FAQ

What is BBC America’s full episode viewing and livestream?

Who can have BBC America’s full episodes and livestream?

How do you sign into the BBC America full episode and livestream service?

What if there are technical issues with BBC America’s full episodes or livestream?


General FAQs


What is BBC America livestream?
It is a livestream of BBC America’s on-air content, available on BBCAmerica.com. Viewers with cable or satellite providers that serve the full episode and BBC America livestream service, and whose package includes the BBC America channel, may access BBC America livestream on BBCAmerica.com.
Which full episodes are available on BBCAmerica.com?
Typically, you can watch the most recent full episodes of in-season BBC America shows currently on-air. New full episodes become available on BBCAmerica.com the day after they premiere on BBC America and are available for a limited duration. If a show is not in season, full episodes may not be available. Be sure to check the site frequently, as previous seasons will be made available for viewing throughout the year.
Are full episodes and BBC America livestream on BBCAmerica.com available internationally?
Currently, BBC America’s full episodes are available in the United States, Canada and U.S. territories including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Military, United States Minor Outlying Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands.BBC America livestream is available in the United States, and U.S. territories including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Military, United States Minor Outlying Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Does BBCAmerica.com offer closed-captioned full episodes and livestream content?
You can always count on BBC America programs being closed-captioned whatever device you use. BBC America is committed to providing closed captioning for our hearing-impaired viewers.
Which cable and satellite providers offer access to watch full episodes and BBC America livestream on BBCAmerica.com?

More are being added regularly so please check back at BBCAmerica.com if you don’t see your provider on this list.

What if my cable or satellite provider isn’t listed among those currently supported by BBCAmerica.com?
If your current cable or satellite provider does not provide the full episodes and BBC America livestream service, please check back periodically at BBCAmerica.com to see if they’ve been added. We are currently working on bringing new providers on board.
How can I watch full episodes and BBC America livestream on BBCAmerica.com?
You must sign in with your cable or satellite subscription ID and password. If you are unsure whether you have a username/password for your cable or satellite company or you’ve forgotten them, you can recover both by contacting your cable or satellite provider via the links listed above.
Please note: You must have a cable or satellite provider that supports BBC America’s full episode and BBC America livestream service and you must have BBC America as part of your cable or satellite package. (See the list of currently supported providers above.)When you click to watch BBC America livestream or a full episode, you will be offered the opportunity to sign in using the username/password associated with your cable or satellite account.
Why must I sign in with my cable or satellite account username/password to watch full episodes and BBC America livestream on BBCAmerica.com?
Full episodes and BBC America livestream are offered as a benefit to cable or satellite subscribers whose provider serves the BBCAmerica.com full episode and BBC America livestream service and whose package includes the BBC America channel. We require a cable or satellite sign in to confirm your access. Please note: BBCAmerica.com does occasionally make select full episodes available without requiring sign in.
Why am I being asked to sign in twice?
The first sign-in screen is for your BBCAmerica.com account and the second sign-in screen is for your cable credentials. You do not need to sign in to BBCAmerica.com to watch full episodes or livestream (and you may skip ahead by clicking the “skip this step” button) but you must enter your cable credentials to view full episodes or BBC America livestream.
Do I need an BBCAmerica.com account to watch full episodes and BBC America livestream online?
No, all you need is the username and password associated with your cable account. Click here for more details.
What do I get with a BBCAmerica.com account?
By signing up for a BBCAmerica.com account, you can resume full episodes where you left off, receive BBC America tune-in reminders, and discuss your favorite shows with other fans.
Does BBCAmerica.com offer full episodes that do not require a login?
Sometimes individual episodes are offered without login requirements during limited promotional periods.
I signed on using my cable or satellite provider username/password but when I attempt to play a full episode or watch BBC America livestream I get an error message that says I am not authorized to view this content. What does this mean?
If you have seen this message, it means that you are either a customer of a supported cable or satellite company but not a customer who subscribes to BBC America, your subscription is for Internet only, or parental control settings are blocking this content. Therefore, you cannot access the full episode or BBC America livestream online. If you believe you have received this message in error, please contact your cable or satellite company and confirm that you are subscribing to BBC America.
Which browsers are supported by BBCAmerica.com?
To watch full episodes online and BBC America livestream for Windows and Mac OS users, we recommend using Internet Explorer 9 and higher, or the latest versions of Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome with JavaScript enabled.
Which mobile devices are supported by BBCAmerica.com?
All of BBCAmerica.com is mobile friendly. Videos and BBC America livestream will play back in a web browser on supported iOS and Android devices. (Flash is not needed for mobile devices.)
Can I simultaneously sign in to multiple devices?
Yes, you can simultaneously sign in to multiple devices of the same platform, but your cable provider may restrict a maximum number of allowed devices for concurrent streaming.
What are the system requirements to watch full episodes and BBC America livestream on my computer?
In order to watch episodes and BBC America livestream on Windows or Mac OS, you will need to have Flash installed.
Do I need to be connected to the Internet or Wi-Fi to access full episodes and BBC America livestream?
Yes, you will need a broadband connection (LAN, DSL or cable modem) to watch content on Windows or Mac OS. For mobile devices, you will need a Wi-Fi connection or a 3G connection or higher.
When I watch a full episode or BBC America livestream online, the video player suddenly stops working. What should I do?
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with our video player, please make sure you have the correct system requirements. Also, please try closing your web browser then reopening it and signing in again. If the problem persists, please contact us here, giving detailed information including your cable or satellite provider and web browser (including version number).
When I watch full episodes, the video player displays a blank screen and no video controls. What should I do?
If you are having difficulty accessing the video player, please check if you are using ad-blocking software. If so, please disable it while watching full episodes on BBCAmerica.com, restart your browser and sign in with your cable or satellite provider.


