How to watch Top Gear 2018 live online? The new Top Gear Season 25, the third to feature Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid and Chris Harriis, is set to debut on BBC Two on February, 25th, 2018. If you live in the UK, you can stream all Top Gear episodes free live online via BBC iPlayer. Unfortunately for TGTV fans living abroad in USA, Canada, Australia, or elsewhere abroad, BBC iPlayer is geoblocked. In this tutorial, I will show you how to unblock BBC iPlayer overseas with the help of VPN or Smart DNS. In the end, you will be able to stream Top Gear 2018 live on PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Roku, Smart TV, Android, or iOS.
How to Watch Top Gear 2018 Live Online with VPN
If you try to watch live or catchup TV on BBC outside UK, you get the following geo-error instead. “BBC iPlayer programmes are available to play in the UK only.” Worldwide TGTV fanatics have been using VPN for quite a while to get around BBC’s geo-restrictions. Using a virtual private network will allow you to stream Top Gear at the same time it airs in the UK. Setting it all up doesn’t take much time or effort either. Follow these instructions to watch Top Gear on BBC iPlayer in Australia, France, Canada, USA or anywhere else using VPN.
- First, sign up with a VPN service. This enables you to connect to UK VPN servers regardless of where you currently live.
- Next, download and install the VPN application to your streaming device. PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices all have compatible VPN software.
- Now, launch the app and sign into it using your VPN account.
- From within the application, connect to a British VPN server. This process will allow you to appear online as if you were in the United Kingdom.
- Head over to the BBC iPlayer website or launch the iPlayer app.
- Finally, stream Top Gear Season 25 live online.
Since there are so many VPNs to choose from, finding the right one can be quite a difficult task. They promise to grant you access to geoblocked websites from around the world. Out of all the VPN providers I have tried, ExpressVPN works the best with BBC iPlayer. Here’s my list of the best VPN services you can use to watch Top Gear from anywhere in the world.
Stream Top Gear Season 25 Live Online with Smart DNS
Alternatively, you can use Smart DNS proxies to unblock geo-restricted sites like BBC iPlayer outside the UK. Keep in mind that the whether you can actually access BBC in USA, Canada, or Australia using Smart DNS depends on the proxy service you are using. Not all Smart DNS proxy service support unblocking BBC abroad.
- Smart DNS is compatible with any streaming device. You can watch Top Gear on iOS, Mac, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, PS3/PS4, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox.
- Smart DNS does not change your IP address nor encrypt your traffic like VPN does.
- If your ISP uses transparent proxies or DNS hijacking, then Smart DNS will probably not work for you.
- Smart DNS also doesn’t guarantee any anonymity since your IP address is still visible.
You can sign up for a free Unlocator trial to try out Smart DNS yourself. The popular Smart DNS proxy service offers free 7-day trial period and does support unblocking BBC iPlayer on virtually all streaming devices.
BBC IPLAYER COMPATIBLE DEVICES
You can get stream Top Gear on BBC iPlayer on the following devices.
- Amazon Fire TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Sony Smart TV
- LG Smart TV
- Now TV
- Apple TV 4
How to Watch Top Gear Live Online Anywhere in the World
Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid will present the 24th season of Top Gear. The “Star in the Rallycross Car” segment has been scrapped and replaced by the popular “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment again. The absence of Chris Evans will probably also go down well with TGTV fans. What do you make of these changes? Do you think Top Gear is still a show worth watching or do your prefer Amazon’s Grand Tour? Share your thoughts below.