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How to Install and Activate BBC iPlayer on Apple TV

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BBC iPlayer on Apple TV

BBC iPlayer is a free streaming service that includes both live and on-demand content. This service consists of the latest movies, TV shows, documentaries, and sports from all the BBC channels. You can also download any video on the BBC iPlayer app for offline streaming. BBC iPlayer is available in the App Store of Apple TV. So, Apple TV 4th generation or later users can easily download the app from the App Store. Users with older models can cast BBC iPlayer videos on Apple TV from their iPhone or iPad.

BBC iPlayer on Apple TV

How to Get BBC iPlayer on Apple TV

#1. Turn On your Apple TV and connect the Apple TV to a strong internet connection.

Open App Store

#2. Open App Store on your Apple TV and tap the Search icon at the top.

#3. Use the virtual keyboard to type BBC iPlayer on the search box.

Search for BBC iPlayer

#4. Select the BBC iPlayer app from the search results.

#5. Hit the Get button to install the app on Apple TV.

How to Activate BBC iPlayer on Apple TV

#1. Launch the BBC iPlayer on your tvOS.

#2. Select the Sign-in button and note down the activation code.

Note down the activation code

#3. Go to the website https://account.bbc.com/account/tv from a browser on your PC.

#4. Hit the Sign in button again and log in to your BBC account using the necessary login details.

#5. Type the activation code on the box and tap Sign in on your TV.

#6. Now, close the BBC iPlayer app and relaunch the app.

#7. Play any sports content on the BBC iPlayer and stream it on your tvOS.

How to AirPlay BBC iPlayer on Apple TV

Since the earlier generations of tvOS don’t have App Store support, you can’t access BBC iPlayer on those models. To stream BBC iPlayer videos on older AppleTV models, you need to cast the BBC iPlayer videos from your iPhone or iPad.

#1. Connect the Apple TV and the casting device (iPhone/iPad) to the same WiFi.

#2. Launch the BBC iPlayer on your iPhone/iPad. You can install the app from the App Store.

#3. Play any video or FIFA match on the BBC iPlayer app.

Watch BBC iPlayer on Apple TV

#4. Hit the AirPlay icon exhibited at the top.

#5. Choose your Apple TV from the pop-up menu.

#6. Now, enjoy watching the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Apple TV in high quality.

Why Do You Need to Use a VPN?

BBC iPlayer is accessible only in the UK. Users outside the UK must install a VPN on Apple TV to access the videos of BBC iPlayer. VPN encrypts your online identity and prevents others from tracking or monitoring your data. Also, it helps you to unblock the geo-restrictions. There are plenty of VPNs available for BBC iPlayer.

NordVPN is the best premium VPN service available online. With this VPN, you can easily bypass the geo-restrictions. After installing the VPN, connect it to the UK server and access BBC iPlayer with ease.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I get BBC iPlayer on Apple TV 3rd generation?

Yes. You can stream BBC iPlayer videos on AppleTV 3rd generation using the casting method.

2. How to fix BBC iPlayer not working on AppleTV?

If BBC iPlayer is not working on Apple TV, refer to the steps given below.
☆ Update the app on your Apple TV.
Restart your Apple TV.
☆ Close and open the BBC iPlayer app.
★ Uninstall and reinstall the BBC iPlayer app.
☆ If none of the above methods work, update your tvOS to the latest firmware.

3. Is BBC iPlayer free?

BBC iPlayer is completely free to download and stream.

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