BFBS Player 12+

BFBS online player

BFBS Radio

    • Free


Provides the range of BFBS TV services to members of the British Forces, including their dependents and other entitled users serving overseas.

To use the app and the services you must be a serving member of the British Forces and use your Defence Gateway account to authenticate your log in. The App is not intended for unsupervised use by minors.

The range of services includes the main UK TV channels with extra channels designed exclusively for the Forces. These are intended for viewers serving or posted outside of the UK and access is restricted within the UK, apart from the Forces TV channel.

What’s New

Version 1.8

- Much more choice – extra channels dedicated to live sports and events and bigger range of catch-up TV with soaps, movies and series now being available for up to a month
- A new home page with everything that’s available all in one place
- Playlists put your favourite shows and movies together in a new way
- Series episodes are now stacked up making it easy to see all the episodes available.
- Continue watching is also available

Ratings and Reviews

Brolly84 ,

As ever with the MOD - great idea, crap execution!

Nice idea but a real shame that we can’t watch it on an actually television. Neither screen mirroring with Apple TV or steaming through LG Smart TV works.

Rab1979 ,

Reach back to the UK

Great reach back to the UK for a daily fix of TV, however it’s a shame an app is not available for Apple TV, as having to HDMI it into my TV all the time is crazy.

Not sure what they’re (BFBS/SSVC) worried about if you are on LFS/overseas tour you should be able to watch it however suits you. Screen mirroring would a decent first step to opening up the viewing options.

el__Marko ,

Updated App

The updated interface, increased number of channels and most importantly the improved video quality are welcomed.

However, you can no longer AirPlay all content to a larger screen, either via WiFi or the Apple Digital AV adapter. It appears to only work with some of the BBC/ITV channels but not the BFBS, Sky or BT Sport ones.

I assume this is due to DRM issues but as we are outside of the U.K. then why does that matter?

Bring back AirPlay mirroring so we can watch the tv like normal people and not on an iPhone!

App Privacy

The developer, BFBS Radio, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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