In this guide, I have discussed in detail how to install and use BBC iPlayer on Mi TV Stick and Mi TV Box.
BBC iPlayer is a UK-based streaming service that allows you to watch most of the UK TV channels like BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, Radio 1, ALBA, SC4, etc and some of your favorite UK shows like Peaky Blinders, etc.
BBC iPlayer is a completely free streaming service that allows you to watch not only Movies, and TV Shows but also, Documentaries, History, News, Live Sports, and much more.
BBC iPlayer is only limited to the UK, and if you try to access it from anywhere else, you will face a geo-block error that says:
“BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to right issues in the UK”
2 Ways to Watch BBC iPlayer on Mi TV Stick
I have mentioned two methods to watch BBC iPlayer on Mi TV Stick from anywhere. However, you need ExpressVPN to access the content for streaming. These methods are:
- Watch BBC iPlayer on Mi TV Stick using Browser methods
- Watch BBC iPlayer on Mi TV Stick using Downloader App
Since BBC iPlayer is accessible in the UK only, so it is recommended to use a VPN on your Mi TV Stick and connect to the UK Server to access the Content.
Our Recommended VPN – ExpressVPN
Watch BBC iPlayer on Mi TV Stick using Puffin Browser
In this method, we use the internet browser to visit the official website of BBC iPlayer on Mi TV Stick. I am using the Puffin-TV browser you can use any other.
Make sure to install and use ExpressVPN as the service is limited to the UK only, so connect the UK server to stream free content of BBC iPlayer.
Follow the steps below:
Follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Go to your MI TV Home screen and click Apps
Step 2: Select Get More Apps
Step 3: At the top bar click the search icon
Step 4: Type Puffin TV Browser on your search bar and select from the suggestions given below
Step 5: Select the App and Click Install
Step 6: Wait for the app to install
Step 7: Now the browser is installed, click Done
Step 8: Open the ExpressVPN app and connect to the UK server
Step 9: You will now insert the URL in the search bar
Step 10: Type in the URL www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer and Click Go. Make sure you type the URL correctly as it is case-sensitive
Step 11: This is the interface of the BBC iPlayer website
Step 12: Scroll down and choose any show.
Step 13: Click on the Play icon
Step 14: Enjoy watching the match!
Install BBC iPlayer on Mi TV Stick using Downloader App
BBC iPlayer is not available on Play Store, so we would sideload the BBC iPlayer app using the Downloader app.
Before you use BBC iPlayer on Mi TV Stick to install and use ExpressVPN on mi tv stick and connect to the UK Server to get access to the content on BBC iPlayer.
Now follow the steps:
Step 1: On your Mi TV Stick Home, click on the Settings icon
Step 2: Now click on Device Preference
Step 3: Select Security and Restrictions
Step 4: Turn OFF Verify Apps
Step 5: Go back to Mi TV Stick Home and click on Apps menu
Step 6: Now select Get More Apps
Step 7: Click on the Search menu at the top
Step 8: Type Downloader and select the app from the list
Step 9: Press Install
Step 10: Wait for the app to install
Step 11: Click Open
Step 12: Once the Downloader app, click Allow
Step 13: Click OK
Step 14: Click Settings and Turn ON APK Auto-Install
Step 15: Now on the Home Menu and click on the URL bar
Step 16: Now enter this URL tinyurl.com/bbciplayer-mitv and click Go
Step 17: The APK file will download to install
Step 18: When you click Install, this message appears. Click Settings
Step 19: The menu will open, click to allow the downloader app to install third-party apks
Step 20: Now click Install
Step 21: Wait for the installation to complete
Step 22: Click Done
Step 23: Now open the BBC iPlayer app and select Login or Register for Free and then start streaming!
Features of BBC iPlayer
BBC iPlayer is a free streaming service that allows you to stream the BBC network’s live channels and on-demand content. Its amazing features are as under:
- Simple and user-friendly interface
- The vast range of content includes Movies, Shows, Sports, Comedy, Documentaries, and more.
- Built-In Media Player.
- Subtitles (Size and Language)
- Audio Description
- Compatible with nearly every device Android, iOS, Windows, Roku, FireTV, etc.
What to Watch on BBC iPlayer
BBC iPlayer offers full-time entertainment with great shows, movies, sports, and much more. Take a look at the popular shows of BBC iPlayer:
- Inside Man
- Happy Valley
- Search Party
- His Dark Materials
- The North Water
- Have I Got News for You.
- Beyond Paradise.
- Race Across the World.
- Magpie Murders.
- Match of the Day.
- Blue Lights.
- Great Expectations.
- Rain Dogs.
- Doctor Who
- Death in Paradise
- Superman & Lois
- His Dark Materials
- Killing Eve, and more yet to come
- Luther: The Fallen Sun
- Rye Lane
- The Mauritanian
- The Lost King
- The Power of the Dog
- His House
- Revolutionary Road
- An Irish Goodbye.
- Avengers: Age of Ultron.
- The Sound of Music.
- Pretty Woman.
- The Graduate.
- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
- Easter Parade.
- Mr. Jones, and many others.
Channels to be Watched on BBC iPlayer
BBC iPlayer allows a variety of live channels to stream online. Here is a list of some channels you like to watch.
- BBC One
- BBC Two
- BBC Three
- BBC Four
- BBC News Channel
- BBC Parliament
- BBC ALBA
- and so much more…
FAQs of BBC iPlayer
Is BBC iPlayer available outside the UK?
Officially No!… But you can access its restricted content by using a good VPN and by sideloading the BBC iPlayer app on Mi TV Stick.
Is BBC iPlayer free?
Yes! It is 100% free to use but the content that comes from the BBC network is a premium service.
What happens if I watch iPlayer without a license?
BBC iPlayer is a UK free streaming app that provides a great experience of streaming live channels and on-demand content. The app is not available on Play Store, so we will install BBC iPlayer on Mi TV Stick by apk method.
Also, BBC iPlayer will not work outside of the UK, so you will have to use a VPN (like ExpressVPN) to unblock the content of BBC iPlayer by connecting UK Server.