How to Register a BBC iPlayer Account When Overseas

Luke Alexander
How to Register a BBC iPlayer Account When Overseas

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

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Accessing programming on the British streaming service BBC iPlayer is a challenge if you're overseas. This is true even for those paying for a highly-rated or expensive VPN. The public broadcaster is hitting back and are winning the battle against the VPNs.

This is one of the main reasons why we have developed Beebs to combat exactly this. Unlike most VPNs, Beebs has a dedicated team that focuses on the constant and ever-changing battle to access these British video-on-demand services that we love so much.

In this post, we will guide you on how you can register to the BBC iPlayer from any location.


Before we start the BBC iPlayer Account Sign Up...

If you want to gain access to stream BBC iPlayer, here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Start by using Chrome Browser
  2. Install Beebs
  3. Head over to BBC iPlayer

Okay, let's continue with the guide!


Steps to Register for BBC iPlayer

The BBC requires all users to register for a free account when using the BBC iPlayer service. This is one measure to ensure that those using are from the United Kingdom, while also as a tool for the service to recommend relevant shows and movies to viewers. With that being said, this isn't a difficult roadblock for people outside the UK to get past. All that is required is the correct answers to the requests. Here's a step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Age Requirement

Once you are clicked through to the BBC iPlayer account registration page, be sure to indicate that your are "16 and Over" and submit your DOB (can be real or not). This will ensure that you will have access to all the available programmes.

Step 2: Personal Details  

Next you'll be asked to provide an email address and a password which will be your the login details for future use if you are required to sign in again in the future. Be sure to use a real email address so that you can be directed back to the BBC iPlayer once the registration has finished.

Step 3: Location + Postcode for BBC iPlayer

It sounds obvious, but make sure you indicate that you are located/living within the United Kingdom, otherwise the BBC iPlayer registration process will end.

You'll need a UK postcode for BBC iPlayer. Enter in a vailed postcode from anywhere within the UK (for example L4 0RG).

Step 4: BBC Newsletter

The final pop-up is regarding newsletters that the BBC will send to your email. It's up to you if you wish to say yes or no to this feature.

Once you have fulfilled this last pop-up you are free to watch BBC iPlayer!

Frequently asked questions

Usually it isn't possible to login to the BBC iPlayer website. That was until we created Beebs. This is a dedicated service that guarantees full access to the BBC streaming service for everyone.
Unfortunately, the BBC does not offer a pass to those outside the UK. For guaranteed access to BBC iPlayer, simply install the Beebs Chrome extension. This is a quick and easy download which will help users watch their favourite UK shows.

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

Get Beebs for Chrome