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Kodi BBC iPlayer Guide – How to Install BBC iPlayer on the Latest Kodi 18.6 Leia

Author by Vita

Updated on March 17, 2020

If you’re looking for a great add-on for watching British television and radio programmes on Kodi, BBC iPlayer definitely is an excellent option that delivers loads of high quality media content from the BBC and is prevalent among users. In this article, we will provide you with an easy-to-follow guide for installing Kodi BBC iPlayer.

BBC iPlayer offers online streaming service that allows UK-based users to watch TV programmes, series, live broadcasts, and basically all media content from BBC. By installing Kodi BBC iPlayer add-on, we can easily access the BBC iPlayer website on Kodi. The installation process is quite easy to handle. Kodi officially includes the component on its repository, so we don’t have to look for a iPlayer repo URL or zip file from third-party sources as we do to install Netflix on Kodi, install fusion on Kodi, and other unofficial add-ons.

BBC iPlayer Kodi

However, as we mentioned just now, the BBC iPlayer is geographically restricted and some content on BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK. If you are overseas, a workable way to visit BBC iPlayer on Kodi is to use a VPN server. Kinds of VPN server providers can be found on the Internet yet practically all the practicable VPN services are paid. Please be sure that you purchase a correct server that can spoof your location in the UK and unblock content from the Kodi BBC iPlayer.

Ok, let’s get straight to the point. Here is how to install BBC iPlayer on Kodi.

6 Steps to Install BBC iPlayer for Kodi

Step 1. Open Kodi, select the Add-ons menu on the main window.

Kodi iPlayer

Step 2. Select the Download menu on the lower-left corner of the new window.

XBMC BBC iPlayer

Step 3. Scroll down and select Video add-ons.

XBMC iPlayer plugin

Step 4. Kodi add-ons are listed in alphabetical order. Slide the mouse down and find iPlayer WWW.

iPlayer WWW

Step 5. Select iPlayer WWW, hit the Install button on the lower right corner, then select OK to start the Kodi BBC iPlayer installation.

A notification dialog will appear when the add-on has been installed on Kodi.  

Install BBC iPlayer for Kodi

Step 6. Back to the main interface, select Add-ons > Video add-ons and you can find the BBC iPlayer add-on.

Now you can run BBC iPlayer but a valid TV license is still required to watch content on the BBC iPlayer. If you’re confused about that, here provides overall information about BBC iPlayer and the TV Licence: https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/bbc-iplayer-and-the-tv-licence

Beyond that, to avoid Kodi BBC iPlayer not working and other issues, you’d better connect your device with the VPN server first so that you can get a UK IP Address to unblock the UK-only content.

Open BBC iPlayer

In Summary

All the steps of installing BBC iPlayer on Kodi and key information on how to watch programmes on BBC iPlayer are listed above. You might as well follow the guide to install BBC iPlayer on your devices now. Meanwhile, we devote to offering the most direct and understandable guides on how to use Kodi to watch movies, organize media library, install add-ons, configure Kodi settings for different uses. Find more Kodi tutorials on our website.   

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