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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.

BBC iPlayer logo.

Watch BBC One live in 3 easy steps

Step 1

User signing up for ExpressVPN.

Sign up for ExpressVPN and its blazing-fast service.

Step 2

UK map showing secure VPN locations.

Choose and connect to a secure VPN location in the UK.

Step 3

BBC iPlayer home screen on a TV monitor.

Visit BBC iPlayer online to stream live and on-demand TV.*

* Registering for a BBC account requires a UK postcode.

Stream BBC One, BBC Two, and more

BBC iPlayer gives you access to online BBC content spread across 11 channels:

BBC One logo.

The original channel, featuring programmes for a wide general audience.

BBC Two logo.

More intellectual programming like documentaries and critically acclaimed series.

BBC Three logo.
BBC Three

Reality TV shows and other programmes geared toward a younger, hipper demographic.

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BBC Four

Arts, music, and science. Formerly the educational BBC Knowledge channel.

CBBC logo.

CBBC stands for Children's BBC, aimed at children 6-12.

BBC News logo.
BBC News

With national, international, sports, and political coverage.

BBC Radio One logo.
BBC Radio 1

Also has visual content like music videos and celebrity interviews.

BBC Parliament logo.
BBC Parliament

Covering live and recorded sessions of Parliament.

BBC Cbeebies logo.

CBBC's sister channel, geared toward children younger than 6.

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BBC Alba

A Scottish Gaelic-language channel.

S4C logo.

A Welsh-language channel.

FAQ: How to watch BBC with a VPN

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