How to watch BFI Player in USA [February 2022]


You can watch BFI Player in USA by changing your IP location with the help of a Premium VPN like ExpressVPN. However, if you try to stream your favorite content on BFI Player in USA, without a VPN, The following error will appear on the screen:

“Coming from America?

BFI Player films are not available to watch in the US.”

bfi error

But like we said, a VPN will help you vanish all the error messages and obstacles that prevent you from accessing all the best classic BFI shows along with some of the most artistic films from the British Film Industry. Below, we have listed it all, how to get BFI in USA, and which VPN to use in order to achieve the best results.

How to Access BFI Flims in USA with a VPN

Follow these 4 simple steps to watch BFI Player in USA:

  1. Subscribe to ExpressVPN; Our Top Choice!
  2. Download the VPN app and sign in with your credentials.
  3. Now connect to a UK server from the list.
  4. Head to and enjoy streaming BFI Player in USA.

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Why Do You Need a VPN to Watch BFI Player?

Several UK online streaming services are geo-block, including BFI Player, which means these services are only available if you are residing somewhere in the UK.

However, there is a robust solution available to watch BFI player and other geo-restricted services with the help of a VPN. you can even stream geo-blocked content like BBC iPlayer using a VPN from anywhere.

A VPN allows you to change your local IP with UK IP address. This will trick the BFI service that you are residing in the UK and will enable you to access its content. Not only this, but it also lets you watch Channel 4 in USA along with BBC Iplayer, My5, ITV, and other networks and sports channels like if you want to watch bein sports in USA  or from around the world.

Best VPN to Watch BFI Player in USA

There are many VPN services available in the market, but they fail to unblock premium platforms like a cheap VPN doesn’t work with Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, Channel9.

1.  ExpressVPN – Best VPN to Unblock BFI Player in USA

ExpressVPN is undoubtedly one of the best streaming VPN providers to access BFI Player.

Overall, it offers 3000+ servers in 90+ countries, including plenty of blazing fast servers in the United Kingdom to unblock any geo-restricted streaming site such as BBC iPlayer, HBO Max, and Hulu outside USA.


With its dedicated apps and DNS MediaStreamer, You can watch BFI Player on almost every major streaming device such as Android, iOS, Roku, Gaming Consoles, Windows, macOS, and Smart TV.

Furthermore, it offers strong military-grade AES 256-bit encryption and unlimited bandwidth for secure and HD-quality streaming.

Its 3 + 12 months package starts at US$6.67/mo (Save 49% and get 3 extra months FREE with 12-month plan) with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Recommended Server: East London, Docklands

2. Surfshark – Low-Cost VPN to Access BFI Player in USA

Surfshark is one of our favorite VPN providers for streaming that is pocket-friendly but offers all the features of a premium VPN service. It offers 3200+ worldwide, including high-speed servers in major UK cities like London, Glasgow, and Manchester.


It provides strong AES 256-bit encryption, dedicated apps, and Smart DNS to stream BFI Player on any device anywhere. Surfshark has proven its worth by unblocking US Netflix, Hulu, and NBC. Let’s not forget that you can also enjoy Telemundo live outside USA using Surfshark.

Get a Surfshark plan at US$2.30/mo (82% Off on 2 Years Plan) (2-year plan)with unlimited device connections and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Recommended Servers: Manchester, London, Glasgow

3. NordVPN – Popular VPN to Stream BFI Player in USA

NordVPN is a reliable and fast VPN provider with strong security protocols that provides the best online privacy while streaming. It offers a massive 5400+ servers globally, with 440+ blazing-fast UK servers to unblock BFI Player, Disney+, NZTV, and HBO Max outside USA.


Its security protocols include SSTP, IPSec, PPTP, and IKEv2 to keep your online privacy intact. Furthermore, it offers dedicated apps and SmartPlay DNS to stream BFI Player, Rai TV online free, or any streaming service on any device you like.

Get a NordVPN at US$3.29/mo (Save 60% on 2-year plan)(2-year plan) with 6 simultaneous device connections and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Recommended Servers: United Kingdom [#1806, #1785, #1789]

Steps to Sign Up BFI Player in USA

Following are the steps that you will have to follow in order to sign-up for BFI Player in USA.

