BBC iPlayer lets users catch up on TV and radio shows missed during the past week, it’s legal and free for those within the UK on www.bbciplayer.co.uk
Create Your BBC iPlayer Account
You can access this service on laptops, tablets and even on your mobile; but you will need to set up an account with a BBC iD. Just go to www.bbciplayer.co.uk and follow the steps below:
- Click on ‘sign in’ at the top of the BBC iPlayer screen
- Enter email and password for your account or,
- Create a new iplayer account
- Access all your favourite content!
Alternatively, you can set up an account by signing in with your Facebook or Google details. If you’ve forgotten your password, just go to the sign in page and click the ‘Forgot your password?’ link in order to reset it. Due to rights agreements, it’s only legal to watch television programs on www.bbciplayer.co.uk within the UK. Occasionally, you can receive an error message advising you that your computer is outside the UK, even if you are not. If this happens, close your browser and reopen it as it may be due to a network error.
Downloading BBC Programs on www.bbciplayer.co.uk
Almost all of your favourite programmes are available to play online for up to seven days, including some of the BBC’s most popular shows, such as www.bbciplayer/doctorwho.co.uk. You can also find out more information about upcoming episodes and series of your favourite programmes on these microsites. If you would prefer to download a program rather than stream it, then just install iPlayer Desktop on your computer. Once you’ve downloaded the programme, you have thirty days to watch it before it expires. You can do this with as many shows as you like, as long as there is a “Download button” next to it. When you click this button, the program will automatically download to your computer and guide you through the process.
This catch-up service is an invaluable resource to access all the most popular television and radio shows shown on the BBC. You can follow all the news on the announcement of the latest Doctor Who at www.bbciplayer/doctorwho.co.uk, in addition to counting down to the anticipated new season.