How to Watch BBC iPlayer From France

How to Watch BBC iPlayer From France

Access the Best British VPN

Simply install the Beebs Extension on Chrome

Get Beebs for Chrome

We created Beebs to help anyone watch the BBC when located in France. This Google Chrome Extension that gives everyone access to all the British channels.

By installing Beebs it's easy to gain full access the full content found on BBC iPlayer.


Best Way to Stream BBC iPlayer in France:

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

Once these 3 steps have been completed. All the TV shows and movies found on these sites will work once you have registered.

It really is that easy to watch British television online.


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What are the best options to watch the BBC iPlayer from France?

Make no mistake, France produces some world class television. But, as we all know, there are times where we'd like to tune in to some British television when overseas. Whether that be the live stream of BBC News programmes in the evening, deep-diving into the latest dramas as soon as they air, or even being able to switch to children's TV programs like CBeebies or CBBC, having the chance to watch iPlayer when the need arises is what's most important. Below are some of the options for streaming BBC and British television in France.

Option 1: Purchase a VPN (Virtual Private Network)

VPNs have become popular with those wanting to access the many different streaming platforms.  A VPN is a software tool that will, in theory, be able to trick the ITV servers into believing that you are based in the United Kingdom and, thus, giving you full access to the BBC iPlayer catch-up service.

Choosing the right VPN is crucial to avoid wasting both time and money. It goes without saying that the best VPNs are definitely worth the premium price tag–avoid the free VPNs at all costs!

A VPN might not be the best option for those who are not tech savvy since a little technical knowledge is needed when utilising a VPN. It should also be considered that a VPN will slowdown your internet service.

Option 2: Use a BBC Proxy Server

A proxy server hogs less resources than a VPN and they are generally cheaper to install. However, finding a reliable and stable server to watch the BBC iPlayer from France or other countries is a little tricky–you may be overwhelmed by a web search unless you know exactly what you are looking for.

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Option 3: Beebs Google Chrome Extension

It is ironic that if the BBC iPlayer was a paid for service, like the ITV Hub+ then under EU law it would have to be available to any British citizen living, working or travelling in France. However, the BBC iPlayer is free in the UK (putting aside licence arguments) and therefore is unavailable to anyone without a UK IP address.

Chrome extensions are basically little programmes that add new features to your browser. Many people use Adblock and Adblock Plus extensions and hardly notice them working away in the background. Once installed, you click on the extension icon and are connected to a server located in the UK and are able to easily view iPlayer or other UK geoblocked channels.

Search the Chrome Web Store if you like but we at Beebs think we have the best iPlayer solution right here. Lightweight, fast and reliable. Be on the BBC iPlayer in France in a couple of clicks.


Best BBC TV Shows to Stream from France

Once you have Beebs locked and loaded in your Chrome browser, we can recommend some of our favourite TV shows that are coming this year.

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The BBC has some fantastic TV shows on BBC iPlayer with big names like Top Gear, Doctor Who and Rhu Paul's Drag Race UK all making their return to our screens. There is always so much content to stream, so be sure to sign up to Beebs.

Frequently asked questions

Live streaming of BBC 1 television is possible in France by installing Beebs. Gain full access in minutes with the Chrome extension.
It is not possible to download the BBC iPlayer app from outside the UK. But it is possible to access the iPlayer streaming service on a laptop or computer with Beebs. It's a simple extension for Google Chrome that works anywhere.

Access the Best British VPN

Simply install the Beebs Extension on Chrome

Get Beebs for Chrome