How to Watch BBC iPlayer on Firestick/Fire TV (2020), Outside The UK

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Missing on your British soaps? No worries! you can catch up with your streaming by installing BBC iPlayer on your Firestick anywhere in the world!

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BBC iPlayer offers a huge variety of some favorite streaming content, from old classics to latest British documentaries. Btw check them out!

While there are many programs which are aired in different regions and on other streaming services, but it is not always enough for us.

Why is that so?

The layout, special tailored content and weekly updates has gotten us hooked over BBC iPlayer. In addition to that, not all of our favorite content is available on other streaming domains.

The biggest bummer? BBC iPlayer unfortunately is not available outside UK, which is kind of sad.

However, that does not mean at all that you cannot access it. You can surely have it on your Firestick installed in few easy steps, and take it anywhere you want to.

Besides can you afford missing out on some serious Sherlock mysteries? No right!

Therefore, having BBC iPlayer on your Firestick has to be a must.

Having BBC iPlayer on your Firestick brings you…

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • BBC Four
  • BBC News Channel
  • BBC Parliament
  • CBBC
  • CBeebies

That is a whole entertainment package within itself if you ask us!

So for some reason you are not in UK or want to have an access of BBC iPlayer on Firestick while residing somewhere else in the world, here is what you can do.

Please know, BBC iPlayer is an efficient premium service and therefore it makes sure it has all of its resources invested in keeping the service within the bound of UK. We accessed it using the VPN.

Wait up!

Do not go running in all excitement of getting your browser proxy on. No way! Read first.

BBC iPlayer follows effective security protocols. There are only a handful of good VPNs which will help you get through its radar.

To bypass BBC’s iPlayer or any other app, make sure you read the next following sentences well!

Attention FireStick Users: Important Notice Before You Continue Reading!

While most of you may or may not know, Governments and ISPs worldwide have a strict check on their users online activities. In case, any copyrighted content is found streaming, you can land into serious consequences which may be as severe as suspending of your online account. Please know, that your current IP is visible to everyone. We therefore urge you to get started with a reliable Firestick VPN immediately. This will help cover your identity via VPN’s multiple servers, while giving you the premium viewing experience.

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  • On your FireStick device, go to the homepage and type in and search for ‘IPVanish VPN’ in your search bar.
  • Click on the IPVanishVPN you see in your search.
  • Click on ‘Download’.
  • Once downloaded, you would need to register with the username and password information you must have provided while registering.
  • Once signed-in, click on ‘Connect’.
  • Soon you would be connected. You can disconnect from the connection whenever you wish to stop using a VPN.

Now that you are set for getting back your favorite British Soaps, here is what you have to do first.

Step-1 Sign up for BBC iPlayer Service

First and foremost, you need to sign up for the BBC iPlayer service.

Go to the official BBC iPlayer website and go directly to the BBC registration page:

Choose one of the options for age limit,

  • Under 13
  • 13 or over
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Next enter your date and birth and proceed with clicking on ‘Continue’.

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With the page that follows, enter the following details.

  • Email Address
  • Password

In the Country region, make sure that you have selected United Kingdom.

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On the next window pop-up, you also enter the following details:

  • Postcode
  • Gender

Having a valid postcode from UK is required in the field. If you do not know any, you can easily google any of the random UK postcode and enter it in the field.

Proceed with clicking on ‘register’.

uk register

You will be soon signed up.

You will be now asked for verification of your email, do that by following the steps in the email verification.

If you want news update in your email, you can choose either of the option.

  • Yes Please
  • No Thanks

Move on with ‘Continue’.

move on with continue

That is all which was needed for you to sign up for a BBC iPlayer account outside of UK region.

Step-2 Install BBC iPlayer on Firestick

Now that you are all signed up for BBC, let’s get started with how you can have it on your Firestick.

BBC iPlayer is not officially available on Amazon App store, therefore we will be sideloading it on our Firestick.

Fire up your Amazon Fire TV Stick home screen.

Go to ‘Settings’ and select it.


Within settings, select the option for ‘My Fire TV’.

my fire tv

Further, choose the option of ‘Developer Options’.

bbc iplayer on firestick-developer options

Next, click on the option of ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’.

