The BBC offers tons of cool content and has done a lot for users. British comedies appear to be internationally well-renowned because there’re a lot of nature as well as science documentaries put out by the BBC. In this review, we teach you how to get all of that stuff through Kodi. There are two awesome add-ons on Kodi which will give you convenient access to Kodi BBC iPlayer that we are going to cover.
- 1 Before we Proceed
- 2 How to Install and Watch iPlayer WWW on Kodi
- 3 iPlayer WWW Addon Review
- 4 Recent Updates on BBC iPlayer Content
1 Before we Proceed
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2 How to Install and Watch iPlayer WWW on Kodi
- Click on Videos
- Click on Addons
- Click on Get More
- Scroll down until you find the add-on iPlayer WWW
- Click on the add-on and then click on install
- You’ll see the add-on under Videos > Add-ons
3 iPlayer WWW Addon Review
iPlayer WWW is the best Kodi sports addon that pulls directly from the BBC website. It’s illustrated in the add-on description. As this is how the add-on works, you’ll get notifications when you pull up the add-ontelling you that you need a valid license in order to access the content. It also happens when you try to load up any specific TV or radio program.
If you have a BBC account, you can enter the information by going to the Configure section in the add-on settings. It will enable you to access all of the content. You can still access the content, both live and on-demand, without having to put in your BBC credentials. As long as your IP address is located in the UK, you can load the content.
The content is nicely organized on iPlayer WWW, allowing you to easily find the different types of BBCcontent you’re looking for. iPlayer WWW pulls right from the BBC iPlayer website, so the content needs to follow what you’re used to if you’ve utilized the iPlayer app before.
4 Recent Updates on BBC iPlayer Content
The BBC iPlayer provides a lot of content — if you have a BBC TV License. All licensing of BBC content is handled by the TV License department, which includes online viewing of both paid and even free content. By some numbers, as many as 60 million people watch BBC on Kodi through the iPlayer outside of the UK for free. However, the BBC is a prime example of a content provider that utilizes geographic content blocking to impose location-based restrictions on who can access their content.
Nevertheless, a great number of users have been getting past these geographic content limitations making use of alternative methods to spoof location. The most common method to do this has been to utilize a VPN like IPVanish, or even changing DNS settings on some devices.
Prior to September 1, 2016, anyone could access BBC’s on-demand content for free without a license, as long as they used one of the aforementioned methods. This meant the radio and TV programs offered by the BBC. However, as of September 1, the BBC has started requiring that all of their content be accessed by paid license holders. It includes those who live in the BBC now and who were once able to get much of the content absolutely for free.
However, the BBC now does not require folks to login with a password just to access its content. Instead, it employs a trust-based system in which you’re inquired whether you are or are not a content holder when trying to access said content.
There was a buzz that the BBC’s TV License department could, and actually would, monitor IPs from those folks accessing its content and take a bunch of enforcement actions on those users who were getting the content without a license. However, given how VPNs work this is unlikely to actually materialize. Torrent Freakalso notes that “[for] those who are truly cautious (or simply using one anyway), accessing the iPlayerfrom a VPN service is also a possibility.” They go on to add that “a properly licensed TF tester accessed iPlayer from three separate VPN services without any issues whatsoever.”
All of this goes to demonstrate that the BBC’s newest technique of cracking down on unlicensed viewing of its content does not go far enough if they are really eager to block anybody outside of Great Britain from accessing the content, or even those folks inside the UK who don’t have a license. This new method also carries the potential to place even licensed viewers on the company’s naughty list, as one license can serve an entire household and not just one IP address.
In case of having a license, accessing BBC content via Kodi add-ons above should be a very simple matter.