How to Install and Watch BBC iPlayer on Firestick

BBC iPlayer on Firestick: Hey guys! Everyone knows that Firestick is one of the most reliable streaming players that gives unlimited streaming services to users worldwide. Have you installed all the most recommended applications on your Firestick?

If yes, check out your Firestick application library to make sure that whether you have added the BBC iPlayer or not. Yes! BBC iPlayer streaming service is the biggest eye treat for the people in the UK.

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Let’s watch your favorite UK-based BBC content on Fire TV Stick.  Don’t know how? Then, jump down into this article to know the needful steps to download and install the BBC iPlayer on Firestick.

Actually, the BBC iPlayer app is commonly used to stream online & on-demand video in your idiot box (TV). Not only on TV, but you can also access it from any other supportable external streaming players too.

BBC iPlayer application gives you the access to watch the entertaining stuff all you need. Basically, the people from the UK can able to stream plenty of TV shows, series, movies, documentaries, and much more from the BBC network. Moreover, BBC iPlayer focuses to stream British TV shows, which attract a wide range of audiences.

Indeed, it is one of the perfect replacements for your olden days’ cord/cable services. It has many plus points like many standardized devices supporting BBC iPlayer service directly.

By the way, it is compatible with the most widely used devices like Android, iPhones, smartphones, smart TVs, Windows PCs, tablets, and so on. Most importantly, all these features can be utilizable until you stream the service inside the UK. If you are from the outside UK, all you need to get access with a VPN service to retrieve the access.

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You have to meet up with the following checklists to get the BBC iPlayer application on your Amazon Fire TV Stick.

  • The foremost requirement is, Enable the apps from unknown sources
  • Another requirement is to turn up high-speed Internet connectivity.

How to Install BBC iPlayer on Firestick?

The important thing is you cannot directly purchase the iPlayer application from Amazon App Store. Instead, there is a possible solution called sideloading the app on your Firestick via another application. For that, we need a Downloader application. Fortunately, Downloader has native access to Amazon. So, we can install it easily using the following steps.

BBC iPlayer on Firestick
How to Install BBC iPlayer on Firestick


First of all, Power on your Amazon Firestick and ensure seamless Internet connectivity.


On the left corner of the Firestick home screen, click on the search icon. Here, type the Downloader app to initialize the searching.


Look at the official app of Downloader and highlight the Get button. Later on, Open the app soon it finishes up the downloading process.

Now, you are ready to download the required application using the Downloader.

Also, Read How to Install Sky Go on Firestick?

How to install BBC iPlayer using Downloader app on Firestick?

Continue reading to accomplish your requirements. Now, we are going to look at the simplest method to install the iPlayer application from the Downloader app.


Initially, navigate your action to head into the My Apps & Games Section on your Firestick. Here only you can see the newly downloaded application.


Open the Downloader app and you have to copy the URL of apk file from the official website of BBC iPlayer.


Then, you have to paste the copied link in the specified field of Downloader.


After that,  hit the Go button and wait for some time until the APK file gets downloaded. Now, open the APK file of iPlayer.


Next, scroll down to the bottom of the page to touch down the Install button. Again, you have to wait for a minute to complete the installation process.


Finally, launch the BBC iPlayer on your Firestick. Fill up the sign-in section using your login credentials.

That’s all. Now, BBC iPlayer is all yours and you can start to stream all British shows at one sit.

How to install BBC iPlayer using ES File Explorer on Firestick?

Here is an alternative method to get the BBC iPlayer app from ES File Explorer. In case the above-stated method does not work well, you can implement this. Luckily, the ES Explorer is a dedicative app on the Amazon app store. So, you will not find any trouble while attempting this method.

  • Firstly, turn on the Firestick and locate your access on the search field.
  • Now, search the ES File Explorer application. Click on the Install button to get the app.
  • Open the Explorer and expand the +New button placed at the bottom of the screen.
  • In the URL field, enter the official apk link of the BBC iPlayer.
  • Rename the file as BBC iPlayer and tap the Download Now button.
  • Wait for a few minutes to finish up the downloading process. Then, scroll a bit to hit the Install
  • Next, open the app and proceed with sign-in


Why can’t I see the BBC iPlayer on the Amazon App Store?

BBC iPlayer is not a native app of Amazon. So, You cannot install the BBC iPlayer from the Amazon app store. But, you have different effective tricks to get the app on Firestick.

Can I watch BBC iPlayer outside the UK?

Yes. But, you cannot directly stream iPlayer outside the UK unless otherwise, you have proper VPN connectivity. We suggest you use the SurfShark VPN network, which serves rapidly to deliver the iPlayer content outside the UK.

Final Words

Let’s stop talking and start doing the methods on hand. BBC iPlayer breaks the cord but never gives brake you from nonstop entertaining. Do the same whatever we mentioned in this article. I hope, this context will be useful to install the BBC iPlayer on your Firestick without having trouble. If you face any difficulty, you can undertake an alternative solution. That is also detailed here. All in all, you will have unlimited entertainment on BBC iPlayer.

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