  1. After connecting to a UK server on ExpressVPN, visit the BFI Player website, and click on “Sign Up.”

bfi sign up 1

2. After that, you will be asked to fill out the boxes with all the required details.

BFI sign in 2

3. If you are looking for a free, subscription, then this process will be it, just click ‘Accept’ at the end and you will be good to go. But for a paid subscription, you need to select one of the packages.

bfi sign up 3

4. BFI has 2 subscription packages, select any one of the following or enter a Gift Card

if you have any.

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5. Enter your card details and click on ‘Subscribe’ to get the paid version of BFI Player.

How to Download BFI Player App on Android /iOS

Installing the BFI Player application on iOS and Android is easy, but there is a little hack that you must follow in order for the app to appear on your app store.

For Android

  1. Get an ExpressVPN package.
  2. Download the setup on your Android and sign in.
  3. Select a UK server from the list.
  4. Create a new Google account and sign in.
  5. Visit the Play Store and search for the BFI Player app.
  6. Install and stream unlimited Classic British titles.

For  iOS

  1. Visit Settings and change the ‘Country and Region’ of your Apple ID.
  2. Get ExpressVPN on your iOS device.
  3. Sign in and connect to a UK server.
  4. Visit the App Store and search for BFI Player.
  5. Download the application and start streaming BFI on iOS!

BFI Player Device Support

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Chromecast
  • Browser Extensions

How to Watch BFI Player on Apple TV

Apple TV does not have a dedicated VPN app, which means that users will have to use the ExpressVPN MediaStreamer on their devices to stream BFI in USA, and we have listed all the steps to install Media Streamer below.

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN DNS Setting page and register your IP address automatically.
  2. Now visit the Setup page and get your dedicated IP address.
  3. Open your Apple TV and go to Settings.
  4. Select Network and click on your Wifi connection.
  5. Configure its settings by scrolling down and selecting ‘Configure DNS’.
  6. Select ‘Manual,’ and enter the IP addresses you configured before.
  7. Restart your Apple TV and download BFI on it.
  8. Voila! you have BFI on your Apple TV now!

How to Watch BFI Player on TV

BFI Player offers its dedicated app for selected Samsung Smart TVs (2015-2019 models).  It means that you can easily stream BFI on TV using its app without hassle.

How to watch BFI Player on Roku

Great news for Roku users in the USA, Roku has officially launched the BFI Player app on their streaming platform. People in the US will enjoy all the classic British entertainment in their region with the help of Roku. The service costs about $5.99/month with a 30-day free trial for users, after which they will be charged for the service on a monthly basis.

Films You Can Watch on BFI Player

Here is the list of films that you can watch on BFI Player:

  • Paris, Texas
  • Mother
  • Breathless
  • Yojimbo
  • Once
  • Winter Sleep
  • A Bigger Splash
  • Knives Out
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • The Lighthouse
  • And Then We Danced
  • Little Joe
  • La Dolce Vita


Yes! BFI Player add-on is available with Amazon Prime with an additional cost of GBP 4.99/month with a 14-day free trial.

BFI Player subscription is only available on Roku in USA. However, you can subscribe to BFI from USA by switching your IP to UK IP address with the help of a VPN.

BFI Player free collection includes archive films that highlight the best shorts and features of the BFI National Archive as well as UK national, regional, and partner archives. On the BFI Player website or app, all green-labeled titles are free to watch.

You cannot download films from BFI Player. To watch content on BFI Player, from anywhere you must have internet access, a VPN, and devices that support BFI Player.

Wrapping-It Up

ExpressVPN is still my top recommendation to watch BFI Player in USA from anywhere since it offers dedicated servers in UK for streaming at the most affordable prices so you can have all the classic goodness hand-picked by the British Film Industry on your devices.

Salman Ahmed

A tech geek, movie buff, a binge watcher, and online gaming enthusiast. Salman Ahmed loves to blog about all the latest movies, TV shows, trends and happenings in the IT industry.

4 Responses to How to watch BFI Player in USA [February 2022]

  1. Alice says:

    Thanks for the post!

    I have followed the steps but still get the “Location not authorized” error. Any ideas?

    I use ExpressVPN.
    I am able to access BBC iPlayer so connecting to UK servers seems to work fine.)

    • Mohid Moosani says:

      Hi Alice! Try clearing your browser’s history and cache and then check, also change the device’s time to U.K time. Let us know if that works!

  2. Raza says:

    Have tried this myself and still not working with SurfShark.
    Any further ideas before I cancel?

    • Alex Pearson says:

      Try a different server of UK on Surfshark, if it still does not work then go for alternatives like ExpressVPN or NordVPN.

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