Never Miss Your Favorite UK Programs Again

UK Programs
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As you travel outside the UK, you cannot go without watching your favorite BBC programming from the UK. Travel with your BBC iPlayer and when outside the UK unblock all of your favorite programs. You need to know that you cannot download further programming until you return to the UK.

The good news is that you can stream BBC iPlayer content when outside the UK as this is the biggest and most popular streaming service in the UK. While your service is free in the UK to you, your service is blocked when you are outside the UK.

A VPN Service is the Answer

You need a VPN service to stream content from your BBC iPlayer. This service is the best and only way to view content when traveling abroad. This VPN service offers an array of shows in the television and radio industry, and scores of movies are coming to you directly from the BBC.

You can hook up to your favorite BBC programming on your iPhone, computer, or tablet.

Follow these steps to stream all of your favorite programs through the Smart DNS for BBC iPlayer next time you are overseas, or out of the UK area:

  • Using your iPlayer or iOS device open the BBC iPlayer app.
  • When you open this app, you are checked for your IP address, or you can simple check for your IP address by typing this in on your Google search bar.
  • Enter in the digits into your IP Location. This information tells you to the location of your server and the host.
  • If the site is anywhere but the UK you will not be able to access programming
  • When you are out of the UK area, you need to make sure the BBC knows that you are using a UK based IP address by using a VPN
  • You connect right through the VPN, instead of directly to the BBC.


Most consumers seem to prefer two services, TunnelBear or WiTopia accommodating iOS and Mac. This service makes watching your BBC iPlayer accessible and efficient. When you access Tunnelbear, directions are clear on how to set up.


Accessing WiTopia, you will find this service amazingly easy and efficient. Also, this service is loaded with security measures so no one can detect you are using a VPN service. With WiTopia your location is always hidden.

Hola Unblocker

Another option is Hola Unblocker. Hola is compatible with Firefox, Android OS, and Chrome. Install the Hola unblocker into your browser.

  • In your search engine apply and click the download icon.
  • Install
  • Proceed to UK TV source such as your BBC iPlayer and click on the Hola icon.
  • Select a UK server

In Conclusion

If you are a UK resident paying for UK programming, you should be able to access your favorite programs when you travel outside the UK.

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. i watch poldark on pbs love that show from the UK i cant wait for it to start again in september we live in the us. so we have xfinity, we get demand on a box and we love it. we can watch anything that iis or has been on tv we love teh Hulu also

  2. Isn’t this what people were using for Netflix USA while in Canada? I have so many British shows I love to watch… it’s amazing the quality of their shows.


  3. I have to tell my sister about this because she would absolutely go bananas! She is the biggest fan of the BBC version of “Sherlock”!

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