Finding something to do with your time whilst in isolation can prove tricky. However, there is more to your TV than you know. At the touch of a button, you can unlock so much potential viewing power you will never be bored or stuck for ideas during these times of isolation. Today’s blog post is a quick guide to BBC iPlayer.
You can access all the BBC’s various channels at the click of a button, covering a wide range of genres to suit all audiences.
How Do I Watch BBC iPlayer?
In order to watch programmes on BBC iPlayer, you will need the following:
– A Smart TV or device such as a mobile phone, laptop or tablet.
– The BBC iPlayer app downloaded onto your device
– A BBC account (You can sign up for free with your email address)
– You will also need a TV Licence
– Finally, you will need an internet connection
Why Choose BBC iPlayer?
The iPlayer has a whole host of features on offer to make your viewing experience far superior to regular TV. For instance:
– Watching live TV. I know this sounds weird but with the BBC iPlayer you can pause and rewind in case you missed anything or if you wish to come back to it later.
– The iPlayer is always adapting to your viewing choices, recommending similar programmes that may interest you.
– You can download shows to your device to watch, which will come in handy if you ever lose connection to the internet for example.
– Create your own library of your favourite shows. If you see something you like, you can add it to your own library to watch over and over again or to catch up on later should you already be immersed in another programme.
– You can still benefit from subtitles and audio description for individuals with sight or hearing impairments.
What is Popular on TV Right Now?
Have I got News For You. Celebrity contestants find themselves in the hot seat as they are quizzed on the latest news.
Comedians: Home Alone. A group of comedians perform a series of sketches, songs and isolation anecdotes, filmed by themselves in and around their own homes
The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton gets up close and personal with various celebrities whilst focusing on different aspects of celebrity culture that attract his attention.
Bargain Hunt. A game show where two teams compete to find the best bargain antiques and later sell them at a profit.
Darkest Hour. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is faced with a tough choice as he must decide whether to sign a peace treaty with Adolf Hitler’s Germany or continue fighting the war against them.
The King’s Speech. King George VI tries to overcome his stammering problem with the help of speech therapist Lionel Logue and makes himself worthy enough to lead his country through World War II.
Sitting in Limbo. A shocking drama inspired by the Windrush scandal. After 50 years in the UK, Anthony Bryan is wrongfully detained by the Home Office and threatened with deportation.
Death in Paradise. Detective drama series. When a policeman is found murdered in a locked room on the tiny paradise island of Sainte-Marie, DI Richard Poole is sent to investigate.
There is plenty to choose from to suit all genres and all ages. All you need to do is decide what to watch.
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Note: we updated this blog on 26/07/2021 to include the latest information. Originally published 22/06/2020.