Get BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and Other UK TV Android Apps Outside The UK

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UK TV Android AppsIf you’ve been  unable to download the BBC iPlayer apk, ITV Hub apk or other UK TV Android apps from Google Play because you’re located outside the UK, then you can do so freely here.

And if you are located outside the UK you will also need to use a country IP changing app together with these BBC and ITV media apps. And for this we recommend the Windscribe VPN app which you can try out for FREE. This excellent VPN app will change your country IP address allowing you to watch your favorite TV networks from around the world such as the BBC and ITV from the UK and Fox, The CW and NBC from the US on your Android phones or tablets.

Why BBC or ITV Player apps are needed to watch content on Android

After Adobe Flash was no longer supported on Android TV streaming sites had to develop apps that did not use the Flash protocol.

However, due to rights restrictions and licensing these Android TV media apps had to be ‘Geo Restricted,’ which meant they could only be downloaded by residents within the appropriate countries. For example, the UK TV Apps such as the BBC iPlayer  and ITV Hub on  Google Play are only downloadable to people located within the UK

How Google Play prevents you from downloading country restricted apps

When you created your account on Google Play, you gave permission to Google Play to access the full details of your Android phone or Android Tablet. This allowed Google Play to see your telephone number, your network details (such as your Internet service provider) as well as other details on your Android phone or tablet.

And since Google Play now has this full access to your Android phone or tablet’s network details, you cannot fool it by changing your country IP address to a UK IP address. And when it sees from your network details that your Internet provider is located outside the UK, you will be denied access to the UK only downloadable apps, such as the BBC Media Player and BBC iPlayer.

So to get around this problem, my UK IT partner has uploaded onto this site the latest BBC Media Player and other UK TV Player apps from Google Play for you to freely download outside the UK.

Get your UK TV apps for Android

Below you can download for free  UK TV Media apps for Android. And if you need other UK restricted apps please message me and I can upload them and make them available on here too. Enjoy!

Free to Use Windscribe VPN Country IP Changing Android App

Windscribe VPN offers you a Free-to-use version of the VPN country IP changing app without you needing to give any credit card or payment details, The Free-to-use version has a limited number of servers where you can get a new country IP from, furthermore you are allocated 10 GB of data every month for as long as you like. And not only that Windscribe VPN  has VPN software for Windows, MAC OS, Linux, iPhones and tablets too which you can install if you have these computers and devices too.

This generous free version will allow you test this excellent VPN until you heart is content. The difference between the great value paid version is that in the paid version you have access to all the country IP changing VPN servers across the globe and access to the VPN servers that can unblock Netflix too.

So why not try out this free to use Windscribe VPN app now and download below.

BBC iPlayer v4.103 apk Android app updated 17-10-2020

Watch programmes from all the BBC TV channels (BBC1, BB2, BBC3 BBC4) on your Android devices. And of course you will need to change your IP address to a UK IP address to watch this BBC iPlayer Android app if you are located outside the UK

ITV Hub v9.2.0 apk Android App updated 15-11-2020

The NEW ITV Hub Android app with great new features replaces the ITV Player Android app. On the ITV Hub you can watch the all the ITV channels live as well as catch up on programmes you missed on ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, CiTV and ITVBe

If you’re located outside of the UK you will need to change your IP address to a UK IP on your Android devices. And if you don’t have a country IP changing app we recommend Windscribe VPN you can download and test the free-use-version with needing to give payment details such as a credit.

And when you sign up to watch the ITV Hub app it may ask you for a UK post code. You can select a UK Postcode from this page, which has all the UK Postcodes.



TV Catchup Android App v2.3.3 Apk 10-11-2020

Watch most of the UKs free-view TV channels Live on this single player such as the BBC, ITV, ALL4, My5. You’ll need to change your IP address to UK one if you want to watch UK TV on this UK TV channel Catchup app.

My5 v6.2.8 apk Android app updated 14-11-2020

The Demand 5 channel 5 app has be replaced by the new re-branded My5 app  for Android on Thursday 11 February 2016. And now you can download and install this latest and great new My5 app from channel 5 onto your Android devices.

The all new My5 app allows you to watch shows from 5STAR, 5USA, Spike and Channel 5.  And you can also catch up on shows for up to 7 days.

Please note you will need a UK IP address to watch the TV shows and programmes on the My 5 android app.


All 4 v9.1.5 apk Android app updated 14-11-2020

This ALL 4 apk replaces the 4oD app which allows you to watch the best of UK’s Channel 4, More4 and E4 on your Android devices. If you’re located outside the UK, a UK IP address is required to watch this by getting one from a country IP changing app.

When you open the ALL 4 app you will be asked to register with a name, email address, and UK postcode before you can watch. To get a UK postcode, just select a random one from the link below, which has all the UK Postcodes.

**This latest ALL 4 version now supports Chromecast. But of course if you’re located outside of the UK this will not work with Chromecast as Chromecast does not support the use of VPN or Smart DNS.


