Yes! You can connect to ExpressVPN’s servers in the United Kingdom for a secure and private connection free from throttling. If you run into an error, chat with the ExpressVPN Support Team, and we’ll get you back to your streams in no time.
How to watch BBC iPlayer with a VPN
The BBC has a reputation for outstanding news coverage, children’s programming, and drama series across channels like BBC One, BBC Two, CBeebies, and more.
Use ExpressVPN with iPlayer to enjoy BBC content online, privately and securely.
Stream BBC One, BBC Two, and more
BBC iPlayer gives you access to online BBC content spread across 11 channels:
The original channel, featuring programmes for a wide general audience.
More intellectual programming like documentaries and critically acclaimed series.
Reality TV shows and other programmes geared toward a younger, hipper demographic.
Arts, music, and science. Formerly the educational BBC Knowledge channel.
BBC Radio 1
Also creates visual content like music videos and celebrity interviews.
Covering live and recorded sessions of Parliament, akin to C-SPAN in the U.S.
With national, international, sports, and political coverage.
CBBC stands for Children’s BBC, aimed at children 6-12.
CBBC’s sister channel, geared toward children younger than 6.
A Scottish Gaelic-language channel.
A Welsh-language channel.
On what devices can I watch BBC iPlayer with a VPN?
BBC iPlayer works on many devices, including computers, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, and smart TVs.
Watch on a computer, tablet, or phone
Stream on a game console or smart TV
Don't see your device? Check out our comprehensive list of supported devices and setup tutorials.
FAQ: Watch BBC with a VPN
Does ExpressVPN work with BBC iPlayer?
Does ExpressVPN come with a BBC account?
No. ExpressVPN doesn’t come with a BBC account, but you can register for free on the BBC’s website with a British postcode, even if you’re abroad. ExpressVPN complements your BBC account to help you watch content online with zero ISP throttling.
How do I watch BBC live?
To watch live programming on BBC, log in to your BBC iPlayer account, look at the TV Guide to see what’s playing right now, and select the program you wish to stream live. You can stream live content from BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC, CBeebies, BBC Scotland, BBC News, BBC Parliament, BBC Alba, and S4C.
Can I use BBC iPlayer to watch sports?
Will a VPN slow down my BBC streams?
All VPNs add a layer of encryption, which can potentially slow your connection, but ExpressVPN consistently ranks as one of the fastest VPNs around, so you probably won't notice a difference. Our network of servers is constantly optimized to give you the best streaming experience.
In fact, if your ISP throttles video-streaming services, then using a VPN to watch BBC iPlayer might actually make your connection faster.
If you'd like to use a streaming media console (e.g., Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV), gaming console (e.g., PlayStation or Xbox), or smart TV (e.g., Samsung or Roku), then you might be interested in watching BBC iPlayer with MediaStreamer, which is bundled with every ExpressVPN subscription.
Can I use ExpressVPN to listen to BBC Sounds (aka BBC iPlayer Radio)?
Yes! ExpressVPN is fully compatible with BBC audio programming. Use ExpressVPN with BBC Sounds to listen to Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, plus podcasts, audiobooks, children's programming, documentaries, sports, and more.
What is BritBox?
BritBox is a subscription streaming service for British television, jointly launched by ITV and the BBC. With BritBox, viewers can stream programming from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5. BritBox airs older content from the BBC and ITV to avoid competing with ITV Hub and BBC iPlayer. It is available to viewers in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States, who can watch BritBox content on their phones, tablets, computers, Chromecast, Apple TV, or Roku.
What else can I do with ExpressVPN?
ExpressVPN helps you enjoy secure, private, and unrestricted access to services worldwide. You can use it to bypass censorship in some countries that block access to sites like YouTube, Google, and Twitter. You can also use it stream services securely, like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video.
BBC is not working. What do I do?
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