How do I access BBC iPlayer?

How do I access BBC iPlayer?

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the BBC iPlayer application on your TV.
  2. Press the Sign In button.
  3. You should see a screen asking you to use a second device to sign in. At the bottom of the screen it should say, "Don't have a mobile, tablet or computer? ...
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to get access to BBC iPlayer.

Is BBC iPlayer free to use?

Without signing in, you won't be able to play programmes or benefit from the personalised features that BBC iPlayer offers. Signing in is quick, free and easy and you should stay signed in for two years on each web browser or app. Sign in isn't required to watch children's content through your web browser.

How do I install iPlayer?


  1. Open the Play Store app.
  2. Search for BBC iPlayer.
  3. Select the Install button on the screen and the app should begin to download straight away.
  4. Once downloaded you'll be given the option to Open: tap this to bring you straight to the BBC iPlayer app.

Why can't I watch BBC iPlayer on my phone?

Android: try clearing the app cache & data Go to: Settings > Apps > BBC iPlayer and select the Clear Cache option. To clear the app data entirely, select Clear Data on the same page. Then sign back in and try playing a programme.

Can you download BBC iPlayer?

On compatible mobiles and tablets, you can download programmes using the BBC iPlayer app. Just tap Download underneath the episode you want to download. Have a look at the following page for advice on downloading programmes on your mobile or tablet: How do I download programmes on a mobile or tablet?

How do I increase the volume on BBC iPlayer?

Press the Xbox button on your controller or remote control and select the music app from the pop-up menu (see non-BBC link below), then adjust the volume slider that appears as part of the submenu to 100%.

Is there an app for BBC iPlayer?

Can I use the BBC iPlayer app? You can install the BBC iPlayer app on these devices: Amazon Fire: Fire OS 5 or above (available from the Amazon Appstore) Android: Android 5.

Can I download BBC iPlayer to my Smart TV?

BBC iPlayer is available on connected TVs, games consoles, set-top boxes, streamers and platforms including Freesat, Sky, Virgin Media, and YouView. You can access BBC iPlayer in one of the following ways, depending on the device: Launch the app. Use your device's on-screen menu and episode guide.

Why are my BBC iPlayer downloads failing?

Downloads will fail if the internet connection cuts out, so make sure you have a strong internet connection. You could try disconnecting your device from the internet and reconnecting to see if that helps.

How many devices can I watch iPlayer on?

Yes, on most TVs you can. Here's how: Open the BBC iPlayer app and sign in to your own account.

Can I watch iPlayer on my phone?

BBC iPlayer is available on compatible Amazon Fire, Android, and iOS mobile and tablet devices.

Can I watch iPlayer on my phone without a Licence?

Yes, you need to be covered by a TV licence to download or watch BBC programmes on demand, including catch up TV, on BBC iPlayer. This applies to all devices, including a smart TV, desktop computer or laptop, mobile phone, tablet, digital box or games console.

Can I watch iPlayer in someone else's house?

Your home TV Licence will usually cover you to watch live TV on any channel and BBC programmes on iPlayer on any device away from home.

Can you watch BBC iPlayer on 2 devices?

BBC iPlayer allows you to sign in to multiple supported devices. ... This means you'll be able to add privacy and security protection over all your BBC iPlayer devices.

Can TV Licensing tell if you're watching TV?

And it probably never could tell if you were watching TV. ... Previously, a licence was required to watch live programmes on iPlayer, in just the same way as if you watched them using a TV aerial, but not if you watched them later. From September, a licence will be required to watch any TV content on iPlayer.

How can I watch BBC iPlayer without a license?

A rule that came into force in September 2016 means you need a licence to legally use BBC iPlayer, even if you're only watching catch-up TV. But that doesn't apply to other catch-up services, so the ITV Hub, All 4 and My5 are legal to use without a licence as long as you're not using them to watch live TV.

Can TV Licence look through window?

You can't stop them entering your property at this point, if you have opened the door to them, they are able to look through windows but can't forcibly enter the house if it is locked. The best bet is probably don't answer the door, don't have a TV in view from outside or buy a TV license!

Can I ignore TV license letters?

No, you can safely ignore them if you don't have a TV on site. ... If you genuinely don't need a TV licence, simply ignore them. Don't waste your time responding. If they turn up at your door, you can tell them to go away and nothing more will come of it.

Do you need a TV Licence if you only watch Netflix?

You don't need a TV Licence if you only ever watch programmes on demand on streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV. Remember, if you watch or record TV programmes live on any channel or TV service, or download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer, you need to be covered by a TV Licence.

Do I have to let TV Licence inspector in?

Under no circumstances (even if you are illegally watching TV, not that we'd ever condone that), do you have to let inspectors into your home. ... The easiest way to get rid of a TV Licensing inspector is to tell them that you revoke their implied right of access.

Can TV Licence enter your home Ireland?

Hmmm. There's no getting around it. The TV licence is an intrusive tax. ... And under the Broadcasting Act 2009 they have the right to enter “at any reasonable time any premises or specified place for the purposes of ascertaining whether there is a television set there”.

How do I know if I've paid my TV Licence?

You can check your balance now by either:

  1. Signing in to your savings card to view your payment history and balance.
  2. Calling our 24 hour automated enquiry service on .
  3. Texting INFO along with your Customer Number (eg: INFO to 64488.