What is BBC America?
BBC America offers a combination of original American scripted series and the best in British entertainment. A robust programming lineup of drama, sci-fi, natural history, entertainment, and movies includes hit shows Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Broadchurch, Planet Earth II, Top Gear and more.
How do I get BBC America?
If you live in the U.S. and subscribe to a cable or satellite provider, you probably already have BBC America. To find out and to determine what channel number has been assigned to BBC America in your area, contact your local cable operator or satellite provider or use the Channel Finder.
What channel is BBC America in my area?
To find BBC America on your cable or satellite television provider, please use the Channel Finder.
When is my favorite BBC America show on?
You can see when BBC America’s original series air by consulting the schedule page. Simply enter a title into the “Search Full BBCA Schedule” area and enter. If the show is scheduled within the next two weeks, it will appear with the air date and time.
What is BBC America On Demand?
BBC America On Demand lets you enjoy BBC America’s acclaimed programming at your convenience, whenever you want and as often as you’d like. On Demand viewing allows you to pause, fast forward and rewind. Many BBC America shows are available on BBC America On Demand the day after they air. Check with your cable and satellite television service provider for listings.
Where is BBC America On Demand available?
Currently, BBC America On Demand is available through the providers listed above. Check with your television service provider for listings.
BBC America On Demand isn’t available in my area. How can I get it?
BBC America is working with providers around the country to try to expand the service. If BBC America On Demand is not available in your area, please contact your cable or satellite television service provider and tell them you’d like to receive it.
Can I get BBC America On Demand if I don’t get the linear channel?
At present, the service is exclusively available to viewers on systems that carry BBC America.
BBC America is working with providers around the country to try to expand the service. If BBC America On Demand is not available in your area, please contact your cable or satellite television service provider and tell them you’d like to receive it.
Does BBC America have a mobile app?
Yes! We have mobile apps that work on iOS and Android phones and tablets. For more info and troubleshooting, please go here.
Where can I buy the shows that you air on BBC America?
Many of our series are available on DVD, Blu-ray, and through various download services (ie., iTunes, Amazon). Take a look in the Where To Watch sections on show pages for links to view BBC America titles digitally. We recommend browsing the BBC Shop for your desired titles on DVD and Bluray. Additionally, with questions about product availability or issues regarding a product you’ve purchased from BBC Shop, we recommend contacting their Customer Service department directly, either by telephone at 1-800-898-4921 or by clicking here.
Is BBC America available in Canada?
Canada has its own BBC channels, BBC Canada, which is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Shaw Media, as well as BBC Kids, a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Knowledge Network.
Where is BBC World News available?
Get a global view of the world with 24-hour news channel, BBC World News, available on TV across the US. With journalists in more countries than any other news organization, the channel brings you the news no matter where you are or when a story may break. Find BBC World News on your TV here. We also encourage you to visit BBC.com/news for the latest in-depth coverage from around the world. If BBC World News is not available in your area please contact your television service provider and tell them you’d like to receive it.
Why does BBC America carry advertisements when the BBC in the UK does not?
In the UK, the BBC is funded by British TV licensing fees. However, by law, the BBC is not allowed to use this money to fund channels outside the UK and therefore BBC America and other BBC channels around the world are reliant on advertising sales.
What benefits do I get by signing up for a BBCAmerica.com account?
By signing up for an BBCAmerica.com account, you can resume full episodes where you left off, receive BBC America tune-in reminders, manage your newsletter settings and discuss your favorite shows with other fans.
Can I get programming reminders?
In order to set programming reminders, you must create an BBCAmerica.com account. Once you have signed in, you can go to the schedule page and set reminders for on-air shows and movies.
To manage your reminders, please hover over your username in the upper right-hand corner, where you can select “profile” in the drop-down menu. From there, you can go to the Recently Watched section.
How do I subscribe to BBC America’s newsletter?
Our newsletter provides news and updates from your favorite BBC America shows and the best of our official blog, Anglophenia, click here.
How do I change my profile or unsubscribe from BBC America’s newsletter?
If you are signed in with your BBCAmerica.com account, you can manage your settings by hovering over your username in the upper right-hand corner, where you can select “profile” in the drop-down menu.
In order to unsubscribe from BBC America’s newsletter, please go to the Newsletter section of your profile page.
Is BBC America available in high definition?
BBC America is available in an HD format from many cable and satellite television providers throughout the U.S. and we are working with providers to expand its availability. If you do not receive BBC America in HD, please contact your service provider and request it.
Does BBC America edit movies for content?
Yes. Like most advertiser-supported networks, BBC America edits programming for certain “objectionable” content, including nudity and offensive language. As a national network available on basic cable, BBC America adheres to standards that will be acceptable to the majority of our viewers, our sponsors and our cable and satellite affiliates. Whenever possible, the movie studios provide us with TV-ready versions of their movies designed to be acceptable to most TV networks.
Which BBC America shows are closed-captioned?
All of BBC America’s programming line-up features closed captioning.
Where can I find corporate information about BBC America?
Please click here for information on BBC America and the other channels that make up AMC Networks.
How do I apply for a job at BBC America?
Click here to access job listings for open positions throughout AMC Network Entertainment, LLC., including BBC America. To access other BBC Worldwide job listings, click here.
Have more general questions about BBC America or want to contact us?
Contact BBC America here.