You got NordVPN to watch BBC iPlayer outside of the UK? It’s not that simple. It’s not as easy as connecting to a server and just watching. Here are a few things to know if you want to watch BBC iPlayer outside of the UK.
Ireland Is Not Part of the UK
A lot of people confuse this. Northern Ireland is part of the UK. Actual Ireland isn’t. Connecting to one Dublin server in Ireland will not work if you want to watch BBC iPlayer outside of the UK.
What If You Are Connected to a Server in the UK, but BBC iPlayer Still Isn’t Working?
If you want to watch BBC iPlayer outside of the UK, you need to connect to the UK – BBC server. The rest don’t work for BBC.
How to Install BBC iPlayer on Android
It’s not as simple as turning on a VPN and connecting to a UK server to install BBC iPlayer as BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK Play Store.
You actually have to change the country of your Play Store to be able to install the BBC iPlayer. Otherwise, it just won’t appear. You will find it on Google, but if your press to install it, it will lead you to the Play Store and state that BBC iPlayer is not available in your country.
You need to change your billing country.
- To do that, go to payments.google.com and click on Settings.
- Press on the pencil symbol beside Country. A box will appear asking you to create a new profile.
- Make sure to select Continue and to choose the UK as your country. Press Continue once again. After that, you need to provide a UK address and zip code. To find one search for a “random zip code generator” on Google. Most of these generators provide addresses too.
- Close the Play Store if it’s open and go to Settings followed by Apps. Find Google Play Store. Press Force Stop followed by Storage, and lastly, press the button in caps stating CLEAR DATA.
- Connect to NordVPN if you haven’t already. London 6 is the server that works the fastest with making BBC iPlayer appear.
- Open up the Play Store again. You should be able to download BBC iPlayer now.
If this doesn’t work, make sure to clear data and force stop the app again and give it a few minutes.
How to Set NordVPN Up
- Press the Buy button.
- Select your plan.
- Provide your password and email.
- Go to the Download section and choose your device.
Where Do Virtual Private Networks Work?
Internet doesn’t come with freedom in every country. In China you will almost certainly not be able to use it. Iran, Syria, and Russia, Turkey, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Belarus might also cause you problems.