BT Vision, Freesat, Sky, Virgin Media, YouView, Smart TVs and internet connected devices.
BBC iPlayer is available via YouView boxes. YouView is a TV service that combines free standard and high definition digital channels with many of the UK's catch up services - BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Demand 5, milkshake! STV Player and NOW TV - in one box. In order to access BBC iPlayer, YouView boxes need to be connected to the internet.
Sky customers with a compatible Sky+ box can access BBC iPlayer from Sky's On Demand section. To find BBC iPlayer, select the TV Guide Button on your Sky remote control, navigate to the On Demand section and select Catch Up. Choose BBC iPlayer from the menu.
Virgin Media customers can access BBC iPlayer via the red button. Virgin Media TiVo users can find BBC iPlayer either via the connected red button or the Apps and Games directory. If you are using the original set-top-box BBC iPlayer programmes are available in the ‘Catch up TV’ section. Within Virgin TIVO, you can also access BBC iPlayer by going left in the EPG and selecting content that is marked available for catch-up.
BBC iPlayer is available via channel 990 on an active BT Vision set-top box (no subscription required).
BBC iPlayer is available on Freesat HD compatible devices (see below) via the red button or channel 901.
If you have a Freesat with Freetime box, BBC iPlayer can be accessed by launching into the On Demand section from the Home menu. Your Freesat device will need to be connected to the internet to access BBC iPlayer.
- Smart TV’s and Internet Connected Devices (Blu-Ray, Set-top boxes etc.)
There are several different versions of BBC iPlayer which manufacturers use in their devices. Between these versions, due to technical limitations, there can be some variations in features (subtitles, HD etc.). Each device will need to be connected to the internet to use BBC iPlayer.
Select a manufacturer from the table below for information on what core functionality is available for each certified device.
You can send BBC programmes to play on you TV using an Apple TV device from you mobile tablet and PC. Within the BBC iPlayer app, double tap the home button and select the AirPlay icon.
You can watch BBC programmes on your TV using Google Chromecast from your mobile or tablet. Within the BBC iPlayer app, select the cast icon to play a programme on your TV.