Is NordVPN Blocked by BBC iPlayer ?

Last Updated on December 21, 2023

NordVPN BBC iPlayer Not Working ?

A couple of years ago the BBC started cracking down on people accessing their sites from outside the United Kingdom.  The rumours were rife that they’d discovered ways to automatically detect a VPN connection and now none of them would work.  The reality is that this is not quite the case, there are no accurate methods to detect a VPN connection.  Even the Chinese Government have not quite managed to determine this despite spending a fortune on research.  Although they are perhaps the closest to manage it!

NordVPN Blocked by BBC

The fact is that the BBC has stopped lots of VPNs working and a few Smart DNS services too but using a very much simpler method and one that can be easily circumvented.   The following video explains how NordVPN still works with BBC iPlayer despite many suggesting it doesn’t.

Is Your VPN Not Working with the BBC?

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As you can see the secret is just picking the right IP address.  NordVPN is one of the world’s biggest VPNs and has literally millions of users, therefore it will often have lots of people using it to watch the BBC from places like the USA.  If too many are on a single IP address, then there will be issues and some of them could be blocked.   Fortunately, they have thousands of IP addresses and if you just take a minute to switch everything will work fine.

Pick the BBC Optimized Servers

Generally it’s specific IP addresses which are blocked by  the BBC.  Often you’ll find that some of the VPN services servers may work and others wont.  Finding them can be difficult though whcih is why NordVPN created a range of servers optimized specifically for streaming BBC iPlayer.

Here are the servers if you choose NordVPN for your BBC access – UK# 1840-1847, 1850-1863, 1865, 1869, 1873, 1875-1878, 1880-1881, 1900-1901, 1903-1904, 1911, 1913, 1917, 1919-1920.


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