In the Kodi repository, BBC iPlayer is known as iPlayer WWW. It gives you unrestricted access to the iPlayer from anywhere in the world. As long as you have an Internet connection, you’ll be able to watch BBC iPlayer on Kodi.
Otherwise, BBC iPlayer is usually limited to UK viewers that hold a legitimate BBC TV license. That means that anyone else streaming from outside the UK can’t access it. This is because of the BBC’s commitment to block user access based on geographical location. So, unless you have a UK IP address, it will be blocked for you.
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Install the BBC iPlayer Kodi Addon
The first thing you need to do in order to watch BBC iPlayer on Kodi is to install the iPlayer addon. You can easily find the iPlayer WWW and BBC iPlayer addon from Kodi’s vast official repository.
1.To find it, start by clicking on “Addons.” Click on the package-like symbol located on the top left corner of the page.
2. Go to the repository and click on “Install.”
3. Then, look for the Kodi addon repository and choose it. Next, choose “Video Addons.” Navigate to the bottom of the page to find the iPlayer WWW addon.
4. Look for and select the “Install” at the bottom. A message saying ‘Installation Successful’ should pop up on your screen, specifically on the top right corner of the screen.
5. In order to locate the BBC iPlayer WWW addon, go to your Kodi home screen to find addons, followed by “Video Addons.”
When you try to watch BBC iPlayer on Kodi, error messages will come up that tell you how the BBC iPlayer content is restricted to UK users.
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What to Do When the BBC iPlayer Kodi Addon Doesn’t Work?
It’s not uncommon for users to experience connection problems when using the BBC iPlayer addon. This happens due to a number of reasons which we’ll explain below so you can watch BBC iPlayer on Kodi in peace.
1. Your VPN Doesn’t Work
We’ve tested the BBC iPlayer Kodi addon with different devices and in various scenarios. What we found was that using a free VPN often leads to connection issues. Plus, most paid VPN services aren’t compatible with the BBC iPlayer addon so you must be selective with the type of VPN you choose. For the best results, we recommend switching to a versatile VPN like IPVanish which will allow you to watch BBC iPlayer on Kodi without any interrupting error messages.
2. You Haven’t Updated the iPlayer WWW Addon
The iPlayer WWW addon has been replicated so many times that it can be difficult to figure out which version is the official one. We recommend you look out for the iPlayer WWW specifically because in our experience, it’s the most effective. But, you also need to make sure you’re using the latest version in order to avoid all the security and related risks that come with using outdated apps and software.
3. You Can’t Log In
If you’ve tried entering your BBC iPlayer credentials time and again without much success, the first thing you need to do is check if you’ve entered the right credentials in the first place.
To input your username and password, follow these steps:
- Right click the iPlayer WWW addon
- Click “Configure”
- Enter your login credentials
4. You Have Incorrect Settings
It’s possible to watch BBC iPlayer on Kodi without using your credentials. You can do this by enabling BBC iD and automatic sign-in on your settings.
While we focused on Windows 8 and 10 operating systems when writing this guide, you can watch BBC iPlayer on Kodi using pretty much any device you can think of. This includes Android and Mac OSX.
Let us know in the comments below what do you do when the BBC iPlayer addon doesn’t work!