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How to Activate BBC iPlayer [All Devices]

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Activate BBC iPlayer to have access to all BBC channels. Using the BBC iPlayer app, you can watch both live TV and on-demand videos of your favorite BBC shows. The app brings you Movies, TV shows, Documentaries, News, Comedy, Sports, and plenty more. Further, the content is available in HD quality to enhance your streaming experience. It lets you create a playlist of your favorite programs to quickly access. BBC iPlayer is a multi-platform application that lets you install and activate it across many platforms like Streaming devices, Smart TVs, and Gaming Consoles.

BBC iPlayer logo

BBC iPlayer lets you download the content to stream offline and it even provides closed captioning for all the Shows and Movies. If you are unable to complete a Video in one sitting, you can resume the video from where you left it on another device. Similar to most streaming apps like Amazon Prime Video and Disney+, you need to activate the BBC iPlayer app to access all the video content.

Supported Devices

  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Firestick
  • Android TV
  • LG Smart TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Xbox
  • PlayStation

How to Install BBC iPlayer on Roku

1. Insert your Roku device into the TV HDMI In port and launch the device.

2. Press the Home button and click on the Streaming Channels option from the home screen.

tap streaming channels from the home screen

3. Tap on the Search Channels option.

tap search channels to install activate bbc iplayer app on roku

4. Type BBC iPlayer using remote and select it from the suggestions.

5. Choose Add Channel to install BBC iPlayer on Roku.

6. click OK in the prompt and tap Go to Channel to launch the app.

How to Install BBC iPlayer on Apple TV

1. Start your Apple TV and move to the App Store.

open app store on apple tv

2. Tap the Search icon and enter BBC iPlayer in the search using the on-screen keyboard.

tap search to install and activate bbc iplayer app on apple tv

3. Pick the BBC iPlayer app from the list populated on the search result on the right side.

4. Select the Get button to install BBC iPlayer on Apple TV.

5. Tap the Open button to launch the BBC iPlayer app.

How to Install BBC iPlayer on Firestick

1. Plugin your Firestick into the smart TV’s HDMI port and connect it to your home network.

2. Highlight and select the Find option on the vertical menu from the home screen and select Search tile.

tap find menu to install and activate bbc iplayer app on firestick

3. Using the on-screen keyboard, search for BBC iPlayer app.

4. Choose the BBC iPlayer app from the search suggestions.

5. Next, on the app description page, tap Get or Download to install BBC iPlayer on Firestick.

6. After the installation, tap Open to launch the BBC iPlayer app.

How to Install BBC iPlayer on Android TV

1. Turn on your Android TV and wait for the home screen to load.

2. Tap on Apps from the home screen.

tap apps from android tv home screen

3. Open Google Play Store and click on the Magnifying Glass icon.

google play store install and activate bbc iplayer app on android tv

4. Browse for BBC iPlayer app with the help of the virtual keyboard and choose the app from the list.

5. Tap the Install button.

6. Next, tap Open to launch the BBC iPlayer app to activate

How to Install BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV

1. Power on your LG Smart TV and go to the home screen.

2. From there, open LG Content Store and tap the Search icon.

go to lg content store to install and activate bbc iplayer app on lg smart tv

3. Search for the BBC iPlayer app and select the app from the results.

4. Choose the Install button to install BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV.

5. When installed, tap Open to launch the app.

How to Install BBC iPlayer on Samsung Smart TV

1. Switch on your Samsung Smart TV and press the Smart Hub button on the given remote.

2. Tap Apps from the bottom of the screen.

tap apps to install and activate bbc iplayer app on samsung tv

3. Select the Search icon and type BBC iPlayer in the search bar.

4. Select the BBC iPlayer app from the list and tap Install to install the app on Samsung TV.

5. Then, click Open to launch the app.

How to Install BBC iPlayer on Xbox

1. Launch the Xbox and move to the home screen.

tap apps on xbox home screen

2. Go to the Apps tile and choose the Search Apps option.

tap search apps to install and activate bbc iplayer app on xbox

3. Provide BBC iPlayer in the search and search for the app.

4. Pick the BBC iPlayer app and click on the Install button.

5. Finally, click Confirm to launch the BBC iPlayer app.

How to Install BBC iPlayer on PlayStation

1. Switch on your PlayStation console and open the PlayStation Store, from the home screen.

2. Highlight the Search button with the controller and tap the X button to open the search screen. Type in BBC iPlayer in the search field.

tap search to install and activate bbc iplayer app on playstation

3. Select the BBC iPlayer app and tap Download to install it on PlayStation.

4. Then, launch the BBC iPlayer app to activate it.

How to Activate BBC iPlayer

1. Open the BBC iPlayer app and click Sign In from the home screen.

tap sign in to activate bbc iplayer app

2. You will get displayed an Activation Code on the screen.

3. Next, go to BBC iPlayer Activation Website (account.bbc.com/account/tv).

4. Click Sign In and enter your Username and Password.

5. Next, enter the Activation Code and click on Sign in on your TV.

enter the code to activate bbc iplayer app

6. Then, the BBC iPlayer app will be activated on the device on which you have installed it.

FAQs

How much do I need to pay to stream from BBC iPlayer app?

BBC iPlayer is completely free to use.

Can I watch BBC iPlayer on Roku?

You can install and activate the BBC iPlayer app directly from Roku Channel Store.

Why doesn’t BBC iPlayer work on my TV?

Check with the BBC iPlayer website and check whether your TV is still supported. Also, check whether your system software or OS is up-to-date and meets the minimum requirements to install the app.

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