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Can I use BBC iPlayer when I’m outside of the UK?

Due to rights agreements, you need to be in the UK to stream and download programmes or watch BBC TV channels.

But if you download a programme on BBC iPlayer when you're in the UK, you can watch it anywhere in the world. You can download programmes on your computer or mobile/tablet.

There are still BBC services you can use outside the UK, including:

Please note that some content may not be available outside the UK.

While we are interested in being able to allow UK licence fee payers to access BBC iPlayer when they are abroad, there are complex technical issues to resolve which we are investigating and it will be dependent on what legislation is in effect in the UK in the future.

If you're in the UK and you get a message saying you're not, have a look at our Why does BBC iPlayer think I'm outside the UK? FAQ

The guidance within this FAQ also applies to the iPlayer Kids app

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