How To Get BBC iPlayer In Canada

I Love Watching BBC iPlayer in CanadIf you are looking for a guide on how to get BBC iPlayer in Canada you have come to the right place!

There is just something special about British television that makes you and people all over the world want to be able to watch it on demand whenever they want.  You never know when you’re in the mood for a little dry British humor or a great episode of EastEnders and since you’re here trying to find a way to figure out a way to watch BBC iPlayer from anywhere we know you get it.

So without further adieu here are the steps you need to take to make this happen whether you are in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Australia or anywhere else abroad.  To celebrate this we have doctored what the BBC iPlayer page should look like when you visit it from Canada or anywhere else abroad:

Cant Get BBC iPlayer in Canada

Step #1: Get HMA

In order for you to be able to watch BBC iPlayer you will need to deploy a little trick that will allow you to pack up and virtually reside in the United Kingdom.

How we recommend you do this (and how we have been doing it for almost 2 years now) is using a great service with a bit of a dirty name so we will just refer to it as HMA.  What HMA does is allow you to reroute your internet connection from your local internet service provider (ISP) and redirect it through one of HMA’s 26 servers in the UK.  By encrypting your internet connection and routing it through one of HMA’s secure server in the United Kingdom the BBC will think that you are located in the UK and will allow you to watch BBC iPlayer.

Step #2: Set Up HMA and Connect To a UK Server

Once you get your HMA account log in and click the “download software” by clicking the link on the top left of the page.

Download HMA

The next part of step 2 is to set up your HMA account so you connect to one of the servers in the United Kingdom.  The first thing that you need to do to get this set up so you can watch BBC iPlayer in Canada is select “Random Europe – United Kingdom” and then click “Connect to VPN” as seen below.

BBC iPlayer in Canada Setup Step 2

Step 3: Watch BBC iPlayer!

Now the fun part!  With HMA humming along unnoticed in the background you can head over to where you can watch as much BBC iPlayer from abroad as your heart desires.

How To Watch BBC iPlayer in Canada

The Bottom Line – Watch BBC iPlayer Abroad

By following this simple trick using HMA you are able to watch everything that the BBC iPlayer has to offer from Canada or anywhere else abroad.  We want you to know that we have been using HMA for nearly 2 years now and we have even recommended HMA to our mothers!

We love being able to watch the BBC iPlayer outside the US and if you are looking to make this a reality for you too we highly recommend you click here and check out how you too can virtually reside in another country using HMA.

Now, the $64,000 questions… “How much is HMA?”  The great news is that it’s not anywhere close to $64,000!  If you sign up for the year you can save 43% and lock in HMA for only $6.55/month which is less than some people spend at Starbucks every single day on a caramel macchiato and piece of banana loaf.

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Pro Tip: Not only can you try HMA risk free for 30 days so you can see for yourself how great being able to watch BBC iPlayer in Canada is you can also use it to access other great sites like Hulu, Pandora, Spotify and the US Netflix Library. Save Money: We have heard from more than one of you that they cancelled their cable after finding out that that they could watch as much free TV as they could handle on Hulu and BBC iPlayer. If you could spend $6.55 to save $65+… wouldn’t you?!?

Enjoying watching the BBC iPlayer!

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  1. Connie says

    This is so bloody amazing. I got hooked on East Enders when I wad in Lonfon for the Olympics and was wondering if there was a way to watch it from here in Edmonton. Thanks for the guide.

    • says

      Love the use of “bloody” but is that considered a swear?!? haha!

      How was the Olympics?!?! I’m jealous that you were there!!!!!! I had a blast when I went to Vancouver in 2010. So much fun!

      Enjoy the BBC iPlayer from Canada or anywhere you are thanks to HMA.

  2. Brian says

    As an expay living in Canada, I love the idea of watching some good old BBC stuff. However, can I use BBC iPlayer for live streaming sports??? I desperately want to watch the England v Wales game tomorrow.
    Many thanks

    • says

      Not sure if you can get live soccer (football) games or not. Just give HMA a try and see. It comes with a 30-day money back guarantee so it’s risk free to try.

  3. Margaret says

    If I virtually reside in the UK, will this affect online shopping from Canada – as my debit and credit cards are linked to my Canadian address? Thanks!

    • says

      You can turn HMA on and off. When you want to watch the BBC iPlayer then turn HMA on, when you want to do some online shopping in Canada then turn it off!

  4. Richie says

    All the post I saw is dated back to 2014 and this is 2015. Since I have only just stumbled on HMA, I want to know if it is still currently available?

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