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Old Jun 25th 2018, 11:37 pm
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It would seem BCC iPlayer is blocking all VPNs? Work arounds anyone?
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Old Jun 26th 2018, 12:58 am
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Hoxx continues to work fine here. Just double checked and all good.
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Old Jun 26th 2018, 1:32 am
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Hoxx continues to work fine here. Just double checked and all good.
Strange, I'm using the same VPN but get this message:
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What if you are in the UK?

There are several reasons why iPlayer thinks you're outside the UK; the most common are either:
  • Your IP address, which is the address websites use to determine where in the world you are, not being registered in the UK
  • You are using a VPN (Virtual Private Network), proxy, or similar service which masks your IP address

But you can do something about it.

This page will explain what can be done and will also list other possible reasons why this could be happening and what to do.
  • Using a VPN or proxy? Try disabling it.
If you are using a VPN or proxy service and are in the UK, try disabling it to see if that helps. If we detect that you might be using a VPN, you'll be unable to play programmes. This is because we need to be confident you're in the UK, and if you're using a VPN or proxy, we can't detect reliably where you are. If you're able to supply details of your VPN provider we might be able to contact them in future on your behalf to see if we can find a solution to this problem. If so, we might at that point be able to allow you to play programmes while still using your VPN.
  • Maybe your IP address isn't registered in the UK
If your ISP (Internet Service Provider) has supplied you with a recently created or newly sourced IP address, it may be that it hasn't been registered correctly or sometimes it may just take a few weeks for the various databases across the internet and our own database to be updated to recognise the IP address as being located within the UK. You should check with your ISP whether this could be the case before deciding to contact iPlayer Support. "
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Old Jun 26th 2018, 1:49 am
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Default Re: BBC Blocking all VPNs

Originally Posted by johnwoo View Post
Strange, I'm using the same VPN..."
Some months ago it needed a few attempts to get BBC although ITV was fine. Refreshing firefox or disconnecting and reconnecting until it worked (rather like redialling the phone when it has an engaged tone) was what I did. Usually three or four goes but once around ten.

Lately though, it's worked first time every time.

Another option is Opera browser that has an add-on that allows you to get add-ons from Chrome and one of those is the free Beebs add-on. Just tested and that's working too.
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Old Jun 27th 2018, 10:02 am
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Yes I am getting same issue. Hoxx vpn not working as well as it used to My backup is hola.org and it always works fine..
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Old Jun 29th 2018, 6:20 am
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I let my VPN (PureVPN) lapse because while I could stream via iPlayer, it would no longer let me download. I often used to download shows to my iPad and share them with friends/family. PureVPN told me that they didn't have a workaround. Anybody having success with downloading BBC shows?
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SmartDNSProxy is still working fine for live iPlayer in the USA. But that's using DNS rather than VPN.
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Old Jun 29th 2018, 7:26 pm
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I let my VPN (PureVPN) Anybody having success with downloading BBC shows?
Yes, but not from the BBC. A download manager assists greatly in downloading from the numerous unofficial sites.
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BBC iPlayer still seems to work fine on the Windows computers, iPhone and iPad through the configured router but stopped working on the Roku a few weeks ago. The Roku is by far the most convenient device to use - anyone know of a fix for the Roku?
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BBC iPlayer still seems to work fine on the Windows computers, iPhone and iPad through the configured router but stopped working on the Roku a few weeks ago. The Roku is by far the most convenient device to use - anyone know of a fix for the Roku?
How do you get iplayer on Roku? I have one and use Netflix, Youtube etc but all the other channels are pretty gash. Does it have a search function? If so I've never seen one.
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How do you get iplayer on Roku? I have one and use Netflix, Youtube etc but all the other channels are pretty gash. Does it have a search function? If so I've never seen one.
I'm with you. I use Roku (here in Canada) and haven't found Iplayer. A slew of religious channels and channels I have little interest in. I use it for Netflix, YouTube, Al Jazeera, Reuters news, Ted Talks, Sky News (very limited news) and that is it.
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I'm with you. I use Roku (here in Canada) ...
I read some reviews for a smart TV with Roku the other day. A common complaint was that the remote has no numbers and you can only go up-down/back-forwards rather than input a particular number.

Is that a nuisance?
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I read some reviews for a smart TV with Roku the other day. A common complaint was that the remote has no numbers and you can only go up-down/back-forwards rather than input a particular number.

Is that a nuisance?
i tend to watch a show from start to end so that hasn't been an issue. We've upgraded watching Netflix on it from a chromecast from our phones to the Roku Player which has been a night and day improvement.

Roku player includes Al Jazeera news, Sky news (truncated version it seems), Reuters news, YouTube, Ted Talks as free channels which works well for me. Recently, Amazon Prime channel got added which we have free for another few weeks.
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Originally Posted by Partially discharged View Post
i tend to watch a show from start to end so that hasn't been an issue..
Of course, but what happens if you want to change after?
Let's say the 3.00 Saturday match finishes on 105 (it used to be 300+ with the previous provider) and the 5.30 match is on NBC, which is 9 for me. Imagine having to click down between 100 and 300 times, because you can't input a number.

But I know with Netflix you don't need numbers. I suppose with other things that Roku enables, you don't need as many numbers as on your typical TV service, so it's less of a nuisance.
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Slightly off topic, but does anyone know how to view the new Karl Pilkington show?

Karl Pilkington's Sick of It review
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