For those of you who wish to view shows on BBC iPlayer from outside of the UK:
I have gathered quite a few different methods for this!
If you want to watch anything on the BBC iPlayer (Doctor Who, Sherlock, Merlin, etc.), then I have a multitude of different options you can all try.
Neverwhere TV news...
Per the BBC Twitter feed…
“Big news for our fantasy fans! The gripping @neilhimself series #Neverwhere is on the global BBC iPlayer app for #iPad #iPhone & #iPod touch”
So the BBC just emailed this to us! Take a look!
First of all – great work on the website and the podcast! As it is Benedict’s birthday today and we at the BBC Global iPlayer are celebrating on our social pages too! Our app and Facebook page are available in 16 countries (Western Europe, Canada and Australia).
We want to let Benedict’s fans from outside the UK know they can catch some great performances by him on the app. We have ‘Sherlock’ in Canada, ‘Van Gogh: Painted with Words’ in Europe and ‘Small Island” in Europe and Australia for example.
Apart from the shows being available on the app, we’ll be posting a gallery of photos from said shows on our Facebook page, including some behind the scenes pictures from the first series of ‘Sherlock’ for fans in Canada. As we are the international version of BBC iPlayer, we are unavailable in the UK, but we can see that many of your followers come from all over the world! If you think your international fans might be interested in seeing Benedict in some of our shows that are on the app, or have any questions about the global BBC iPlayer, please get in touch!
How to use TunnelBear:
This is the second method you can use to view the BBC iPlayer.
This works with both PCs and Macs, but you only get 500 mb a month. I will explain how to get around that in this.
Also, I only have a PC, so I can only really show those of you who have PCs how to do this step-by-step. I’m sure it’s not very (if any) different.
How to install/use Stealthy (for Google Chrome and Firefox):
This is the third (and I think the most effective) method of viewing the iPlayer from outside of the UK. All it requires is Google Chrome or Firefox.
**********AT THE CURRENT MOMENT IN TIME, THIS METHOD DOES NOT APPEAR TO WORK FOR THE LIVE BROADCASTS.
I’m trying my hardest to figure out a way around it, but I’m having little luck. If you have any sort of fix to it, please message me.
We’ll start with Google Chrome:
- Go here to get to the installation page.
- Press the “+ ADD TO CHROME” button in the upper right hand corner:
- Press install when asked if you want to.
- It will quickly install itself. Then this page will be opened:
- THIS PART IS IMPORTANT. Check the third bubble under the “Select the kind of use” section (Custom). TYPE IN UNITED KINGDOM:
- Scroll down and press SAVE.
- Close out of the options page. (That is only if you want, because quite honestly, I don’t care if you want to stay there or not. I’m not your mom.)
- Press the little red thingy up in the right hand corner of the browser. Doing so will turn on Stealthy:
Once it’s enabled and ready, it will turn green. (How cute!)
- Go do your awesome sneaking through BBC iPlayer (or whatever blocked sites you’re attempting to fight your way into.)
- Also, if it doesn’t work the first time, go to the wrench control button next to the Stealthy logo, go down to Tools and over to Extensions. Open the options for Stealthy, and make sure that it says United Kingdom where it’s supposed to. For some reason, I always have to go back and do it again.
Now we will move on to Firefox!
- Go here to get to the Stealthy add-on for Firefox
- Press the green “+ Add to Firefox” button:
- Press Install Now, and then restart the browser when prompted to do so.
- Click the tiny draw-down arrow next to the little red Stealthy icon in the upper right hand corner and choose the “configure” option:
- Press the third bubble under “Select the kind of use:” thingy. Type in GB:
- Press OK when you’re finished.
- Enable Stealthy by pressing the little red icon. When it’s enabled, it will turn green.
- Try it out by going to iPlayer and attempting to watch something. If it doesn’t work the first time around, go to the customize option again and type in “GB” again under “Enter the code for the country…” thing.
If you have any other specific questions, just message me.
While spending ages trying to catch up with my Tumblr dash just now (work was fine today but busy busy as always), I had the simply titled “Transplant” on BBC1 on in the background. Every time I see/hear about organ donation I just feel so strongly that I
would will want my organs to be put to good use after I die. Good thing I’ve got a filled out organ donor card then, isn’t it.