How to watch BBC on Chromecast abroad?

Would you like to watch BBC on Chromecast, but it doesn’t work because you are abroad? The live streams and the on-demand programs on BBC are only available in the UK. What can be done if you are abroad? Is there a way to watch BBC on your Chromecast while outside England?

BBC has loads of amazing programs available on-demand, and they also have live-streams of all their channels available. But, if you try to use your mobile device to cast content to your Chromecast abroad, you will not succeed. You will instead get error messages, and quickly discover that you will have no success watching BBC with your Chromecast abroad. The reason is that BBC can only be streamed in the UK, and if you try to watch BBC on your Chromecast abroad, you will get all sorts of error messages.

Or wait… that was until you asked Google what to do, found this article… and soon you will succeed and be able to stream BBC on your Chromecast abroad anyway!

bbc on chromecast abroad

How to watch BBC on Chromecast outside England?

Here are the easy instructions you need to follow to make it work.

  • Visit the website of the SmartDNS service named Unlocator.
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  • Sign up, confirm your email address, and test it for free for seven days.
  • Follow their guides on how to setup Unlocator on your router (the one giving out the WiFi signal in your flat/house). If you do not have access to the router it can still work, but it is a bit more complicated. Anyway, follow the instructions on the Unlocator website and ask them for help if you have trouble.
  • Once you have setup Unlocator and their DNS servers, make sure that both your mobile device/computer is connected to the same network as the Chromecast.
  • You should now be able to watch BBC from abroad on your Chromecast, using the SmartDNS services of  Unlocator.

It might seem complicated, but if you have a few tech-skills, it is really easy to set up, and the Unlocator website will give you all the help that you need.

What about the BBC Android applications? Where can I find those?

If you do not have the BBC applications installed on your Android device already, download the following two applications, install them, and you should be ready to go.

I have Unlocator installed on my router and I am watching Dr. Who on BBC on my TV with Chromecast outside England.
I have Unlocator installed on my router and I am watching Dr. Who on BBC on my TV with Chromecast outside England.

Do you live abroad and want to simply watch the BBC on your mobile device or your laptop? You can use Unlocator for those purposes as well, but you could just as well use a VPN connection instead. Read more about how you can watch BBC from abroad using a VPN in the following article.

BBC and Chromecast outside England

Have you followed these instructions? Did you succeed in watching BBC abroad using a Chromecast? I would love to hear from you. If you have tried, but not succeed, please tell me as well, and I will do my uttermost to help you (if there is anything I can do)!

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