BBC America is a pay-TV service to stay tuned with your favourite shows and series. It brings you award-winning original movies, series, and more. You can also stream live TV, sneak peaks of any upcoming series. Since BBC America is available as a multi-platform app, those Roku TV users can use it. It requires signing up with your cable or satellite TV provider if you want to watch full episodes of some shows. For example, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Top Gear, Orphan Black, and more. BBC America app on Roku TV supports tracking recently viewed episodes. Also, you can resume from where you have previously left off automatically. Get into the article to more about adding BBC on Roku in brief.

Features of BBC America

The special features of Roku BBC America includes the following.

  • BBC America Roku supports previewing upcoming series.
  • Watch sample trailers as well as behind-the-screen clips.
  • Search the library for your favourite shows and watch it instantly.
  • Watch any new episodes in seasons a day after the broadcast.

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List of BBC America Shows

Know the popular Roku BBC America shows from the section below.

  • Planet Earth
  • Star Trek
  • Top Gear
  • Doctor Who
  • The X-Files
  • Top Gear America
  • Star Trek: Voyager

How to Add BBC America on Roku TV?

BBC America has official support for Roku. So, adding it is easy with the procedure given below.

#1. Power on your Roku TV or smart TV connected with Roku Stick or Player at first.

#2. On the home screen, select Streaming Channels menu.

Select Streaming Channels
Select Streaming Channels

#3. After that, select Search Channels option available on the left pane.

Click on Search Channels
Click on Search Channels

#4. Using the on-screen keys, type as BBC America and tap on search icon.

#5. Select BBC America from the search result.

#6. Click +Add Channel option when redirected to the Roku Channel Store.

Add BBC America on Roku TV
Add BBC America on Roku TV

#7. Wait for the installation to end. Lastly, open BBC America app on Roku TV to access it.

How to Activate BBC America Roku App?

Once after installing BBC America, you should activate it to use it on Roku TV.

#1. Open any web browser on your PC or smartphone.

#2. Use the address bar and visit

Enter Activation Code and Click Submit
Enter Activation Code and Click Submit

#3. Meanwhile, launch BBC America app on Roku player.

#4. Enter the sign in credentials to login to your account when prompted.

#5. A code will be shown on the Roku TV. Note it and enter it on the browser screen on phone/PC.

#6. Further, click on the Submit button.

#7. Now, sign in with your provider. Now Roku will refresh and you can start using BBC America app on TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it mandatory to have cable or satellite provider subscription to use BBC America?

Yes. If you want to access full episodes and original series of BBC America app, then you should subscribe to cable provider.

Is BBC iPlayer available for Roku?

Yes. BBC iPlayer USA Roku version is available on the Roku Channel Store officially.

Does BBC America supports simultaneous sign in?

Yes. The users of BBC America supports accessing its contents on multiple devices. However, the count depends on the cable provider.

Does BBC America offers contents in high-definition?

Yes. All of the videos available on BBC America are of HD format from lots of cable and satellite TV providers throughout U.S.

Which BBC America shows supports closed captioning?

Almost all of the shows and programs of BBC America features closed captioning feature.

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Thus installing and activating BBC America Roku app is that simple. It is entirely a free online streaming tool to watch the greatest and latest shows, video extras, etc. It will bring content in different genres like entertainment, drama, sci-fi, movies, etc. By creating an account, it will give let you manage the newsletter settings, tune-in reminders, etc.

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