BBC America is an American basic cable network from the collaboration of BBC Studios and AMC Networks. This channel mainly focuses on sci-fi and action movies, series, and nature-related documentaries. The most popular BBC America shows are Doctor Who, The Graham Norton Show, and Top Gear. The best movies include Apollo 13, Conan The Barbarian, Ender’s Game, and Looper. Let us see how to download and stream BBC America on Apple TV.


BBC America can be easily downloaded on the app store at zero cost. But you have to subscribe from any streaming partners such as Philo, Sling TV, fuboTV, DIRECTV Stream, and YouTube TV. However, they offer plenty of benefits with free trial access.

  • Philo – $25/month.
  • Sling TV – $35/month.
  • YouTube TV – $64.99/month.
  • fuboTV – $64.99/month.
  • DIRECTV Stream – $69.99/month.
Streaming services for BBC America on Apple TV

How to Install BBC America on Apple TV?

Here is a guide to download and install BBC America on your Apple TV.

#1. Launch App Store on your Apple TV using your remote.

Apple TV App store screen

#2. Go to the Search Bar at the top of the page.

search bar on apple app store

#3. Type BBC America in the search bar using the virtual keyboard and locate it.

BBC America logo on Apple TV

#4. Click on Get/Install option to download the app.

#5. Open BBC America app after the installation.

#6. You need to select your tv provider and click sign-in.

#7. Now you will receive an activation code for your Apple TV.

#8. Visit this link from your PC or smartphone.

#9. Enter the activation code and click submit option.

Activation code for BBC America

#10. The screen will refresh and load the BBC America contents on your tv.

Alternate Method to Stream BBC America on Apple TV

Screen Mirroring is the most helpful feature available on iPhone and iPad to mirror the screen. Let us see it in simple steps to stream any app to your tv.

#1. Connect your iPhone and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.

#2. Download BBC America from the App Store.

#3. Launch BBC America app once it is installed.

#4. Then toggle to the control center and tap the screen mirroring option.

screen mirroring feature on iPhone

#5. From the list, select your Apple TV.

#6. This will screen share BBC America from your iPhone to the tv screen.

Best Contents Available on BBC America

  • Doctor Who (2005)
  • Broadchurch (2013)
  • The Last Kingdom (2015)
  • Killing Eve (2018)
  • The Watch (2021)
  • Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty (2021).

BBC America Other Ways to Stream

  • Android
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Roku
  • Chromecast
  • Android TV
  • Xbox One.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Can I watch BBC America in the UK?

No, it is available only in the US and Canada.

2) What are the contents available on BBC America?

It comprises sci-fi and action movies, nature documentaries, and talk shows.

3) Which Apple TV device is compatible with screen mirroring?

Apple TV with 4th Generation or more can support this feature.

4) Is BBC America free on Apple TV?

Philo offers a 7-day free trial which is the cheapest to stream BBC America on your tv.