BBC iPlayer is a UK based Video streaming platform that streams live BBC TV channels, Movies, TV shows, series, and many more. It is completely for all users within the UK without any ads. People outside can also have access to BBC iPlayer using a VPN service. It is available on almost all devices like Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, etc. So let’s see how to add and access BBC iPlayer on Roku.

BBC iPlayer available Roku devices

It is available on Roku devices that run on OS 9.3 and above. It is strictly not available or certified on the following Roku devices and they are

  • 2400EU
  • 2100SK
  • 3100EU

Before adding iPlayer on your Roku device update your Roku device by following the steps below.

[1] Press the home button on your Roku remote and select Settings

[2] Choose System option under settings.

[3] Navigate to System Updates from the menu.

[4] Click on Check Now to check for update on your Roku.

If any update available, install on your Roku device and restart your Roku device by selecting Settings >> System >> System Restart.

Related: BBC America on Roku

How to add BBC iPlayer on Roku?

[1] Press the home button on your Roku remote.

[2] Navigate to Search option from the menu.


[3] Search for BBC iPlayer in the search bar and choose BBC iPlayer from suggestions.


Note: If there is no such channel on your Roku channel store then you probably need to update your Roku device by following the step above or your device is not compatible.

[4] Click on Add channel to add BBC iPlayer on Roku.

[5] It take some time to add channel on your Roku device.

[6] Once added, open BBC iPlayer from your Channels.

[7] Login with your BBC iPlayer credentials or sign up to stream on BBC Channel, movies and many more.


Alternate ways

If you are using any of the Roku device models like 2400EU, 2100SK, and 3100EU, then you can’t avail of BBC iPlayer. For those devices, you need to Screen mirror from your Android, iOS, or PC using the BBC iPlayer app/website.

Note: To do screen mirroring on Roku, Go to Settings >> Screen Mirroring >> Screen Mirroring Mode >> Always Allow.

Screen Mirroring Mode
Choose Screen Mirroring Mode


If you are living in countries outside the UK and looking for how to watch BBC iPlayer on your Roku device. All you need to do is use a VPN that can unblock Geo-blocked content like Express VPN, Nord VPN, etc. and watch it on your Roku device.

These are some of the ways to watch BBC iPlayer on your Roku device. If you have any doubts make use of the comments section below. Explore the site for more Roku guides and articles.