How to watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland Guide

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In this guide I’m going to show you the simple steps to watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland.

I’ll show you how to watch the BBC iPlayer service across multiple different types of devices. Everything from your computer to your tablet, your laptop to your phone.

I’ll also show you how you can watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. Most importantly I’ll show you how you can watch it on a regular TV (or Smart TV), something most guides don’t cover.

So if you want to watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland, read on to find out how.

Watch BBC iPlayer on your computer or laptop

To watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland on your computer or laptop you’ll need to get some software called a VPN.

VPN services are offered by many different companies. You should pick one of the following three, they’re my top choices for VPN services to watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland.

  1. ExpressVPN – Highly recommended
  2. NordVPN
  3. CyberGhost VPN

Once you’ve chosen one of the providers follow the steps below. I’m using ExpressVPN because they’ve got a 30-day money back guarantee and if you sign up for a year you can get 3 months free saving you 49% but you’re free to choose any.

How to watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland on a computer or laptop:

  1. Visit ExpressVPN by clicking here, choose a subscription length and sign-up.
  2. Go to the Products area of their website and download either the Windows or Mac OS software.ExpressVPN Products
  3. Open the software and activate it. You can find the activation code in the ‘My Account’ area of the ExpressVPN website.
  4. Press Choose Location and then press United Kingdom.
  5. Wait for the software to connect.
  6. Once the software has connected visit BBC iPlayer.
ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland.

You can now unblock and watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland on your computer or laptop.

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Watch BBC iPlayer on your tablet or phone

To watch BBC iPlayer on your tablet or phone it’s easiest if you’ve already got the BBC iPlayer app installed. You’ll also need a VPN app which lets you disguise your location making it look like you’re in the UK.

Step 1: Download the BBC iPlayer app:

For Android devices if you haven’t got the BBC iPlayer app installed then you can install it from the Google Play Store. If you’re blocked then download and install it from APK Pure using this link.

If you don’t already have BBC iPlayer installed on your Apple tablet or phone then it can be difficult to install in Switzerland. You’ll need to consult a guide like this one on how to install apps outside their intended country before moving on to the next step.

Step 2: Select a VPN provider:

Next you need to choose a VPN service. This lets you unblock BBC iPlayer in Switzerland. I recommend using ExpressVPN because they’ve got a 30-day money back guarantee if you can’t get it working, but any of these will be suitable:

  1. ExpressVPN – Highly recommended
  2. NordVPN
  3. CyberGhost VPN

Once you’ve selected one follow the steps below. I’m using ExpressVPN in my example.

Step 3: Follow the step-by-step guide below:

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website by clicking here and sign up for their service.
  2. Go to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and search ‘ExpressVPN’.
  3. Install the app, open it and login when required.
  4. Press Choose Location then press United Kingdom.
  5. Wait for the app to connect then open the BBC iPlayer app.

You can now watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland via their app on your mobile or tablet device.

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ExpressVPN lets you watch BBC iPlayer on your tablet or mobile

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Watch BBC iPlayer on your Amazon Fire TV Stick

To watch BBC iPlayer on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick is relatively easy. You will however need to ensure you can install the BBC iPlayer app.

Use the ‘Search’ function on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick to search for ‘BBC iPlayer’. Install it if you can find it.

You’ll then need to sign up for a VPN service which will unblock BBC iPlayer and let you watch in Switzerland.

Very few VPN services work with the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick so I recommend using ExpressVPN that does work.

Follow the instructions below to watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.

How to watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland on a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick:

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website by clicking here and sign up for their service.
  2. On your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick press the ‘Search’ option and type ‘ExpressVPN’.
  3. Click to install the ExpressVPN app.
  4. Click the Home button on your Amazon remote control and then select the ExpressVPN app.
  5. Press Choose Location (1) and then press United Kingdom.ExpressVPN Amazon App
  6. Wait for the app to connect (2).
  7. Then press Home on your Amazon remote and then open the BBC iPlayer app.

You can now watch anything on the BBC iPlayer app on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.

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Watch BBC iPlayer on your Smart TV or other device

If you’ve got a Smart TV or other device then you’ll need a hardware solution.

Smart TVs and other devices don’t support VPN apps like the solutions above. For this you’ll need to buy an InvizBox 2. You can get one here.

The InvizBox 2 plugs into your regular home router and creates a new Wi-Fi hotspot. The InvizBox 2 runs a VPN service for you allowing you to create a Hotspot that makes it look as if you’re in the UK.

You connect your Smart TV or other device to the new Hotspot and then you can access the BBC iPlayer website or BBC iPlayer app if you have it on your Smart TV or other device.

Recap: How to watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland

Watching BBC iPlayer in Switzerland is a lot easier than you might imagine.

For this you’ll need to get yourself a VPN service. I recommend using ExpressVPN because they’ve got a risk-free 30-day money back guarantee. If you can’t get it working then you can simply get all your money back.

They also have 3-months completely free if you sign up for their annual package. This saves you up to 49% off the standard prices so it’s well worth considering if you’re planning on watching BBC iPlayer for some time.

You can get ExpressVPN by clicking the button below. Once you’ve signed up for their service download their app to your device and connect to the United Kingdom.

You can now watch BBC iPlayer in Switzerland via their website or their app depending on the device you’re using.

Ready to save up to 49%?

What device are you watching BBC iPlayer on? I’d love to know so why not let me know in the comment section below.

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