The BBC iPlayer app is really tremendous and of course if you’re in the UK you can enjoy it for free as long as you pay your TV licence. In fact the BBC started a global pilot several months ago and it is now available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
The US, Canada and many other parts of the world have been desparate to access Dr Who, Top Gear and of course our period dramas for ages and now they’re a step closer. That’s if of course, you’re in Canada, it’s going to take a little longer to roll out to the US.
But, if you’re in Canada you can now access it, providing you stump up $8.99 per month. If you’re feeling a bit glum in the US, don’t be, it should be coming to you soon.
Free Episode Per Day
From today those who download the App for free from the App store can access an episode every day until Christmas Day for no charge and without having to sign up to the monthly or annual subscription. The free content includes a festive themed variety of the best of BBC and the best of British creativity including Christmas specials from iconic shows Only Fools and Horses and Absolutely Fabulous, plus 12 Days of Gavin and Stacey, Jamie Oliver’s The Naked Chef – The Christmas Party, and Blackadder’s Christmas Carol dependent on availability per country.
Those who wish to subscribe to the service can do so for a cost of 𔚾.99 a month (or 󌍰.99 for an annual subscription) in Europe, $8.99 a month (or $84.99 for an annual subscription) in Canada and $9.49 a month (or $89.99 for an annual subscription) in Australia. Viewers will be able to sample carefully selected content for free before subscribing.
A subscription to the global BBC iPlayer offers access to iconic British comedies such as Fawlty Towers, Absolutely Fabulous and Only Fools & Horses as well as contemporary sitcoms and sketch shows including Gavin and Stacey and Little Britain. Viewers can also enjoy thrilling new drama series Whitechapel and Spooks, classic period dramas such as the much loved and quintessentially British Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth, recent episodes of the UK’s famous soap EastEnders, global motoring phenomenon Top Gear, the Doctor Who archive, stunning natural history programmes Blue Planet and Horizon, and the adorable children’s show Charlie & Lola.