Can the BBC catch you watching iPlayer?
You used to need a TV licence merely for having a telly, but now those who only watch certain channels on catch-up can get away without paying the 157.50 annual fee. If you watch BBC iPlayer, you’ll need a licence, but you won’t for other channels’ catch-up services.
Why do BBC videos not work?
Check your flash settings. If you are persistently having trouble playing video on the BBC News and Sport players, you may need to go to your Flash settings and check the box ‘Allow third-party Flash content to store data on your computer’. You may wish to look at the Adobe support page about Flash global settings.
Why are my BBC iPlayer downloads not playing?
Steps to try: Make sure you’re using the latest version of the BBC iPlayer Downloads application. Open the application, go to Settings, and click Check for Updates. Use the Retry button. This will attempt to fix the download (without downloading it anew).
Why does BBC iPlayer think I not in the UK?
There are several reasons why BBC iPlayer thinks you’re outside the UK; the most common are either: Your IP address, which is the address websites use to determine where in the world you are, isn’t registered in the UK. You’re using a VPN (Virtual Private Network), proxy, or similar service which masks your IP address.
Can you use a VPN with BBC iPlayer?
This means that, for unblocking BBC iPlayer, you must use a Virtual Private Network and connect to one of its UK servers. With the help of a dedicated VPN IP, you’ll get around BBC iPlayer blocking. You will be able to access the service from anywhere in the world.
Has BBC iPlayer changed recently?
T he BBC is planning major changes to iPlayer including a longer expiry date for programmes and the availability of box sets. The broadcaster has opened a consultation on its proposals to improve iPlayer in order “to reflect changing audience expectations and ensure the BBC can continue to serve audiences.”
How do I update BBC iPlayer on my TV?
How can I manually update BBC iPlayer on my YouView set-top box?Select the blue YV button on your remote control.Go to Settings and select Device Management.Select Update on-demand players.Hit Check Now to download and install the latest version (if not already installed)
Why does my BBC iPlayer keep buffering?
Buffering is caused by the internet connection between your router and your device cutting off and joining again, so to play a programme smoothly and without interruption, you’ll need a good internet connection.