How to Watch BBC iPlayer on TCL Smart TV

BBC iPlayer on TCL Smart TV

BBC iPlayer app is the best app to stream British country TV shows on your TV. This popular app is from BBC and it has plenty of movies in the content library. Apart from these on-demand titles, you can watch live TV channels on your TV with BBC iPlayer. In other words, BBC iPlayer has interesting content for everyone in your family. The BBC iPlayer is accessible on the TCL Smart TV and you can install the app on the TCL Smart TV for streaming the shows.

The content on BBC iPlayer spreads over different genres. The app offers content on music, sports, drama, documentaries, and even more. You can download the contents in the app for streaming offline. If you have kids at home, BBC iPlayer has child-friendly content including shows from CBBC.


BBC iPlayer is a completely free streaming service with the BBC account subscription. You have to purchase the BBC account subscription for streaming the content and it costs £147 per year. Visit the BBC Account Website to create your account.

How to Add BBC iPlayer on TCL Smart TV

As you might already know, TCL Smart TV supports both a Roku OS as well as an Android OS. Adding BBC iPlayer on both of these devices might be a lot different from each other. So, let’s focus on adding the channel on both of these OS.

Install BBC iPlayer on TCL Roku TV

#1. Turn on your TCL Roku TV and then connect to your Wi-Fi network.

#2. Select the Streaming Channels option from your home screen.

Click Streaming Channels

#3. Navigate to and then click on the Search Channel option.

#4. On the search bar, type in BBC iPlayer and then search for the app.

Search for BBC iPlayer on TCL Smart TV

#5. Choose the BBC iPlayer app icon from the search results.

#6. Next, click on the Add Channel option to start downloading the app.

#7. Then wait for the channel to install on your Smart TV.

#8. Click on the Go to Channel option to launch the BBC iPlayer app.

#9. Log in using the proper account credentials of your BBC iPlayer account.

#10 Finally, start watching live TV or on-demand titles from BBC iPlayer on your TV.

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Stream BBC iPlayer on TCL Android TV

#1. Start your TCL Android TV and connect to your Wi-Fi.

Android TV home screen

#2. Click on the Apps tab and launch the Google Play Store.

#3. Browser for the BBC iPlayer app on the search bar.

Search for BBC iPlayer on TCL Smart TV

#4. Choose the BBC iPlayer app from your app search results.

#5. Select Install to install the BBC iPlayer on the TCL Smart TV.

#6. Wait for the download of the BBC iPlayer app to complete.

#7. Open the BBC iPlayer app as the app download completes.

#8. Sign in to the app with the credentials of your BBC iPlayer account.

#9. Finally, start streaming your favorite shows from the app on your TV.

You can create your playlist on the app and enjoy watching them at your convenience. The BBC iPlayer app provides recommendations of shows based on your interests and streaming history. Kindly share the suggestions for the above steps in the comments section.