How to watch the BBC iPlayer in Australia in 2020

Noah Williams
How to watch the BBC iPlayer in Australia in 2020

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

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The BBC iPlayer is the UK version of Australia's ABC iview. Just as people in the UK cannot watch iview, it is not usually possible to watch the BBC iPlayer from Australia.

Help is at hand because there are a few ways of watching the BBC iPlayer if you are living, working or just travelling in Australia.

There are different ways but they all need to do one thing in common - they need to spoof your IP address so it looks like you are on a computer in the UK.

Below are the three most common methods for accessing the BBC iPlayer from Australia (or anywhere in the world).

VPN

The acronym for virtual private network. Originally used so staff in international companies could communicate in private from locations around the world to avoid spying from their competitors. But they also let you spoof your IP address by connecting to servers in the country you want to reach.

Proxy Server

In terms of being able to change your IP address a proxy server is a server that acts as a go-between for requests from clients (in this case, you) seeking resources from other servers (the BBC).

Beebs - A Google Chrome Extension.

Chrome extensions are tools that are added to your browser to enhance the user's experience. The most common are Adblock, Adblockplus and productivity tool. Here at Beebs we have a lightweight extension with a built-in proxy server which in one click will have anybody in Australia watching BBC iPlayer in an instant.

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

Get Beebs for Chrome