How to get BBC iPlayer in Spain

 

BBC iPlayer In Spain.

BBC Iplayer in Spain

BBC iPlayer is a service that lets you catch up with radio and television programmes from the past week.

BBC iPlayer, commonly shortened to iPlayer, is a service that lets you catch up with radio and television. The BBC iPlayer is an online video on demand service.

The BBC iPlayer service offers a variety of programmes from BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4 CBBC and CBeebies. Some programmes, imports and movies are not currently available due to rights issues.

Broadcasting rights agreements mean that BBC iPlayer television programmes are only available to users to download or stream (Click to Play) in the UK. Most radio programmes are available outside the UK in addition to podcasts, although sporting and other programmes may be subject to rights agreements.

 

BBC iPlayer on Freesat

On 21 December 2009, iPlayer was made available to Freesat viewers with Humax Foxsat HD receivers only, with an official release on 11 January 2010. On 20 January 2010, Sony released software update 1.630SA to enable BBC iPlayer on all of their Freesat integrated televisions. On 25 March 2010, iPlayer was added to Freesat TechniSat receivers.

You can watch BBC iPlayer on these Freesat receivers: Humax FOXSAT-HDR, Humax FOXSAT-HD, Grundig Freesat+, Goodmans Freesat+, TechniSat HD. Bush HD, Grundig HD, Sony Bravia Freesat HDTVs, and some Panasonic Freesat HDTVs.

You can access BBC iPlayer on Freesat by Pressing the Red Button when on BBC channels, or by going to Freesat channel 901, in the On Demand Genre.

Some “First Generation” Freesat set top boxes will no longer support BBC iPlayer from 1st September 2016 – more information here

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BBC iPlayer in Spain on Freesat

If you try to use the BBC iPlayer service on a Freesat set top box in Spain from a country other than the UK and ROI, you will be blocked from viewing content.

This is because the BBC iPlayer content will only be made available to users connecting to the internet using a UK server. This is controlled by checking the IP address for your internet connection.

Your Spanish IP address will be blocked, so BBC iPlayer content will NOT be available to you on your Freesat set top box.

This is because the BBC iPlayer content will only be made available to users connecting to the internet using a UK server

Accessing the On Demand and Catch Up TV in Spain – Use a UK TV Router for UK TV 

The UK TV Catch-up iPlayer services are indented for use in the UK only. Access to On Demand and Catch Up TV in Spain from other countries will be blocked. This blocking is “policed” by checking your internet IP address. Spanish IP addresses will be blocked from connecting to these On Demand and Catch Up TV in Spain.

The only way to connect to these UK TV Catch-up iPlayer services on a Sky Digibox or Freesat set top box in Spain, is by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or SMART DNS service that allows you to connect to the internet using a UK internet server.

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BBC iPlayer on Sky

On 30 January 2012, it was announced that BBC iPlayer would be added to Sky’s On Demand service. BBC iPlayer arrived on 30 October 2012.

You can access BBC iPlayer on Sky by navigating to the On Demand tab on the Sky Guide, and selecting BBC iPlayer from the Catch Up tab.

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bbc iplayer in spain on sky

BBC iPlayer BBC iPlayer in Spain on Sky Digiboxes

Most Sky+HD boxes will be able to access the BBC iPlayer . Sky+HD digiboxes made by Thomson will NOT be supporting the software for BBC iPlayer .

Although the BBC iPlayer is available for free with no Sky TV subscription package, you do need a Sky+ subscription to enable the Sky+ hard drive features on your Sky+HD digibox, that the IPlayer uses.

The On Demand service must be activated by Sky. Ideally this should be ordered by using a My Sky Account.

If you try to use the BBC iPlayer service on a Sky Digiboxes in Spain from a country other than the UK and ROI, you will be blocked from viewing content.

This is because the BBC iPlayer content will only be made available to users connecting to the internet using a UK server. This is controlled by checking the IP address for your internet connection.

Your Spanish IP address will be blocked, so BBC iPlayer content will NOT be available to you on your Sky Digibox.

This is because the BBC iPlayer content will only be made available to users connecting to the internet using a UK server

The only way to connect to the BBC iPlayer services using a Sky Digibox in Spain, is by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service that allows you to connect to a UK internet server.

bbc iplayer in spain on sky
bbc iplayer in spain on sky

 

BBC iPlayer In Spain on Your PC

The BBC iPlayer service, along with ITV Player, 4OD and Five On Demand are available to watch on your PC.

But again, if you try to connect to these iPlayer services from a country other than the UK and ROI, then using the IP address for your computers internet connection, you will be blocked from viewing content.

Some BBC Radio stations are available to listen to through the BBC Radio iPlayer without the country blocking.

However, it is possible to access iPlayer outside the UK by configuring your internet router to a UK server. You can do this via a
Virtual Private Network (VPN) service or using a free (but advert laden!) software service like Expat Shield.

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Notice:

The UK TV Broadcasters are always searching for users accessing their services from abroad using VPN services. They then blacklist those server and access to the UK TV Catch Up and On Demand services will be prevented.

In some cases it is possible to change to another server from the VPN provider – for example like this.

In some cases you may have to change VPN providers altogether.

Unfortunately there is not a lot that can be done to stop this from happening, as essentially the UK TV Catch Up and On Demand services are for UK use only. As such, The Sat and PC Guy cannot be held responsible or liable should your VPN service cease working with the UK TV Catch Up and On Demand services, or be held for any refund on services or equipment purchased.

 

 

 

International BBC iPlayer In Spain

In July 2011, the BBC launched their “Global iPlayer ” service which is available in 11 countries in Western Europe: Spain, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Switzerland.

The service will offer a limited amount of content for free, supported by pre-roll ads and sponsorship

The majority of content will be available via subscription, with users paying €6.99 a month or €49.99 a year.

The International BBC iPlayer app is available via the Apple Store

However, this “global” version of the BBC iPlayer is only currently available on Ipads

However, this Global iPlayer service was discontinued in 2015. It is planned that a “global store” of BBC content will be its replacement, from the BBC.com website in the future.

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