TVPlayer v5.7 apk Android app updated 17-10-2020

The TVPlayer app by is a similar app to TVCatchup and allows you to watch 45 UK TV Channels live on your Android devices.
Please note that TVPlayer only streams programmes over a WiFi network and not over a mobile network. And you will need a UK IP address to use this.

UK TV Play v5.8.6 apk Android App updated 17-10-2020

The UK TV Play shows a selection of series, dramas, reality tv, comedies and more from the UK TV Channels. You will need to change your country IP address to a UK one if you’re located outside of the UK.

BBC Music Android App v.1.14 apk updated 02-10-2019

The BBC Music App is the latest interactive app from the BBC that allows you search on the type of music you are looking for. Once it has found your music you will have the option to listen to it, listen to the BBC interviews, view live sessions and listen to presenters favorite play lists.

The BBC Music Apps allows you to:

– Find live performance audio and video from BBC sessions.
– find your favorit shows and follow BBC Playlists from presenters and events.
– listen later by saving the tracks in full on Spotify, Deezer, and  YouTube.
– Listen to any track that you have heard on BBC Radio during the last 7 days.

BBC iPlayer Kids v1.9 apk Android App updated 14-11-2020

This brand new BBC iPlayer Kids android app is the perfect android app that simply allows your kids to watch their favorit programmes from the BBC’s childrens’ TV channels such as, CBBC and Cbeebies.

This app has been designed so that children can easily use it to find their favorit programmes, which makes this an ideal app to install on their android devices, or on your android TV or android TV box. But of course you will need to have a UK IP address to use this app. So if you’re located outside of the UK then you can simply use a country IP changing app such as a VPN app.

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296 Responses

  1. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for letting me know about the BBC iPlayer Radio app needing an update – I have now done this.

    Best regards


  2. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Angie,

    Thanks for the letting me know that the UKTV Play app needed updating. I have now done this.

    Best regards


  3. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Alan,

    I apologise for the late reply as I was away. But I have now updated the BBC iPlayer app to its latest version. Thanks for letting me know about this.

  4. Zoe says:

    Thanks so much for updating radio player 😀

  5. Zoe says:

    Still getting the ‘upgrade to new version’ message. Tried uninstalling before installing the apk but to no avail… Any ideas?

  6. Annabel Anon says:

    Thank you so much for the BBC radio app – you’ve made my day!

  7. Peter Hinson says:

    Pleased to have been of service. 🙂



  8. Helena says:

    Google Play Store shows a newer version of BBC iplayer radio released 6-14-2017 with version number Like Zoe, I also experience “update to new version” message with the 6-6-2017 version on this page (5304.apk). Thank you so much for this service, I’ve been returning for years!

  9. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Helena,

    Zoe had a different problem, her browser had cached an old version in its memory and kept trying to download it. But we managed to solve the problem by clearing the cache in her browser.

    Anyway you are indeed right, a new BBC iPlayer version was released a some days ago, and I have now uploaded the latest 5306.apk which is ready to download and install.

    Best regards


  10. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Abdul,

    Sorry for the late reply – I was looking into this. Which Android TV do you have because there are different versions of the BBC iPlayer and BBC Media apps specifically developed for different types of Android TVs. This means that the standard android apps designed for mobile devices and Tablets generally will not work on Android TVs. But if you let me know which Android TV you have I might be able to get the right version for you.

    Best regards


  11. Steve C says:

    Absolutely fantastic help to me. I use a vpn already but may change as per your recommendation. The one I use was little help in explaining why google play wouldn’t even show the BBC iPlayer but you explained it perfectly and it works!
    I downloaded the apk file , installed it on my android box and deep joy, my wife can catch up on Casualty.
    Many many thanks.

  12. Steve C says:

    I wonder if you have across this. I downloaded the All 4 app and no problem loading it on my android box but it came up with a message saying it does not support rooted devices. I didn’t even know it is rooted – I didn’t do it so must have been like that from new. The app still works but the picture is jerky and unwatchable. Any ideas anyone? Ca you unroot a deice and would it make any difference.

  13. Ivan says:

    Hi I think there may be more recent updates for BBC iplayer?

  14. Chris says:

    Hi do you have new up date for channel 5 many thanks chris

  15. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Chris,

    Sorry for the late reply, I was away. But thanks for letting me know the Demand 5 (Channel 5) app was out of date. I have now updated this to the latest version.

    Regards /Peter

  16. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Ivan,

    I have now updated the BBC iPlayer to the latest version. Thanks for letting me know.

    Regards /Peter

  17. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Steve,

    I guess you have an Android TV box, because these often come unrooted. I don´t think it is possible to unroot a device because unrooted devices are usually the Android phones and tablets because the manufacturers do not want you to mess around with their operating or being able to remove the apps they have installed in the factory. The problem with the ALL 4 app is that it is notoriously bad at supporting many android devices, phones and tablets. So I guess the only thing you can hope for is that a future update will sort out this problem, or try to watch ALL 4 on another Android device.

