BBC iPlayer stopped working on Hideaway

paulelsa
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BBC iPlayer stopped working on Hideaway

Tue Jun 25, 2024 8:22 pm

In the past few days, BBC iPlayer has started returning an error message ("BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues. In the UK? Here's some advice.") when connected to Hideaway. It seems the BBC is now detecting Hideway and blocking it. It works OK when watching live TV but not in the catchup section. The BBC page works as normal with the free Windscribe and Privado VPNs.
ITV and Channel 4 continue to work normally with Hideaway.
Channel 5 has never worked with Hideaway but does work with the free Windscribe.
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nick.bolton
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Re: BBC iPlayer stopped working on Hideaway

Tue Jun 25, 2024 8:32 pm

Can you try using it with a private browsing session/incognito session, and see if that helps?
paulelsa
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Re: BBC iPlayer stopped working on Hideaway

Tue Jun 25, 2024 8:58 pm

nick.bolton wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2024 8:32 pm
Can you try using it with a private browsing session/incognito session, and see if that helps?
Private browsing didn’t help I’m afraid. Still get the error message
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poundgirl
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Re: BBC iPlayer stopped working on Hideaway

Thu Jun 27, 2024 2:25 pm

I got the message a couple of times but it seems to be intermittent and if I just leave iPlayer open for a while and come back and refresh it works fine.

But usually I don't get the message at all! Maybe sometimes it just takes a while to detect Hideaway?

And it did work with Ch 5 for a good while but then stopped and never got fixed ... still hoping for that though ;)
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paulelsa
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Re: BBC iPlayer stopped working on Hideaway

Fri Jun 28, 2024 7:49 pm

It started as intermittent and usually could be fixed with a restart but now it's all the time. I also tried with a different browers (usually use Firefox for BBC) but it's worse with Chrome -live programs don't work as well
paulelsa
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Re: BBC iPlayer stopped working on Hideaway

Thu Jul 04, 2024 6:56 pm

BBC iPlayer is working again now

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