This is a step-by-step guide on how to install BBC iPlayer on FireStick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube.
BBC iPlayer is a video streaming service only available in the UK. Not just Movies and TV Shows, you get to stream Live Sports (NFL, Cricket, etc), News, Documentaries, and more.
Even though BBC iPlayer has an official app available on the Amazon App Store, only UK residents will be able to install it.
If you try to access the content of BBC iPlayer from anywhere other than the UK, an error will appear instead of content that says:
“BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to right issues in the UK”
3 Ways to Install and Watch BBC iPlayer on FireStick
I have mentioned three methods to install BBC iPlayer on Firestick. These methods are:
- Watch BBC iPlayer on FireStick using Amazon Silk Browser
- Watch BBC iPlayer on FireStick using the Downloader App (outside the UK)
- Watch BBC iPlayer on FireStick using Amazon App Store (Official Method)
BBC iPlayer FireStick app is only available for UK residents. Therefore, it is recommended to use a VPN and connect to the UK server.
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Watch BBC iPlayer on Firestick using Silk Browser
This is a simple and easy method that only requires the use of an Internet browser for which we will be using the Amazon Silk Browser.
Before streaming from the official BBC iPlayer website, make sure to install and use ExpressVPN on Firestick and connect UK server to bypass the restriction if applicable.
Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open Firestick Home
Step 2: Select the Find menu
Step 3: Click on the Search option
Step 4: Type “Internet Browser” and select it from the list
Step 5: Select the Internet icon when the below screen appears
Step 6: Click on “Download” and wait for the app to install
Step 7: Wait until the download is completed
Step 8: Select Open to access the installed browser
Step 9: Return to the FireStick Home menu and connect ExpressVPN to the UK server (if you’re outside the UK)
Step 10: Open the browser again, click on Accept Terms
Step 11: By default, the Bing.com tab would be open
Step 12: Type the URL www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer and click GO
Step 13: This is the Interface of the Official BBC iPlayer Website
Step 14: First of all Register an account for free or sign in if you already have one.
Step 15: After registering an account or Signing in, choose any program.
Step 16: Click Play and enjoy streaming BBC iPlayer for free
Watch BBC iPlayer on Firestick using Downloader App
This method is for the audience living outside the UK because the service is only accessible in the UK so you can sideload the BBC iPlayer APK from anywhere in the world.
However, the content of the service can be streamed when you install and use ExpressVPN on Fire TV Stick and connect to the UK server.
Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open Firestick Home
Step 2: Click on the Settings icon
Step 3: Select My Fire TV
Step 4: If you don’t find the Developer Option then Click About
Step 5. Click on your Fire TV Stick quickly 7 times.
Step 6. A notification appears at the bottom saying No need, you are already a developer. That’s it, you have enabled Developer Options.
Step 7: Select the Developer Option given
Step 8: Click on Apps from Unknown Sources
Step 9: Click on Turn On
Step 10: Navigate back to the home page and select the Find menu
Step 11: Click on the Search option
Step 12: Type “Downloader” and select it from the list
Step 13: Select the Downloader icon
Step 14: Click on “Download” and wait for the app to install
Step 15: Wait until the download is completed
Step 16: Click on Open to run the Downloader app
Step 17: Once the downloader opens, click on Allow
Step 18: A prompt will be displayed, click OK
Step 19: By default Home tab would be open with a text box displayed on the right side
Step 20: Type this URL “bit.ly/bbciplayer75” and click GO
Note: The referenced link is the official URL of this app/website. FIRESTICKHACKS does not own, operate, or re-sell any app, streaming site, or service and has no affiliation with its developers.
Step 21: Click Download
Step 22: Once the download finishes, click Install
Step 23: Press Install again
Step 24: Once the app is installed, press Done
Step 25: Click Open to Launch Application
Before you start streaming on BBC iPlayer, you would need to install and use ExpressVPN on FireStick. Once you do that, you can enjoy watching free content.
Install BBC iPlayer on FireStick with Amazon App Store
BBC iPlayer is also available in the Amazon app store but only UK residents would be able to see it. Users from the outside UK would not be able to locate the app.