    Regards /Peter

  18. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Steve,

    You´re most welcome. If your VPN works don´t change it – as they say: don´t try and fix a wheel that aint broke 🙂

    Regards /Peter

  19. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Steve,

    Just to let you know a new ALL 4 version was just released which I have updated on my site. Apparently this new version has improved audio and video quality. So try installing this latest one to see if it is better than the version you have installed.

    Regards /Peter

  20. Laurie Leaper says:

    Hi Peter,
    Couldn’t download iPlayer update, got ‘oops, cannot open this page’. Other updates are OK! Thanks!

  21. Steven says:

    Can’t seem to update the iplayer latest version. Just to let you know

  22. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Steven,

    Oops my mistake, I hadn’t checked to see if the new version had uploaded. All is okay now. Please try again.

    Regards /Peter

  23. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Laurie,

    Oops my mistake. All is okay now, please try again.

    Regards /Peter

  24. Laurie Leaper says:

    Hi Peter,
    Still having trouble downloading iPlayer, any ideas?

  25. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Laurie,

    You probably have the old link cached in your browser so it is trying to download that same app that was not there. You can either clear the cache in your browser and try again or you can download the latest BBC iPlayer App from the direct link on my site here:

    Regards /Peter

  26. Laurie Leaper says:

    Thank you Peter, cleared cache and it downloaded like a dream even though there was only 14 mg of cache!

  27. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi EG,

    The 600130125.apk was actually the latest version at the time 1 month ago and was actually version 6.0.9, but they labelled the version wrongly on Google Play at that time. They have since corrected this with the latest version which now stands at 6.1.0 and is the current 600130324.apk
    As you can see they do not label the latest version number and the latest apk number in the same logical sequence.

    But thanks for pointing out last month´s version number was labelled wrongly.

    Best regards /Peter

  28. akinet says:

    It seems BBC IPlayer Kids has been updated. Can you upload current apk.

  29. Steve Crum says:

    BBC iPlayer Kids has been updated to version ( Could you please supply a new link for apk?
    Best regards

  30. Mike Bosman says:

    I have downloaded BBC Media player, BBC iPlayer ITV Hub and HMA for android tv box. Both BBC and ITV tell me that something is wrong and they cant play or download the content

  31. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Mike,

    Sorry about the late reply, I have been away. Some people have had compatibility issues when HMA does not work as it should on some Android TV boxes. If this does not work, I recommend you try Smart DNS which works on nearly every Android device.This is not a software, but instead you simply just change the DNS address in the Android TV box Network settings. Once this is done you do not need to do anything else and all the UK and even US TV apps will work on your TV Box. You can sign up for a FREE 14-day Smart DNS trial without having to supply any payment details here:

    Once signed up you will get instructions how to change the DNS on your Android TV Box with the new DNS details – it is easy and just takes seconds.

    Best regards


    PS. Do not forget to cancel your HMA subscription as this is not working for you.

  32. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for letting me know. This has now been done and the latest BBC iPlayer Kids app is on my site.

    Best regards


  33. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Akinet,

    This has been done – thanks for letting me know.

    Best regards


  34. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Manu,

    Sorry about the late reply. Many VPNs are having problems with the BBC just now on Android just so I recommend you try Smart DNS. You can try a FREE 14 day Smart DNS trial here. This is not a software but you simple change the DNS IP address in your Network settings on your Android device and then all UK TV apps will work and it does not change your Internet speed and only has to be done once.

    Once signed up for your FREE 14 Day trial you will find the instructions and get the details to change your DNS address on your Android device.

    Best regards


  35. Kevin Welland says:

    Can you update the my5 tv app to the latest version.

  36. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Kevin,

    Sorry for the delayed reply, but the MY5 app has been updated.

    Best regards


  37. Tanya Russon says:

    Hi Peter
    Could you update the all4 app. It says I need to upgrade.

  38. Carl Mawer says:

    Hi Peter
    I have tried to download your iplayer apk to my sony KD 43x800g tv which uses android 8. I get the message that this version is not supported yet. Any ideas?

  39. Peter Hinson says:

    Hi Carl,
    Here is the BBC iPlayer App specifically for Android TV

    Regards /Peter

  40. Dee says:

    Hi Peter, thanks so much for your work on this site, it’s appreciated!
    I’m trying to update ITV on Samsung tablet & app but both say the app isn’t supported. Just wanted to let you know in case there’s a workaround?

  41. Peter says:

    Hi Dee,
    I noticed there have been issues with the latest version which was just released, so I have updated the ITV Hub version to the previous version from a few weeks ago. This appears to be working fine.

    Best regards


  42. Tanya Russon says:

    I keep trying to upgrade the all4 app, each time I install it, it comes up app not installed.

  43. Peter says:

    Hi Tanya,
    Thanks for letting me know. This is fixed now. I have uploaded a fresh version which seems to install okay

    Best regards


  44. Peter says:

    Hi Dee,
    I just uploaded the latest ITV Hub 9.2 version which works fine now. /Peter

  45. Dee says:

    On behalf of us all – Thank You Peter! 🙂

  46. Dee says:

    Hi Peter, I wondered if you’ll be adding the new ITV Hub update? Thanks very much!


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