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How to unblock BBC iPlayer with ProtonVPN

The BBC iPlayer is BBC’s online video streaming service. It eliminates commercials and lets viewers catch up with the latest BBC programming that they may have missed.

ProtonVPN users can watch all their favorite BBC shows on the BBC iPlayer no matter where they are!

But watching the original version of The Office is not the only thing you can watch with ProtonVPN. You can also stream Disney+, HBO Now, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video. See all the streaming services you can access with our streaming guide for new users.

To access BBC iPlayer:

Connect to any Plus server located in the United Kingdom. Plus servers have a “P” icon next to them in our macOS and Windows apps. They can be found in the “Plus servers” list on our Android and iOS apps.

Plus servers are available for Plus and Visionary Plan subscribers. For the fastest and most reliable connection, please connect to the server that is closest to your current location. To find the nearest servers to you, check the full list of our servers.

ProtonVPN does not condone the use of our VPN service to bypass copyright regulations.

Step 1:

Get a ProtonVPN Plus or Visionary subscription
If you already have a Plus or Visionary ProtonVPN account, you can skip to step 2.

If you’re a new user, sign up for ProtonVPN.

If you have a Free or Basic plan, upgrade your account by logging in and selecting Plus or Visionary from your account Dashboard.

Step 2:

Buy a UK TV license
If you already have a UK TV license, you can skip to step 3

To watch BBC iPlayer on our VPN, you’ll need a valid UK TV license. Anyone who wants to stream content on BBC iPlayer will need a UK TV license. The standard license costs £154.50 and lasts for a year. If you have questions about whether you need a TV license or how to pay for one, the TV Licensing website is a helpful resource.

Step 3:

Install our VPN app
You need to download the ProtonVPN app for your operating system. You can securely stream your favorite shows on Windows, macOS, and Linux devices, or on the go with your Android or iOS devices.

Download the app for Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Download our Android app.

Download our iOS app.

For installation help, here’s the Windows support article.
The macOS support article.
The Linux support article.
The Android support article.
The iOS support article.

Step 4:

Start watching BBC iPlayer securely with ProtonVPN!
Connect to a Plus server in the UK, log in to BBC iPlayer, then kick back and relax.

If you experience issues watching BBC iPlayer, please try the following:

– Restart the ProtonVPN app and start a new VPN connection
Clear your browser cache
– Use a different browser
– Restart your device
Clear your DNS cache

BBC iPlayer may not always work. If you have tried all the possible fixes above and are still having issues, or if you have any questions, please contact our Support team.

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