Is BBC iPlayer (iplayer) Down?

Is BBC iPlayer (iplayer) not working for everyone right now? Get current BBC iPlayer (iplayer) outages, status, timeouts and issue reports today.

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BBC iPlayer is a video on demand service from the BBC

BBC iPlayer outage report graph

This chart above shows error reports submitted in the past 24 hours (one day) compared to the recent average over similar days. The status of is marked as "down" when the number of reported errors is significantly higher than the average errors.

BBC iPlayer website request errors

This graph shows BBC iPlayer errors and response times for the website over the past day. Website status and slowness is related to downtime for BBC iPlayer and errors for their site.

More about BBC iPlayer service

BBC iPlayer is a video on demand service from the BBC. The service is available on a wide range of devices, including mobile phones and tablets, personal computers and smart televisions. iPlayer services delivered to UK-based viewers feature no commercial advertising. The terms BBC iPlayer, iPlayer, and BBC Media Player refer to various methods of viewing or listening to the same content. Viewing or recording live television broadcasts from any UK broadcaster or viewing BBC TV catch-up or BBC TV on-demand programmes in the UK without a TV licence is a criminal offence. In 2015 the BBC reported that it was moving towards playing audio and video content via open HTML5 standards in web browsers rather than via Flash or its Media Player mobile app. On 17 October 2018 the BBC iPlayer Radio brand was replaced with BBC Sounds. On 20 October 2021 BBC announced that BBC iPlayer would be given a new logo which would involve being rebranded as "iPLAYER".

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Social Comments for BBC iPlayer
@alan_hines83 on 2022-12-04 18:09:36+00
@ITVX your app is down. Not good. @BBCiPlayer has been faultless throughout. Sort yourselves out

@couscousmami on 2022-11-21 13:43:46+00
@BBCSport @BBCiPlayer @BBCSounds Your app is down, don’t you see everyone complaining about it ???

@dementiaunite on 2022-11-21 13:42:26+00
ATTENTION: For those wanting to watch the football, BBC iplayer app is down but you can still watch the match on the BBC Sport App #ENGvIRAN #WorldCup2022

@choochoolfc on 2022-11-21 13:21:05+00
@BBCSport @BBCiPlayer @BBCSounds Oh wouldn't know as your app is down and has been for the past 20 minutes..

@StevenR90218404 on 2022-11-21 13:09:24+00
@BBCiPlayer I think your app is down on smart TVs and on the website. I can't log on to watch the game.

@usaidbolt on 2022-11-21 13:03:04+00
Aaaand the iPlayer app is down! @BBCiPlayer @BBCSport #EnglandVsIran #WorldCup

@DJBLADE78 on 2022-10-18 11:44:19+00
@XboxSupport need help big time i spented 14000 for game pass 1month have order number etc then 3days after xbox took 10.99 from my bank aswell mutiplayer isnt loading to play froza motorsports 6 all tests done and fine but still no mutiplayer works i need help!

@NasimT on 2022-10-15 16:31:24+00
@tvlicensing I do not own a tv nor do I have a BBC iplayer account but have received a letter today saying if I don't resolve the matter by 19/10 then my no licence needed status will be cancelled. Will I have more days to resolve this as your website is down for 2 days?

@Techwolves1 on 2022-09-08 19:14:49+00
@MCCisland_ Got it but the server isnt loading on multiplayer menu

@QveenMiranda on 2022-07-21 22:57:15+00
Stardew Valley Multiplayer Down: For the people who were trying to play Multiplayer for Stardew Valley and got kicked out or just can't play. The GOG website is down @ConcernedApe I will try and update y'all if anything changes! <3

@heiehekndke on 2022-05-10 11:53:27+00
@Andy_574 @drtimsparks @YouTube @TeamYouTube Yes YouTube app isnt working on tv but does on my phone. The other apps like bbc iplayer ect work but not yt. doesnt work on laptop but works ???? @YouTube @BTinIreland not Ireland need UK help.

@milfsapphics on 2022-04-17 18:21:40+00
watching doctor who on iplayer with my vpn bc what i usually use isnt loading

@livviimaeex on 2022-04-06 20:12:58+00
Peak when @BBCiPlayer kick you out of your account when the website is down so you can’t even log in to watch eastenders. Fuck my life.

@shaneneyome95 on 2022-03-23 22:39:22+00
@OnwardTheGame ur support website is down. I cant seem to play multiplayer the button is grayed out. I Uninstalled and reinstalled still nothing. I'm playing on pc with my quest 2.

@cYB3RRSP1T on 2022-02-03 10:26:17+00
@makeupagiplayer genshin player whose captcha isnt loading so i cant get in😍

What should I do if BBC iPlayer is unavailable?
If BBC iPlayer is UP but you can't load the page, here are some helpful troubleshooting steps:
Try refreshing your browser page or close any accompanying applications and retry opening them.
Check if access to BBC iPlayer is blocked
Access to BBC iPlayer may be blocked due to an antivirus or firewall configuration either on your own computer or phone or by an employer or network. Check for anti-virus programs or firewalls installed on your machine. Alternatively, try to use the website or app via another network like one on a mobile phone so you can access BBC iPlayer.
Clear browser cache and cookies
Try clearing your browser cache and cookies and change the IP address of the computer by disconnecting and reconnecting the internet. Then try to access BBC iPlayer again.
DNS Cache
To clear the DNS cache on your computer, look up instructions for your specific operating system online. Then try to access the BBC iPlayer site again.
Web Browser Plugins
If you are still having trouble accessing BBC iPlayer, you may try to disable web browser plugins (like ad-blockers) which may be interfering with access to BBC iPlayer