How to watch BBC iPlayer in Greece



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In this guide, I’m going to show you how to stream your favourite BBC iPlayer shows in Greece.

As you may know, BBC iPlayer is the free streaming service from the BBC where most of their programmes are available to watch online whenever you want.

Sadly, this service is blocked in Greece due to the geo-restriction. So, if you’re travelling, or you happen to live there, you won’t be able to watch it.

But, not everything is bad news. If you keep reading this guide, you’ll discover the way to skip the blocking and enjoy BBC iPlayer as if you were in the UK!

What you’ll need to watch

The only way to skip the blocking is through using a VPN app.

This Virtual Private Network has as a primary objective to protect your privacy online by concealing your real location with a different one.

By doing this, you’ll be able to access BBC iPlayer as if you were in the UK while you’re in Greece or, in fact, anywhere in the world.

There are many VPN services available, but not all of them work with the BBC iPlayer, so it pays to be careful which you choose.

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ExpressVPN is the best option. It works perfectly with the BBC iPlayer service, and it also has fast speeds, which are essential for streaming video.

The monthly fee is cheap, and there is always a discount available for new clients. And in case the service doesn’t meet your expectations, you have a 30-day money-back guarantee.

If you want to try other options, NordVPN and CyberGhost also work well. You’re free to choose the service of your preference.

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BBC iPlayer: How to watch Step by step

The process for watching iPlayer in Greece isn’t complicated, and I’ve broken it down into six easy to follow steps below:

  1. Choose a VPN service such as ExpressVPN and sign up.
  2. Now, you need to get the app according to your device. If you’re on Windows or Mac OS, go to the “Products” section on the VPN website. If you’re using a mobile device with Android or Apple iOS, you’ll easily find the app in your regular app store.
  3. With the app installed on your device, now, login using the account you already created in step 1.
  4. Now you’re already logged in, go to the “Selected Location” box.
  5. Once there, locate the United Kingdom and click on it.
  6. Now you have selected the location, press Connect.

Congratulations! You’re ready to watch BBC iPlayer in Greece as if you were in the UK!

ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Watch BBC iPlayer in Greece with ExpressVPN.

Can I watch on a mobile?

Of course! The VPN apps are available for all mobile devices, phones, tablets; both with Android and Apple iOS.

You can find them in the app store you regularly use, or on the VPN website under their Products section.

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Can I watch on a computer?

Yes, it doesn’t matter what kind of computer you do have. Laptops, PCs, all work perfectly with a VPN. Also, the apps are available both for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and even Linux.

How can I watch on an actual TV?

To watch with a VPN on a Smart TV, there are two methods you can follow.

The first method is the easier one.

Method 1

You’ll need an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick (Buy one here).

All you have to do is plug the device into your TV and then select the VPN app from there. As with the steps above, connect to the UK.

You can then watch BBC iPlayer via the built-in web-browser (Note: The dedicated app doesn’t work)

ExpressVPN works perfectly on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV stick.

Method 2

The second method is a little bit more complicated. If you don’t have an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, you don’t want one, or your TV doesn’t support them then you’ll need to follow this method.

You can opt for using built-in TV apps, but to do so, you’ll need a hardware device called the InvizBox 2.

Black InvizBox 2 device

The InvizBox 2 will let you watch BBC iPlayer on any device.

Of course, this is more expensive than an app, but it will cover all the devices in your house/hotel, etc. Using this, you can unblock BBC iPlayer on any TV, computer, tablet, phone, etc.

InvizBox 2 is basically a VPN router. Yes, you have to spend some money on this, but if you travel a lot, or you’re planning some vacation, it can be handy to take with you.

In Summary

The BBC iPlayer is the free streaming service from the BBC where you can find online all the TV series and movies. The great news is they’ve just extended retaining shows to a massive 12-months.

Sadly, if you live in Greece or you’re visiting there, you won’t be able to use it because it’s blocked.

The solution is easy, with a VPN like ExpressVPN you can skip the blocking and access to all the content of BBC iPlayer as if you were in the UK.

With easy to follow steps, you can configure the app in all your devices and start watching right away.

Create your account, get the app, choose the UK as your location and start enjoying BBC iPlayer from anywhere… or just, er, Greece!

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