Follow these instructions if you live in the UK:
Step 1: Open FireStick Home
Step 2: Go to the Search icon from the top menu
Step 3: Type BBC iPlayer and click on the first result that appears
Step 4: Now click on the BBC player app
Step 5: Press Download
Step 6: Click Open once the download ends
Step 7: You will see the app appears on your screen
How to Use BBC iPlayer on FireStick
It is such an easy app to use on FireStick because of its interface. But since BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK, you are required to get ExpressVPN for people trying to access iPlayer from the outside UK. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN (Our #1 choice VPN) and install ExpressVPN on FireStick
Step 2: Open the BBC iPlayer app on FireStick and enter your Username and Password or Sign up if you don’t have an account.
Step 3: Start streaming Movies, TV Shows, Live Sports, etc.
List of TV Shows on BBC iPlayer
Here is a list of TV Shows you can watch on BBC iPlayer FireStick APK:
- Beyond Paradise.
- The Gold.
- Line of Duty.
- Red Rose.
- Silent Witness.
- Dragon’s Den
- Happy Valley.
- Death in Paradise.
- The Apprentice
- Wild Isles
- Comic Relief, and so much more
How to Watch NFL with BBC iPlayer
You can watch NFL with BBC iPlayer by streaming the BBC Two channel. However, you will only be able to watch selective matches.
If you want to stream multiple NFL matches and that is also for free, then read our guide NFL on FireStick.
BBC iPlayer Alternatives
If you want more Movies and TV Shows from around the world, then you must try other alternatives as I have mentioned in the list below:
- BBC America on Firestick
- UKTV Play on Firestick
- ITVX on Firestick
- Freeview on Firestick
- Vudu on FireStick
You can also look up our best FireStick channels guide has tons of Movies & TV Shows in HD quality. But before you install any of these apps, you must read our best VPN for FireStick to stay protected online.
FAQs – BBC iPlayer
What devices I can watch BBC iPlayer on?
BBC iPlay can be streamed on various streaming devices. However, it is not officially available on every streaming device store but can be sideloaded by apk method. Its compatible device includes Firestick, MI TV Stick, Roku, shield TV, Apple, Chrome OS, and more.
Is it legal to Stream BBC iPlayer?
Yes, it is legit and legal to stream BBC iPlayer as the service is officially authorized by the BBC network and has the license to stream the content.
BBC iPlayer is easy to install on FireStick than you think. It is a UK app that is only available to people living in the country. However, with the help of a ExpressVPN, you can circumvent geographical restrictions.
This guide explains how easy it is to install BBC iPlayer on FireStick. We have also laid down a video guide to explain it to you. If you have any questions, please mention them in the comment section.
As I live in Spain where do I get the user name and password as mentioned in step 2, (you now need to sign in to your BBC account to watch)
Click here to create BBC iplayer account : https://account.bbc.com/register
Thanks for the app. BBC iplayer and Mouse Toggle are installed along with VPN. I’m able to navigate the player and start streaming episodes. What i cannot do is control the the stream. The pause/play button and the forward/backward buttons don’t function. Any thoughts?
Hey Jim, then I guest you need to use the Remote control Fire TV app and sync it with your FireStick if your Play/Pause buttons on your Fire Remote do not work.
I really wish there was a version of your app for android tv. It’s impossible to find a version of bbc-iplayer that doesn’t need a mouse so this version would be perfect for android tv. Is it possible for you to adapt this download for android?
this link is no longer working, is there an updated one? When i type it into downloader it says there has been an error.
Does it work for ITV player to ITV hun?
My problem with this app is that it only displays in 4k mode and won’t auto fit to 1080 on my fire cube. I do not have a 4k television so I can only see 1/4 of the screen.
When I click on sign in, my firestick is displaying code and I am instructed to go to my computer and enter that code after signing in to my BBC account. Only, I cannot figure out where to enter the code and your video implies that this step will not be needed and that you can sign directly into your BBC account. Am I doing something wrong?
I’m having this same issue. Did you find out how to get into it on the app?
install mouse toggle or attach mouse with your TV
Worked like a charm in Canada. Thanks!
My iplayer app on my firestick suddenly does not want to load up. Same on my sisters stick. Idps it dow ? Have we been zapped?
You can factory reset your FireStick to make it right.
Any links for all4, itv and channel 5 app??
Not yet, but we are working on it. Soon 🙂
I have ipVanish is that a problem? I can’t click on anything once the app opens and then I get an error message from amazon about can’t open browser.
