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VPN for BBC: how to watch it securely

This article is updated whenever our configurations change. If you start experiencing any issues when using our VPN for BBC streams, come back to this post for updated information.

  • You can access the BBC iPlayer on all devices by connecting to NordVPN's UK servers.
  • On desktop devices, you can use BBC iPlayer's “Download” feature by connecting to any UK Server.

    To connect to a specific server (such as United States #4735), you need to type the server name into the search bar as shown below:

If you are still experiencing issues with the VPN for BBC, try following these troubleshooting steps for streaming. If you have any further questions on how to stream securely using a VPN for the BBC iPlayer, contact our customer support by email or by pressing the live chat bubble in the bottom-right corner.

Under certain circumstances, streaming content (using video-on-demand, online TV platforms, or other sources) that is only accessible outside your country of residence may be illegal. Always check if you have the legal authority to access the material you wish to stream.

The NordVPN service should never be used to bypass copyright or other regulations. NordVPN does not promote, induce, or otherwise facilitate the use of the service for such purposes. For more details, please read our General Terms of Service and NordVPN Additional Terms.

Tip: Don't forget to use a strong password on your BBC account, because it will help you to avoid credential stuffing attacks and keep your account safe.

Because generating and remembering strong and secure passwords is not an easy task, we recommend downloading our free password manager — NordPass. It generates secure passwords for you and stores them safely, letting you avoid time-wasting password resets in the future.

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