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How to Get BBC iPlayer on Amazon Firestick



Get BBC iPlayer on Firestick.

The BBC iPlayer app lets you stream the content of live TV channels, such as BBC One, News, S4C, CBBC, and more in HD. To stream those channels on Firestick, you need to install the BBC iPlayer app from the Amazon App Store. Like streaming services, BBC iPlayer doesn’t has a subscription format. However, you need a TV license to access BBC iPlayer. With BBC iPlayer you can stream your favorite classic and latest movies, series, and lifestyle videos all time.

Before you get started, ensure you have an account on BBC iPlayer. If not, we suggest you sign up which takes a few minutes. The BBC iPlayer is geo-restricted and it is available only in the United Kingdom.


BBC iPlayer provides free access to a diverse range of BBC-produced content, including TV shows, documentaries, films, and more, without requiring a subscription.

How to Sign Up for BBC iPlayer

1. Visit the official website of BBC iPlayer on the desktop browser.

2. Click Sign In at the top.

BBC iPlayer sign up page

3. Create the account by filling it up with the necessary information.

4. Click Register to complete your sign up process.

How to Install BBC iPlayer on Firestick / Fire TV

1. Click the Home button on the remote to get the home screen. Tap the Find icon on the home screen.

2. Scroll down to the Search bar or click the Search tile.

Open the Apps Tile.

3. Search for the BBC iPlayer and select the app from the search results.

4. On the next screen, tap the Get or Download button to install the app.

5. Then, click the Open button to launch the app on your Firestick.

How to Install BBC iPlayer from Website

Using the Amazon App Store website, you can install apps on your Amazon Fire Stick remotely.

1. On your PC, go to the Amazon website.

2. Sign in with your Amazon account that you are using on your Firestick or Fire TV.

3. Go to the Search bar and search for the BBC iPlayer.

4. Select the app from the results.

Get BBC iPlayer from Website.

5. On the next screen, click the Get App button and choose your Firestick device.

6. Within a minute or two, the app will be installed on your Firestick.

How to Sideload BBC iPlayer on Firestick

Downloader is the best tool for sideloading apps on Firestick. It is completely free to download and use.

1. On the Fire TV/ Stick home screen, go to Find > Search.

2. Type Downloader and select it from the suggestions.

3. Click Get or Download to install the Downloader app on Firestick.

4. Go to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options.

5. Enable Install unknown apps and turn on the option for Downloader.

Enable the Downloader.

6. Open Downloader from the home screen or the Your Apps & Channels section.

7. Allow the app the necessary permissions and enable JavaScript in Downloader’s settings.

8. Enter the BBC iPlayer apk file URL in the input/text box and select Go.

9. Click Install to install BBC iPlayer and choose Open to start using BBC iPlayer immediately.

How to Activate BBC iPlayer on Firestick []

1. After installation, launch the app and get the Activation Code.

2. Open any browser on your smartphone or PC and visit the BBC iPlayer Activation website (

3. Provide the Activation Code and select Sign in on your TV.

Enter the code.

4. Log in to your account and go to the BBC iPlayer app on Firestick.

5. Select the content for streaming on your Firestick.

How to Screen Mirror BBC iPlayer from Android Smartphone

Using the Screen Mirroring on Fire Stick, you can mirror your Android smartphone screen. With that, you can easily screen mirror the BBC iPlayer to your Firestick.

1. Initially, enable the Screen Mirroring feature on your Firestick. Go to SettingsDisplay & SoundsEnable Display Mirroring.

Enable Display Mirroring.

2. Now, connect your Android smartphone to the Firestick’s home WiFi network.

3. Open the BBC iPlayer on your Android smartphone. If you don’t have the app, install it from the Play Store.

4. Login with your account and play any video content on the app.

5. Go to the Notification Panel on your smartphone and tap the Cast icon.

Cast the BBC iPlayer app.

6. From the list of devices, choose the Firestick device.

7. Now, the video content from your smartphone will appear on your Firestick device.

8. To stop the mirroring, tap the Cast icon from the Notification Panel and click the Disconnect button.

How to AirPlay BBC iPlayer on Fire TV

If you are a Fire TV user, you can AirPlay media content from your iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately, the AirPlay feature is not available for Firestick streaming devices. But you can use the AirPlay on Amazon Firestick to mirror the BBC iPlayer from your iPhone.

1. Turn on the AirPlay feature on your Fire TV. Go to SettingsDisplay & SoundsApple AirPlay & HomeKit → Turn on AirPlay.

Enable AirPlay on Firestick.

2. Then, connect your iOS device to the Firestick’s home WiFi network.

3. Open the BBC iPlayer on your iPhone. If you don’t have the app, install it from the App Store.

4. Login with your subscribed account if needed and play any video content.

5. Now, tap the AirPlay icon from the playback screen.

6. From the list of AirPlay-compatible devices, choose your Fire TV.

7. The video content from your iPhone will appear on your Fire TV.

8. To stop the mirroring, tap the AirPlay icon and choose iPhone from the Devices list.

How to Stream BBC iPlayer on Firestick Outside UK

The BBC iPlayer is available only in the UK.

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Is the BBC iPlayer app available on Firestick?

Yes, BBC iPlayer is available on Firestick and it supports all Firestck models such as Firestick 4K, Firestick Lite, and more.

How to update BBC iPlayer on Firestick?

To update BBC iPlayer, go to SettingsMy Fire TVAboutCheck for updates. Updating the device firmware will update the apps automatically.

Can I watch BBC iPlayer on Firestick using a browser?

Yes, you can access the BBC iPlayer website using the Amazon Silk browser on your Firestick device.

How to fix BBC iPlayer not working issue on Firestick?

To fix the BBC iPlayer app not working on Firestick, check the internet connection, restart Firestick, clear cache and data, update the app and Firestick, and consider resetting Firestick if needed.

Why BBC iPlayer is unavailable on Fire TV Stick?

If you are using an older model of Fire TV Stick or the device firmware gets outdated, you can’t be able to install BBC iPlayer. Upgrade the Fire Stick firmware to access the app.

How to log out of BBC iPlayer on Fire Stick?

Launch the app on your Fire Stick. On the Select Who’s Watching page, choose the account, and select Remove.

Why is BBC iPlayer keeps buffering on my device?

If the internet speed is slow or the device is far away from WiFi, the content starts to buffer. Connect the device to a new WiFi or place the router close to the device.

Is BBC iPlayer available in the US?

No. Unfortunately, the BBC iPlayer app is geo-restricted and it is unavailable to US residents.

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