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How to unblock BBC iPlayer with Proton VPN

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.

Proton VPN 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 Proton VPN. 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 of our Plus servers in the UK. These can be found in the Plus servers list on our apps.

Connect to a Plus server in the UK

On our Android TV app, selecting any country will automatically connect you to a Plus server in that country if you have the right subscription.

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.

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

Step 1:

Get a VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited subscription

If you already have a VPN Plus, Proton Unlimited, or Visionary (legacy users only)  account, you can skip to step 2.

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

If you already have a Free plan, upgrade your account by signing in and selecting VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited from your account Subscription page.

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 Proton VPN 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.

If you have an Android TV, you can join the beta testing program and install the app directly on your device. If you already have our app, you can skip to step 4.

For installation help, here are our support guides:

Step 4:

Start watching BBC iPlayer securely with Proton VPN!
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:

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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