How to Watch BBC iPlayer on TCL Smart TV

BBC iPlayer on TCL Smart TV
App SupportYes
Cast SupportYes [Play Store]
AirPlay SupportYes [App Store]
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BBC iPlayer is a UK-based online streaming service featuring live TV channels and on-demand content in multiple categories like lifestyle, documentaries, sports, entertainment, and many more. The app is available to download on various platforms, including Smart TVs. The best part is that the app is free to use. On the BBC iPlayer app, you can download movies and shows to watch offline. You can also build your playlist with your favourite shows for easy access.

How to Download BBC iPlayer on TCL Smart TV

You can install the BBC iPlayer app on TCL Smart TV, running on Android, Fire, and Roku TV OS.

To Install BBC iPlayer on TCL Android TV

Android TV home screen
  1. Power On and connect your TCL TV to a stable internet connection.
  2. Now, select the Apps tab and launch the Google Play Store.
  3. Click on the Search option and enter BBC iPlayer using the on-screen keyboard.
  4. Select the official app and tap the Install button to get the app on your TCL Smart TV.
  5. After installing the BBC iPlayer app, launch it and activate it to stream your desired content.

To Install BBC iPlayer on TCL Roku TV

Click Streaming Channels
  1. Turn on and connect your TCL Roku TV to the internet connection.
  2. Select the Streaming Channel option and hit Search Channel.
  3. Enter BBC iPlayer using the on-screen keyboard and select the official app from the result.
  4. Choose the Add Channel option to install the app on TCL Roku TV.
  5. Finally, select the Go to Channel option to launch the app on your TV.

To Install BBC iPlayer on TCL Fire TV

Click Find icon and search for BBC iPlayer
  1. Launch the TCL Fire TV and select the Search icon on the home screen.
  2. Enter BBC iPlayer and choose the app from the suggestions.
  3. Select the BBC iPlayer app and hit the Get/Download button to download the app on TCL Fire TV.
  4. After downloading, click Open to launch the app on your TV.

How to Activate BBC iPlayer on TCL Smart TV

Activate BBC iPlayer
  1. Launch the BBC iPlayer app and click on the Sign In button.
  2. You will see an activation code on the screen. Make a note of it.
  3. On your PC or smartphone, visit the BBC iPlayer activation website [].
  4. Enter the TV code in the required field and click the Sign in on your TV button.
  5. Log in with your BBC iPlayer credentials (email id & password).
  6. Now, the BBC iPlayer on Smart TV will load the media content automatically.

How to AirPlay BBC iPlayer on TCL Smart TV

  1. Launch the BBC iPlayer app on your iPhone or iPad and sign in with your credentials. New users can install the app from the App Store on their devices.
  2. Connect your TV and iPhone/iPad to the same WiFi.
  3. Play the content and hit the AirPlay icon on the media playback.
  4. Choose your TV from the available devices.
  5. Now, the BBC iPlayer content on your iPhone will start to AirPlay on your TV.
AirPlay BBC iPlayer

How to Cast BBC iPlayer on TCL Smart TV

  1. Launch the BBC iPlayer app on your smartphone and sign in with your credentials. If you haven’t installed the app, get it from the Google Play Store.
  2. Connect your Smart TV and Android smartphone to the same WiFi.
  3. Hit the Cast icon on the top right corner of the app.
  4. Choose your TV name from the list.
  5. Now, play the required content on BBC iPlayer and watch it on the TV screen.
Cast BBC iPlayer


1. How to fix BBC iPlayer on TCL Smart TV?

If you are facing issues with the BBC iPlayer app, try to uninstall the app and reinstall it again. You can also try to update the OS of TCL Smart TV to its latest version.