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Watch BBC iPlayer in Chile, Live Broadcast for FREE. Photo The Independent

BBC iPlayer is one of the biggest streaming services in the UK and is free for those inside the UK with a TV licence.

But iPlayer is currently blocked when you’re in Chile. Discover how to stream BBC iPlayer content when you’re in Chile.

How to watch BBC iPlayer in Chile with Smart DNS service?

Here’s a quick rundown of the steps you’ll need to take to get BBC iPlayer on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows or even smart TV if you’re outside of the UK.

How a Smart DNS service works?

Just as Netflix dominates US traffic, BBC iPlayer dominates in the UK, with up to 6 per cent of all our internet traffic going the BBC.

So you lot apparently love it. But you can’t watch the BBC while you’re overseas.

Smart DNS Service is sophisticated technology which allows Internet users all over the world to unblock Geo-Blocked websites like BBC and many more popular websites which contain regional-restricted content.

Some of the main advantages of using a Smart DNS service to unblock BBC iPlayer include:

Minimal loss of speed.

Smart DNS service only needs to re-route specific information relating to your geographical location — unlike a VPN which needs to re-route ALL of your internet data in order for you to visit just one site.

Very easy to use and install on ALL of your devices. Aeroshield has been specifically designed for easy installation.

So you can unblock BBC iPlayer in Chile from any device including your PC, Laptop, Kindle Fire, Apple TV, Gaming Console, Smart Phone, Android device and most other Internet capable devices.

Smart DNS service works by simply changing the DNS of your device when trying to access regional blocked content from websites such as BBC.

Your data is quickly re-routed through a dedicated proxy server which is conveniently located in the UK.

This means that you will appear to be located within the country or region where viewing has been permitted when trying to watch Geo-blocked content from your home country.

Here are some of the best Smart DNS services for BBC iPlayer, in our experience:

Aeroshied: This service is top of the pile; it offers a complete service with the best security and privacy settings we have seen. 3 days FREE trial! It costs from as little as 3.1 GBP per month. Sign up here.

VPN Privacy: Another of our favourite Smart DNS services with top security and privacy features and simple-to-use apps. It’s available for around 4.1 USD per month.

How to sign up to the BBC iPlayer in Chile

Without a VPN you won't be able to sign up or watch anything from the BBC if you're outside the UK.

If you want to get access, all you need to do is sign up to a service like ExpressVPN, change your location to the UK, and head over to the BBC website as usual. Then sign up as outlined above with a date of birth, email and postcode, and get watching.

Seeing as there's no payment necessary to watch BBC iPlayer live, anyone from anywhere can sign up and sign in if they've used a VPN to spoof their location.

BBC iPlayer account

When you register for a BBC account (which is free) you'll need to give your date of birth, gender, and email address, along with a valid UK postcode.

The BBC says that the aim of the account isn't to pursue iPlayer users who haven't paid for a TV Licence, but admitted that it will cross-reference the email addresses with people who've previously claimed not to need a licence.

If you're a British resident with a paid-up licence fee, simply sign into your BBC account and use a VPN service as described above. You're still breaking the Ts and Cs by watching via a VPN, just like anyone abroad who signs up with a fake UK address.

What can you watch on BBC iPlayer?

BBC iPlayer includes multiple channels, and they’re as follows:

BBC One (Live Stream)

Radio 1



BBC Four

BBC News


BBC Three

BBC Scotland


BBC Parliament

BBC Alba

Most popular BBC titles:


Line of Duty

The Great British Sewing Bee

Glow-Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star

Call the Midwife

The Syndicate


Bent Coppers: Crossing the Line of Duty

Holby City

The Detectives: Fighting Organized Crime

All That Glitters: Britain’s Next Jewelry Star

Keeping Faith

The Man with the Iron Heart


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