Yes and it is a pretty easy! It is not possible to live stream BBC 1 for free but there are plenty of paid options for as little per month as the price of a decent cup of coffee.

The problem with streaming live UK TV from abroad is that the BBC servers notice and put up the message of doom BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues

Frustrating for sure, especially if you are UK license fee payer who is merely abroad on holiday or for work. So what are the options?

There are basically two options but beware you will not be able to not be able to watch UK TV abroad for free online anymore - those days are long gone.

Instead you will need to consider the two options below and decide how best they suit your streaming BBC One live TV needs.


VPN stands for virtual private network. The term sounds scary but if you can strip out the technical jargon they are pretty simple to understand. They reroute your internet connection to the UK and allow you connect for free and privately to the BBC servers. Sign me up and fast! Well, not so fast. VPNs will do the job BUT do you need a massive interference on your computer resources and bandwidth capabilities to simply watch the BBC live? Technophobes may love it, 88-year-old grannies in Spain less so.

Google Chrome Extension

OK, it’s one of our products so we are likely to be biased BUT a Beebs product is THE best option if you want something simple. Simple as in the 88-year-old non tech-savvy granny mentioned above. It is literally one click and you are settling down to the latest BBC One live stream in an instant. The main advantage of a Chrome extension is it only connects to a single webpage as opposed to a VPN which connects your whole computer. So for simply watching a BBC One live stream then Beebs is the easiest option.

Follow these simple steps to watch BBC One on iPlayer

    1. Download Chrome Browser, if you're not already using it.

    2. Install Beebs, this nifty tool redirects all your BBC requests.

    3. The BBC iplayer will reload and begin to work, and you can watch BBC One live.