BBC iPlayer is the streaming service from the BBC. It is only available in the UK and is completely free of charge.
Any previously aired program, be it BBC iPlayer Eastenders or BBC iPlayer radio shows and broadcasts will be available to any UK resident that has an internet connection allowing them to watch BBC iplayer online with relative ease.
You don’t see this very often as every streaming service’s first objective is to make a profit (like any other product or service), so getting a service such as this with a massive library and a plethora of programs ranging from documentaries to reality shows and everything in-between is indeed unheard of.
Realistically speaking, we have an unhealthy obsession for everything BBC, or at least I do. And not having our own BBC iPlayer Australia was a big blow to me when I first found out.
Fortunately, after some research, I found some alternatives that I hope will help fellow Australians find their “fix” so to speak.
All websites and services that have these types of restrictions that allow content in one area only or everywhere except one specific location do it through user IP addresses.
How to bypass Regional restrictions?
If a device is capable of accessing the internet, it will have its unique IP address. This IP address is like your physical address in the sense if a website knows your IP address, they can easily find out where you are located.
For this, we either need to change our IP address (easier said than done) or mask it in some way and fool the website into thinking otherwise.
VPN services do exactly that. They will connect your computer to their network of servers. These servers are located all over the world, and you will be charged a fixed monthly fee for accessing them.
Now if we want to access the BBC iPlayer app, all we have to do is connect to a server in the UK, and that server will do that for us. It will act as a go-between, passing all the content to you.
• Extremely fast speed and unlimited bandwidth allow you to easily stream the show of your choosing in the best possible format.
• 30-day money back guarantee
• Huge network with servers located in 145+ location scattered over 94 countries.
• 24/7 customer support
• Many smaller features and extensions that make your experience better
• Support for all major platforms
• 256-bit data encryption
Unlocator is a Smart DNS proxy that is made for streaming. The only downside is that it can’t do much else. There is no data protection or anonymity of any sort.
• It is, however, available at half the price as most VPN’s.
• Does not require any software to run.
• Works on all devices.
• Excellent streaming speed.
Just do an iplayer BBC download, and you’re set, whether you just watch to watch BBC news or something else with using one of the services mentioned above.