BBC iPlayer is the most favorite streaming website for people living in the UK. With BBC iPlayer, you can enjoy multiple TV shows, movies, radio shows, and other British channels. Sadly, BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK. If you are living anywhere outside the UK then you can’t access BBC iPlayer shows unless you are using a VPN.
BBC iPlayer is a streaming website that uses IP tracking systems to track and block unknown IP addresses. BBC iPlayer can detect and block your IP address easily if you are trying to access it from outside the UK.
What’s an IP address? Simply put, an IP address is your internet address. Just like your house has a permanent address, your device (iPad) has a unique internet address which is known as IP address. When you connect your device to the internet, it gets an IP address that internet service providers and streaming websites like BBC iPlayer can check. An IP address tells BBC iPlayer and other websites what country you are visiting from and what ISP you are using.
To make a long-story short, BBC iPlayer can detect your IP address and tell whether you are inside or outside the UK. The following error message will appear on your screen when you try to access BBC iPlayer from anywhere outside the UK.