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How to add BBC iPlayer to your Amazon Firestick when outside the UK (in Spain)

 

How to add BBC iPlayer to your Amazon Firestick when outside the UK (in Spain)

The BBC iPlayer is a video streaming service, designed for users in the UK only.

The BBC iPlayer FireStick app is only available for UK residents.

If you try to add BBC iPlayer app to your Firestick whilst in Spain, then you may not find it in the available apps in your apps store. This is because it is “geo-blocked”, using your internet IP address to check whether or not you are located in the UK.

However it is possible to manually install the BBC iPlayer app on your Firestick.

But for people living outside of the UK, you will need a VPN or Smart DNS service to hide your “non UK” IP address and access the free content on BBC iPlayer.

We cover VPNs and Smart DNS services for a Firestick on this page : How to set up and use an Amazon Firestick in Spain for BBC iPlayer

This is a step-by-step guide on how to install BBC iPlayer on FireStick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube. (Correct as at Dec 2020)

Step 1: Open FireStick Home
BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 2: Click on the Settings menu at the top
BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 3: Select Device/My Fire TV

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 4: Tap on Developer Option

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 5: Click on Apps from Unknown Sources

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 6: Click Turn ON

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 7: Return to FireStick Home > Then click on the Search icon

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 8: Type ‘Downloader’ and click on it

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 9: Select the Downloader app from below

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 10: Press Download if it isn’t downloaded on your FireStick

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 11: Click Open once the app is downloaded

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 12: Type this URL: satandpcguy.com/iplayer.apk and click GO

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 13: Click Download – this may be done automatically

Step 14: Once the download finishes, click Install – this may be done automatically

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 15: Press Install again

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 16: Once the app is installed, press Done

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 17: Return to FireStick Home > Go to Settings > Then Applications

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 18: Select Manage Installed Applications

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 19: Here you will find BBC iPlayer in the list, click on it

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 20: Click Launch Application

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 21: Sign into your BBC Account. If you do not have a BBC account, then you will need to create one at bbc.com/account

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Step 22: iPlayer loads up and is available to use

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

BBC iPlayer App Firestick Spain Europe

Note : if trying to use BBC iPlayer outside the UK you will need to set up a VPN or Smart DNS service on your firestick, to hide you “foreign” IP address – How to set up and use an Amazon Firestick in Spain for BBC iPlayer

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