How to Install BBC iPlayer on FireStick/Fire TV from Outside UK 2021

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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.

However, I have also mentioned another method using BBC iPlayer APK. I will be discussing both of these methods.

BBC iPlayer FireStick app is only available for UK residents. People living outside of the UK will need a VPN to access their free content. I recommend my readers to get Surfshark VPN, which works great with the BBC iPlayer app. 

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Method 1: How to Install BBC iPlayer on FireStick (with Downloader App)

Step 1: Open Firestick Home

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Step 2: Click on the Settings icon

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Step 3: Select My Fire TV

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Step 4: Choose Developer Options

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Step 5: Click on Apps from Unknown Sources

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Step 6: Click on Turn On

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Step 7: Navigate back to the home page and select the Find menu

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Step 8: Click on the Search option

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Step 9: Type “Downloader” and select it from the list

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Step 10: Select the Downloader icon

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Step 11: Click on “Download” and wait for the app to install

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Step 12: Wait until the download is completed

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Step 13: Click on Open to run the Downloader app

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Step 14: Once the downloader opens, click on Allow

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Step 15: A prompt will be displayed, click OK

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Step 16: By default Home tab would be open with a text box displayed on the right side

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Step 17: Type this URL bit.ly/bbc-iplayer2021 and click GO

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Step 18: Click Download

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Step 19: Once the download finishes, click Install

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Step 20: Press Install again

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Step 21: Once the app is installed, press Done

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Step 22: Return to FireStick Home > Go to Settings > Then Applications

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Step 23: Select Manage Installed Applications

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Step 24: Here you will find BBC iPlayer in the list so click on it

Step 25: Click Launch Application

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Before you start streaming on BBC iPlayer, you would need to install and use Surfshark on FireStick. Once you do that, you can enjoy watching free content.

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Video Tutorial: How to Install BBC iPlayer on Firestick

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Method 2: How to Install BBC iPlayer on FireStick (with Amazon Store)

BBC iPlayer is also available in the Amazon app store but only the UK residents would be able to see it. Users from 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 Surfshark VPN for people trying to access iPlayer from the outside UK. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Subscribe to Surfshark (Our #1 choice VPN) and install Surfshark on FireStick

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Step 2: Open BBC iPlayer app on FireStick and enter Username and Password or Sign up if you don’t have an account.
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Step 3: Start streaming Movies, TV Shows, Live Sports, etc. 

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List of TV Shows on BBC iPlayer

Here is a list of TV Shows you can watch on BBC iPlayer FireStick apk:

  • The Split
  • Get Even
  • Line of Duty
  • Fight Dirty
  • King Gary
  • Rio and Kate
  • EastEnders
  • Top Gear

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 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:

You can also lookup in our best FireStick channels guide that 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.

Key Takeaways

BBC iPlayer is easy to install on FireStick than you think. It is a UK app that is only available for people living in the country. However, with the help of a VPN, 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. 

46 comments

  1. 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)

  2. 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?

  3. this link is no longer working, is there an updated one? When i type it into downloader it says there has been an error.

  4. Does it work for ITV player to ITV hun?

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. Worked like a charm in Canada. Thanks!

  8. 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?

    Any solutions?

  9. Any links for all4, itv and channel 5 app??

    Thanks

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

    Any suggestions?

    • 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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?

  14. All is great, but it’s impossible to navigate the menus with the standard firestick remote, any suggestions?

  15. mouse toggle on your troypoint apk has an error when downloading, any suggestions

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. Thanks. I was able to download I player but the fire stick remote does not work properly. Any ideas?

  19. Hi there
    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?
    Thanks

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

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