Suite of Fire TV BBC Apps Released for UK Residents

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Just in time for tomorrow’s UK release of the Fire TV, the British Broadcasting Corporation has released BBC iPlayer, BBC News, and BBC Sport apps for the Fire TV. As expected, the apps are geographically restricted, meaning they can only be downloaded if the country setting in your Amazon account is set to the United Kingdom. Even if you installed the apps on a non-UK Fire TV, the apps themselves are IP restricted, meaning you would only be able to view content if you were connected to the internet through a British internet service provider. I’ll be posting a guide on how to bypass these restrictions later today.

Update

My guides are now up. To install these BBC apps (or any geographically restricted apps) on a non-UK Fire TV, follow this guide. To bypass the regional restrictions within the app, follow this guide.

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4 comments
  1. roligov says:

    Hoping someone with a UK FireTV will back up these APKs for us :)

  2. Pedro says:

    I was able to download it when changing my account country setting to UK, hoping it works with Getflix once i get home.

  3. roligov says:

    Yeah actually got this working after posting, didn’t think it would let me switch back but it did!

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