BBC iPlayer is a Britain-based streaming service that consists of live TV, movies, TV series, etc., from all BBC channels. This service is completely free to download and can be installed on streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku, Firestick, and more. Firestick is the best cord cutter that has plenty of streaming apps, including BBC iPlayer. You can directly install the BBC iPlayer from the Amazon App Store. In addition, you can also sideload the app on Firestick. By installing the BBC iPlayer on Firestick, you can stream the content on a big screen. BBC iPlayer is geo-restricted, and only UK residents can access this service. If you want to use BBC iPlayer outside the UK, you need to install and use VPN services like ExpressVPN or NordVPN on Firestick.
How to Sign Up for BBC iPlayer
Before creating a BBC iPlayer account, make sure to use a VPN on your device if you are residing outside the UK.
#1. Open any browser on your smartphone or PC.
#2. Go to the BBC Registration webpage.
#3. Select your Age category and fill in your date of birth.
#4. Enter the Email and Password. Then, select the option United Kingdom in the country field.
#5. Type your Postcode and select your Gender. Then, tap the Register button.
#6. Now, verify the process by selecting the link on the email you have received.
#7. Once verified, click Continue to complete the registration process.
- Connect and set up the Firestick device with your TV.
- Make sure to pair the Firestick remote and connect the Firestick to a stable Wi-Fi network.
How to Install BBC iPlayer on Firestick [Amazon Appstore]
#1. Turn On your Firestick-connected TV and navigate to the Find tab.
#2. Select the Search tile and type BBC iPlayer using the on-screen keyboard.
#3. Click the BBC iPlayer app from the search suggestion list and select the Get button to install the app on your Firestick.
#4. Once installed, launch the app and follow the on-screen instructions to activate the app on Firestick.
How to Activate BBC iPlayer on Firestick
#1. Launch the BCC iPlayer app on your Firestick and click Sign in.
#2. You will see an activation code and a link on the TV screen. Note down the code and open a browser on your smartphone or PC.
#3. Go to the website bbc.com/account/tv.
#4. Sign in to your account using the necessary login credentials.
#5. Type your desired name and click Continue.
#6. Type the code exhibited on the TV screen and tap the option Sign in on your TV.
#7. Now, the BBC iPlayer will be activated on Firestick. You will see the screen given below.
#8. Tap Continue and select the option OK, got it after reading the terms and agreement form.
#9. Once you’re in, play any content on the BBC iPlayer app and enjoy streaming it on your Firestick-connected TV.
How to Sideload BBC iPlayer on Firestick [Downloader]
#1. On your Firestick home screen, click the Find tab.
#2. Tap the Search menu and search for the Downloader app.
#3. Install the Downloader app on your Firestick.
#4. After installing the Downloader app, navigate to Firestick Settings.
#5. Select My Fire TV >> Developer Options >> Install Unknown Apps >> Enable Downloader. Enabling this option allows you to sideload the BBC iPlayer app using Downloader.
#6. Open the Downloader app on Firestick and give access to the necessary permissions.
#7. Go to the Home tab on the left pane and fill in the APK link of BBC iPlayer on the URL box.
#8. Select the Go button and wait for the apk to download.
#9. Once downloaded, hit the Install button on the installation screen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You can install the BBC iPlayer from the Amazon App Store on Firestick.
If the BBC iPlayer app is not working, follow the steps given below.
1. Update the BBC iPlayer app.
2. Restart Firestick.
3. Check internet connection.
4. Update Firestick to the latest version.
5. Uninstall and reinstall the BBC iPlayer app.
Yes, you can stream the content for free by creating an account on BBC.