Are you using BBC iplayer on the browser or through the app?
I have the same issue, did you get it resolved
Do you have problems installing the Mouse Toggle?
Hi, I’m in Australia and currently having problems accessing BBC iPlayer. I have done everything listed on this page, but still getting error 02001. I purchased surfshark, allowed BBC iPlayer to route via VPN, and still not working.
Hey Brandon, we have updated the URL. Let us know if it works for you because I’ve been able to watch it outside UK using a VPN.
I followed all the instructions and when I tried to play a show it said do you have A TV license? I clicked yes and now nothing will play. Help!
You can click ‘No’ and it will still play stream all the shows.
Downloaded the iplayer app and the shows show up but when I go to click on any of the shows It states something went wrong loading this programme. It states it is usually a temporary thing and try again later but still having the same issue 24h later. Any solutions?
Are you sure you’re using a VPN because BBC iplayer doesn’t work without a VPN. Let me know.
All is great, but it’s impossible to navigate the menus with the standard firestick remote, any suggestions?
You can use Mouse Toggle and it will become easy to navigate.
mouse toggle on your troypoint apk has an error when downloading, any suggestions
We have changed the APK. Hope that works??
Sorry, my mistake, I used the wrong url. The new URL works fine and I can download the app no problem, but when we open it, we can’t find a way of selecting the programmes. We can click up and down with the remote, but we can’t select any programmes or move horizontally along the programme selection. Don’t know what that is about!
You need to use Mouse Toggle to navigate that’s all.
Brilliant! Thanks so much for this. It’s working brilliantly for me on my Firestick with Nord VPN. I needed to download the Mouse Toggle; it wouldn’t work without it. Anyway, many thanks for a really well explained procedure that actually works!
Glad it worked out for you Mark 🙂
Thanks. I was able to download I player but the fire stick remote does not work properly. Any ideas?
Hey Kevin, you would need the Mouse Toggle app for navigation.
I installed Mouse Toggle but cursor doesn’t appear so I still can’t choose a program I want to watch.
Could you kindly help me with this problem again please.
I mean I have a problem with BBC iplayer.
Hey Miho. you can watch anything with the help of an Amazon Silk browser.
Got bbc iPlayer downloaded and using Surfshark VPN located to UK.
However, I seem to have limited function on the iPlayer page – I can go up and down but I can’t go left or right, or select anything.
Any tips please?
You would need to install a Mouse Toggle app to make it work on BBC iPlayer.
Thanks for this. It worked great for a while, but now the app is asking (though there doesn’t appear to be an option no to) for me to download the latest version of the app. If I click ‘update’ it takes me to the Amazon store where it says the app is unavailable.
Is there a workaround for this?
You will need to update the latest version of the app from another way, but before that you need to clear the data. Go to Settings, then Application, Manage Installed Applications, then click on BBC iplayer, and then select Clear Data. Now launch the app once again and you will see the update message appears.
Thank you for this. I installed successfully. but remote controller is not working properly.
I mean, I hear clicking when I want to choose a program but I can’t see where the cursor is.
Could you help me out please.
Hey Miho, you might want to install Mouse Toggle if you can’t use the cursor properly.
Thank you for your help once again.
It work perfectly now.
One more thing.
Do you kindly tell me how to download Channel 4 app for fireTV please?
Hi, I couldn’t use the link and install BBC Iplayer , ty to help?
Link is working
Hi, I couldn’t use the link and install BBC Iplayer , ty to help?
Its working now please check
The BBC iPlayer download for Firestick you provide using the Downloader app doesn’t work. I’ve was able to get the app, but I can’t do anything. I can’t move around the screen or click on anything that works with the remote. I can’t play any shows or movies and I am connected to UK VPN. Is there a better app to watch Peaky Blinders at the same time it is released on BBC for Firestick is USA?
Please install the mouse toggle app to access BBC app properly. also you can watch Peaky Blinkers by following this blog.
BBC asks to download the latest version of the BBC iplayer app but even I clicked the update link, it says can’t find the app. How can I update? Could you help me with this please. thank you.
Hello, Just update the link please check again
I can’t watch BBC for a while now.
it says something’s gone wrong.
I cleared the cache several times.
Is there any solution for this?