How to watch BBC iPlayer outside the UK on Android Tablet? BBC iPlayer’s regional locking may scupper your attempts to view the Beeb’s output when you’re abroad. Here are a few handy workarounds.
BBC iPlayer has evolved into one of the best streaming services in the UK — free to use, with high-definition streaming and download support across multiple platforms. But if you’re travelling outside the UK, you’ll likely run into problems accessing iPlayer. That’s because, being a UK-only service, access is blocked from outside the country.
Fortunately there are is a workaround, which is relatively simple.
To legally watch BBC iPlayer, you need to be a UK resident with a valid TV license. With that out of the way…
How to watch BBC iPlayer outside the UK on Android Tablet
This is probably the most reliable way to use iPlayer from outside the UK. A VPN (virtual private network) can mask your actual IP address (and thus your location) by routing traffic to a server in another country of your choice. If it’s a UK-based VPN server, bingo, iPlayer will work.
Our VPN service of choice is NordVPN, which is extremely simple to use.
NordVPN has apps for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS, and there are also Chrome browser plugin if you don’t want to route all your network traffic through the VPN. (Ideal if you’re just accessing streaming services like iPlayer.)
To get started, install the app on your platform of choice and set the country switch to “UK,” then simply browse to iPlayer on the web or through the mobile app.