of children’s channels too. You’ll find regional channels covering Scotland and Wales, with programmes in Welsh language and Scottish Gaelic. It also has a dedicated channel covering the music and news of BBC Radio 1.

The BBC is renowned for great TV programming.

They offer a huge variety of British TV entertainment. There’s masses of sport (Match of the Day, Snooker World Championships), great UK soaps (Eastenders, Doctors, Casualty), breathtaking drama (Dr Who, Killing Eve, His Dark Materials), hilarious comedy (Little Britain, Alan Partridge, Peter Kay’s Car Share) and so much more.

The BBC iPlayer is exclusively available to UK residents. Viewers are expected to hold a UK TV Licence to watch, download or stream any of the iPlayer content. BBC iPlayer is available on a host of different platforms and is built into most UK smart TVs, Freeview, Roku and Sky hardware. It’s also built into the major games consoles too.

The BBC iPlayer channels currently consist of:

  • BBC One – Mainstream comedy, drama, news and family entertainment
  • BBC Two – More specialist programming including similar viewing to BBC One and more minority interest channels
  • BBC III – Younger adult content based at 16–34-year-olds; primarily comedy sketch shows and sitcoms
  • BBC Four –Niche programming for intellectuals; drama, theatre, documentaries and foreign language films
  • Radio 1 – Young people’s radio programming
  • CBBC – Kids TV for ages 7+
  • Cbeebies – Kids TV for the under 7s
  • BBC Scotland – Scottish Gaelic-language channel
  • BBC News – A dedicated news channel
  • BBC Parliament – A dedicated politics channel featuring 
    • UK Parliament
    • Scottish Parliament
    • Welsh Assembly
    • Northern Ireland Assembly
  • BBC Alba – Scotland
  • BBC S4C – Welsh language TV
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