BBC iPlayer Help

Are downloads available offline or when I'm outside the UK?

If you download a programme to your laptop or hard drive, or to your phone or tablet via the BBC iPlayer App, you can watch it anywhere in the world. But you can’t download any more programmes until you’re back in the UK.

The BBC uses Geo-IP technology to identify where you are, based on the location of your internet service provider (ISP). This is to ensure that only people in the UK can enjoy programmes on BBC iPlayer. Find out more about on-demand rights.

The guidance within this FAQ also applies to the iPlayer Kids app.

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