How to watch BBC iPlayer from Canada

Luke Riley
How to watch BBC iPlayer from Canada

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

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Trying to watch the BBC Iplayer is problematic from Canada because the BBC sets up the service to be only accessible to people living in the United Kingdom. There are a number of ways to watch the BBC TV or the BBC iPlayer.

1) Cable TV

Watch the BBC on your TV. If your cable company has access then you can subscribe and watch BBC Canada. This will not give you full access to all programmes to watch on BBC iPlayer but you will likely receive the most popular shows and some sports content.

2) Setting up a VPN Server

Grab yourself a virtual private network (VPN). One of the most popular methods of watching iPlayer is by downloading some VPN software. Using a private connection the VPN can mimic your location so it appears you live in the UK, not Canada, where everyone can watch the BBC iPlayer. You may have to have a small amount of technical knowledge to set one up and keep it maintained. Another downside it that it will slow your overall internet experience down and a decent one will set you back around $100 a year.

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.

3) A simple Google Chrome Extension.

If you the Chrome browser then you can add an extension to your browser in a couple of clicks and be watching the BBC iPlayer from Canada in seconds. The extension acts as a proxy server to spoof your IP address and will show that you are based in England. Here at Beebs we have such a lightweight extension.

Follow these simple steps to watch BBC iPlayer from Canada

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 from Canada.

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

Get Beebs for Chrome