Stream award-winning news coverage, children’s programs, British dramas, and sports with BBC iPlayer. ExpressVPN is the best VPN for BBC iPlayer, helping you watch British TV channels like BBC One and CBeebies privately and securely.
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Let ExpressVPN run in the background as you watch shows on BBC iPlayer.
BBC iPlayer gives you access to BBC content spread across 11 channels:
BBC iPlayer is available on a wide range of devices, including:
Smartphones and tablets, including iOS and Android
Computers, including Mac, Windows, and Linux
Game consoles, including PlayStation and Xbox
ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for many of these devices and covers up to eight devices simultaneously with a single subscription. But even if your device cannot install ExpressVPN directly, you can still enjoy full VPN benefits by connecting it to a router running ExpressVPN.
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Accessing BBC iPlayer with a free proxy service is not recommended. Free proxies are under no obligation to protect your privacy, and some might even sell your online activity to third parties to make money. Many free proxy services are also very slow and don’t function as advertised.
No. ExpressVPN doesn’t come with a BBC account, but you can register for free on the BBC’s website with a UK postcode, even if you’re abroad. ExpressVPN complements your BBC account to help you watch content online with zero ISP throttling.
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.
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.
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.
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 ITVX (formerly 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.
ExpressVPN helps you enjoy secure and private 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 to help improve your gaming experience, or to stream services securely, like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video.
ExpressVPN is optimized to work with BBC iPlayer so you can enjoy online privacy and security all the time, without the VPN interfering. It should not be used as a means of copyright circumvention. We cannot see or control what you do while connected to our service, so you are responsible for complying with our Terms of Service, your content provider’s terms, and any applicable laws.
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Install ExpressVPN on all your devices, and connect eight at once with a single subscription.
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ExpressVPN users can connect to server locations in 105 countries and counting, including:
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If you’re not satisfied using BBC iPlayer with ExpressVPN for any reason, you can cancel anytime within 30 days and get a full refund.
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