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BBC i player

Post by shaz1967 » Sun May 05, 2019 11:24 pm

hello, can anybody tell me about how I can get the BBC I player to work over here as it wont let me watch anything because it is not a UK ip address.

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Re: BBC i player

Post by Lowthian » Mon May 06, 2019 10:10 am

You need a VPN service which is compatible with your iptv equipment.

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Re: BBC i player

Post by shaz1967 » Mon May 06, 2019 1:33 pm

Thanks Lothian I will look into that or should I say I will get a friend to look into it as its perhaps beyond my technical knowledge !

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Re: BBC i player

Post by Lowthian » Mon May 13, 2019 11:56 am

What device are you trying to access bbci player on?

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Re: BBC i player

Post by Geoff » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:14 pm

Hi Colin
I have a similar problem....my Logitech Internet Radio generally works well on BBC Radio 4 , but if I try & get a Test Match on R5 Sports Extra ( even in UK!) I get an announcement that it's not available, for copyright reasons I believe.

Any help appreciated before the winter tests in RSA!!

Geoff

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Re: BBC i player

Post by RichardHenshall » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:00 pm

We use SmartDNSProxy, set up in our router, to help with this problem.

Over the last few weeks BBC iPlayer on a Fire TV stick has proved a little erratic but other catch up services on it worked perfectly. BBC iPlayer on my iPhone also worked to stream programmes (even when the Firestick wouldn't) but didn't seem to allow downloads.

I'm unable to confirm if R5 Live Sports Extra is accessible in Portugal (though it certainly is through the BBC Sounds app in the UK).

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Re: BBC i player

Post by alf1956 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:20 am

Lowthian wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:56 am
What device are you trying to access bbci player on?
A toshiba laptop

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Re: BBC i player

Post by Lowthian » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:16 pm

Alf, search for a VPN services for your operating system, probably windows.
You could try one of the free vpns first to help you understand how it works.
Basically you set it to connect to a UK server, then when you load Iplayer it checks your IP address which shows up as a UK address, instead of a PT address.

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Re: BBC i player

Post by Geoff » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:35 pm

If you can't install radio player app on your internet radio, you should be able to install it on your phone or tablet. It may then be possible to use the internet radio as a Bluetooth speaker.
Or come to Carvoeiro & I'll have a look at it
Thanks Colin, as plain as a pikestaff...I'm out on 23 October and will ask for an English translation, preferably a demo, then, please! Will you be there still?
BW to Sharon

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Re: BBC i player

Post by Lowthian » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:26 pm

Geoff wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:35 pm
Will you be there still?
BW to Sharon
Yes we should be here. Looking forward to seeing you both.

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