BBC is known and respected all over the world for its content. Other countries want to see what BBC shares all the time, but there might be some restrictions. We’ll tell you all you need to know about it.
For the people who live in UK things are simple. They can follow everything that BBC has to share, including the radio programs through the iPlayer service.
What‘s the iPlayer service?
Well, it’s a streaming service that makes the BBC content available to watch. The bad news is that iPlayer is not available outside the UK because its content have to be region-locked.
However, we have some tips for you if you want access to the BBC iPlayer from abroad
When region locking is happening, the streaming services will make some copyright deals, but their content won’t be available in every region.
Apart from distributing its content for the UK citizens, BBC makes money by sharing it abroad. If you’re not from UK and you want to be able to watch BBC, your IP address needs to be traced by the online services.
Now, here’s what you need to do if you want to watch BBC outside UK
You have two alternatives that you can use in order to do that. The first one is a VPN and the second one is a proxy service. By connecting to one of these servers, you can hide your IP address. Unfortunately, that’s not enough. Your IP address has to indicate that you’re in the UK if you want to see the BBC content for free. As long as you’re connecting to a UK proxy server you’ll be all good because the iPlayer will trace the UK IP address.
However, you should be careful when you do that because the proxy service can not be very secured for your data. You need to make sure that the service is legit. By using a VPN, your IP address can be blocked and you don’t want that.
Ernestina Saenz Salcido is a reporter for News Lair. She mostly writes on her free time about gadgets and tech news. When she’s not working she takes care of her 2 daughters.