Turn the toggle ‘ON’.

apps from unknown sources

You will be asked for another confirmation, Make sure you click on ‘Turn On’, option.

confirmation window

Go back to the Home Screen of your Firestick and look out for search option.

In the search option type Downloader.


Open Downloader app.

You might come across some warning prompts, keep ignoring them, BBC iPlayer is all safe and secure to use.

On your Downloader’s main opening window, click on the path link and enter this exact URL:

Further click on ‘Go’.

path link- bbc iplayer

After the download is finished, Click on Install.

After the installation, click on ‘Open’.

Let’s move to how you can access BBC iPlayer from the ‘Your Apps & Channels’ section.

Click on ‘Sign in’.

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On your Firestick you will come across this window which comes with a code. Make sure you note down the code.

bbc code

From this step onward you will be authorizing BBC iPlayer for authentication.

Using your phone or browser, go to the link .

You need to sign-in with your previously used username and password.

You will be further asked to choose a ‘Display Name’ for yourself. Choose any name you like.

Click on ‘Continue’.

Remember your code? You will be needing that now. Enter the code on your Firestick screen.

Back to your Fire TV. Sign In on your TV.

bbc iplayer tv code

If you have passed successful authorization, you are all through. Here is what you will see on your screen.

bbc iplayer firestick-home screen

Click on Continue, on your next screen prompt.

firestick bbc account

Next screen will be about privacy notice.

Make sure you have read through it well.

Click on ‘Ok, I get it’ button and proceed.

privacy notice

You are now facing your BBC iPlayer Home screen.

You may get started with your streaming right away!

All of the featured content will be right there on your screen nose. You may look around for more, by separately going to the option of ‘Channels and Categories’.

'Channels and Categories'.

You can look for the Search option on the top of your screen and may look for whatever content you wish to binge watch tonight.

Using a Browser to watch BBC iPlayer

Install one of the VPNs from our list.

Open the VPN, and connect to a UK browser.

Go to the main web page and go to

Sign in on your browser.

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Fill in all of your Sign in Account credentials.

bbc iplayer account credentials

You will be all set to watch your favorite content on your Phone or Laptop.

At times BBC iPlayer may ask you about TV License.

Choose ‘I have a TV License. Watch now’.

TV License

It does not have anything to do with your IP licensing, therefore you do not have to fret much about it.

Simply carry on with your streaming.

How to have BBC iPlayer as a Kodi Addon

Good news here! BBC iPlayer is officially recognized as a Kodi Addon and hence it is available on the Kodi Add-on Repository.

You can find it by the name of iPlayer WWW.

Here is how you can have it on your Kodi:

Go to your Kodi Home Screen.

Further Go to Settings on your Kodi.

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Go to the options of Add-ons.

addons bbc iplayer kodi

Proceed with clicking on ‘Install from repository’.

Kodi comes with its pre-installed repository. You will not be required to install it separately.

'Install from repository'.

Click on Kodi Repository.

bbc iplayer repo

Move on to the option of Video Addons.

video addons

Since there are plenty Addons in the repo list, use the search screen option to find iPlayer WWW.

iplayer www

Click on ‘Install’.

iplyer www install

iPlayer comes with additional addons.

Kodi will display all of the additional addons on your screen. These addons will be installed alongside.

Click on ‘OK’.

install kodi repo

The installation might take a beat or two for the complete installation to happen.

After iPlayer has been installed, you will be able to see it in the list of the Add-ons.

bbc iplayer

To use the addon, go back to the main Kodi Screen and press on the back button for a couple of seconds.

Go to ‘Add-ons’ and then further to ‘Video Add-ons’.

You will see BBC iPlayer there on the screen.

Click on it.

bbc iplayer- video addons

Within the iPlayer Addon you can see a number of streaming options.

Choose the one you want to stream first and there you have it, BBC iPlayer officially streaming on your Kodi!

Winding it Up!

This is all you need to know about having BBC iPlayer on your Firestick. This service may be just restricted to UK, but you can have it on your system even if you reside somewhere other than UK.

We have thoroughly enjoyed unblocking BBC iPlayer on our Firestick, let us know how your experience with BBC iPlayer went like.

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