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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.

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Watch BBC One live in 3 easy steps

Step 1:

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Sign up for ExpressVPN and its blazing-fast service.

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

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

NOTE: 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:


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


More intellectual programming like documentaries and critically acclaimed series.

BBC Three

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

BBC Four

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

BBC Radio 1

Also creates visual content like music videos and celebrity interviews.

BBC Parliament

Covering live and recorded sessions of Parliament, akin to C-SPAN in the U.S.

BBC News

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.

BBC Alba

A Scottish Gaelic-language channel.


A Welsh-language channel.

On what devices can I watch
BBC iPlayer with a VPN?

BBC iPlayer works on devices including computers, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, and smart TVs. ExpressVPN has solutions for all of them:

Watch BBC iPlayer on a game console or smart TV

ExpressVPN can help you to watch BBC iPlayer on a game console or smart TV. Learn more about streaming with ExpressVPN on:

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ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and the BBC iPlayer Terms of Use for more details.

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