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How to Watch ‘BBC America’ Online Without Cable Anywhere

By Gabriela Vatu / December 24, 2019

Everyone has heard of the BBC over in the UK, but BBC America is a network that is jointly owned by BBC Studios and AMC networks as a way to bring British content over to the United States. Let's see how you can watch BBC America online.

BBC America was first launched back in 1998, so it's been a little over 20 years since then, and it's a great channel that carries a lot of original BBC content and newscasts.

The channel is actually not funded by the BBC itself since they cannot do this for networks that are available beyond US borders, so it's more of commercial support for the channel that comes with traditional advertising. Overall, it reaches over 80 million households in the United States.

How Can I Live Stream BBC America?

Enjoying BBC America online is an easy thing to do because the network is available on several live TV services that allow you to watch dozens of networks from wherever you may be, as long as you have a connected device on you. In fact, we suggest you use fuboTV if you want to enjoy BBC America seeing as it's one of the best platforms currently on the market. There is a single bundle of channels available on fuboTV, but it does feature BBC America, which is what counts. If you want more content, you can get it by adding extra channel packs and premium networks to your subscription.

Start your 7-day free trial on fuboTV today! The fuboTV app works on pretty much any device you have at home, including iOS and Android phones and tablets, Android TV, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and more. (Note: fuboTV is a service that works only in the United States, so if you want to access the content when traveling outside of the United States, you're going to have to use a VPN. Click here to learn how to unblock BBC America.)

Here's how you can set up fuboTV for a 7-day free trial so you can start watching BBC America:

Other Ways to Watch BBC America

Sling TV - Sling TV is another platform that made our list because it features BBC America in all of its three bundles. You can choose between Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue. We should mention that the differences between the bundles go deeper than the price and the channel combination. More specifically, Orange subscribers can only watch content on one screen at a time, while Blue subscribers can watch on three different devices at the same time. On the other hand, Orange + Blue subscribers can watch on four devices at the same time. Start your Sling TV subscription by saving 40% OFF the first month! Besides the main bundles, you can also add any number of channel packs and premium networks that Sling TV puts at your disposal, and there are quite a few of those.

Philo - Philo is another option for those who are looking to watch BBC America online. There is a single bundle of channels available on Philo, and it does include our channel. Start your 7-day free trial on Philo today! One of the great things about Philo is that there are no extra channel packs or premium networks to add to your subscription, as well as no add-ons to expand the Cloud DVR storage space or the number of devices you can watch content on. This makes things a lot easier, especially for those who don't want to spend a lot of time customizing a subscription for live TV.

How Can I Watch BBC America When Traveling Outside of the United States?

When you travel outside of the United States, you lose some of the privileges you have when you are in the United States. More specifically, you are no longer able to access the contents that you pay for at home. These can be rather annoying, but it's directly tied to the licensing deals these companies have signed, and there's not much they can do about it. You, on the other hand, can do quite a bit about the situation, as a VPN can help change your IP address and trick the site into thinking you are still in the United States. We can recommend you use ExpressVPN, which is a great tool that has thousands of servers across the world and some great privacy and security features to help keep your data safe.

Here's how you can set up ExpressVPN so you can watch BBC America wherever you may be:

Can I Watch BBC America on the Network's Website?

This is actually something that you can do rather easily considering the fact that BBC America's website carries a live stream that you can access anytime. In order to do this, you will have to use credentials from your TV provider so you can log into an account. (Note: The BBC America website is geo-blocked, so if you want to access it when traveling outside of the United States, you're going to need to use a VPN for the job. Click here to learn how to use a VPN.)

What Can I Watch on BBC America?

BBC America brings a lot of great content from the British BBC to the United States, even if it's with a delay of a few months or weeks. Nonetheless, the BBC content is pretty awesome, and we can enumerate a bunch of great shows that we are sure you will want to watch, such as Doctor Who, or The Graham Norton Show, or planet Earth, Star Trek, The X-Files, Top Gear, Top Gear America, Luther, or even the Sherlock series with Benedict Cumberbatch.

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