BBC iPlayer App ->(Airplay)-> ATV results in "An error has occurred"

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by melvynadam, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. melvynadam macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2010
    I am outside the UK but using BBC iPlayer (via a VPN connection) on a 4th gen iPad as well as my iPhone 4. The playback is flawless - stutter free and crisp.

    Yet, when I try to Airplay it to my Apple TV (3rd generation) I get an error on-screen: "An error has occurred".

    I know I'm not the first to see this but I can't find answers. Anyone got a solution I can try?
  2. institute macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2012
    This happens often with the live feeds I find. Have never found a clear answer why.
  3. f00b4r macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2013
    When you Airplay you remove the middle device like an iPad, so all of a sudden the BBC knows you are not in the UK.
    If the ATV was configured for the unblock service as well then it should work.
  4. institute macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2012
    Ahh, but it is. I use my ATV to receive US Netflix (outside of the US of course).


    I can also Airplay any bbc show that is archived rather than live streaming.
  5. tomwilley macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2008
    Because I use a DNS service (StreamVia) and modify the DNS server setting in my router to their DNS, anything that I connect to for iPlayer works well.

  6. dugbug macrumors 65816


    Aug 23, 2008
    Somewhere in Florida
    crackle used to do this a lot when it returned from playing an interstitial ad.
    Does bbc player interrupt streams for ads? It may not have anything to do with your DNS, location, etc.

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