How to Stream CBBC Abroad

It’s easier than you think.

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

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Kids don’t want to miss an episode of their favourite CBBC show, but you’re on holiday on mainland Europe? Feeling a bit nostalgic for childhood TV (‘Arthur’ anyone?) but working in the States? Accessing and catching up on CBBC television content through BBC iPlayer whilst abroad hasn’t been easier. We’ll be taking a look at how you and your family can enjoy all your favourites from outside the UK.

For those of you with young families or who are feeling nostalgic for quality CBBC childhood entertainment whilst abroad, we’ll be looking at some of the best ways to access BBC iPlayer whilst out of the UK and unlock all your favourite cartoons and live broadcasts.

CBBC’s success and popularity dates back to the 1930s, when the BBC launched its first, children-specific broadcast ‘For the Children’… which was ten minutes long. Viewing times have since improved and these days, kids can enjoy and access child-friendly content from the BBC from 7am - 9pm on the CBBC channel and around the clock on BBC iPlayer. From shows such as the recent Danger Mouse reboot, to ambitious teen dramas like The Next Step, CBBC has something for all the kids in your family.

If the weather on your holiday isn’t all you hoped for, or the kids are bored and missing home, being able to see the familiar faces and stories of CBBC can make everything better.

You can enjoy all of your kids (and your - we see you adult ‘Arthur’ fans) favourite shows on BBC iPlayer, because CBBC is available to stream now. ‘How?’ You might ask. ‘We can’t access iPlayer outside the UK’.

One solution could be to pay and download one of a number of VPNs, a Virtual Private Network, which can give you access to iPlayer content by extending a private network over a public one. ‘Great!’ You might say. ‘Is it easy and safe to set up?’

The simple answer to this question is no. VPNs are notorious for being difficult to install, requiring a high level of technical experience and often affect the speed of your computer and internet connection. ‘Well, what now?!’

Say hello to Beebs

A far safer and quicker solution for those of you hoping to set up and use BBC iPlayer to watch CBBC whilst abroad, is Beebs. Beebs takes its inspiration from those tricksy VPNs, acting as a cloaking device, masking your true location and making it appear as if you are in the UK (thus enabling unlimited access to iPlayer content). Unlike VPNs however, Beebs is a Google Chrome add-on and is installed to your browser as opposed to your harddrive, meaning you and your family can keep up-to-date with all of your CBBC favourites, wherever you are in the world.

Follow these simple steps to CBBC on BBC iPlayer

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

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

    The BBC iplayer will reload and begin to work, and you can watch CBBC from outside the UK.

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

Get Beebs for Chrome

The Beebs service should never be used to bypass copyright regulations. Beebs does not promote, condone or endorse the use of the service for such purposes. For more details, please read the Beebs Terms of Service.