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Watch shows & movies on BBC iPlayer safely and securely

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How to use BBC iPlayer with a VPN?

Get a Surfshark account.

You only need one for an unlimited number of devices!

Connect to any UK server.

BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK

Create a free account.

Your UK postcode is necessary in this step

Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in ways that would potentially violate Terms of Service of streaming service providers.

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Is BBC iPlayer available in the USA?

No, the service is only available in the UK.

Do you need a license to view BBC iPlayer?

You need a license to view and record live television in the United Kingdom. That means you need to have a license to watch BBC iPlayer too.

How does the BBC know I’m using a VPN?

Streaming services like the BBC iPlayer use smart technologies that detect VPNs. They do it by inspecting shared IP addresses. If they see that many different devices connect to their service through one IP address, they suspect that it’s a VPN. Thus, they blacklist it.

Does it cost to use the BBC iPlayer?

No, the BBC iPlayer is free to use, but you have to be in the UK to watch it. 

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