BBC America is an American streaming app for movies and shows available only in the United States. It is a joint venture of AMC Networks and BBC Studios. BBC America has famous shows like Top Gear, The Graham Norton Show, Doctor Who, Killing Eye, Orphan Black, etc. BBC America is available for free in the Roku Channel Store. Let’s see the steps to watch BBC America on Roku.

BBC America on Roku

Features of BBC America

  • BBC America consists of movies, TV shows, Series, Documentaries and lots more. It mostly has Sci-fi and action genre contents.
  • This app offers BBC America Live and Full episodes with sign in. It also provides trailer, preview, behind the scenes clip of various contents.
  • It has categorized the contents into shows, movies, and full episodes for quick access. It also has a search option in the library to browse the contents.
  • The contents are available in 1080p HD streaming quality. It has Videos Extras which does not need sign in to watch.
  • It can resume the shows or episode from where it was left and has recently watched section to view the previously watched contents.

Pricing of BBC America

BBC America accepts a TV Service Provider subscription and does not possess a separate subscription. It supports almost all TV Service providers like AT&T Universe, Dish, COX, DirecTV, Spectrum, Optimum, Verizon, and many more.

Steps to Add BBC America on Roku

Step 1: Plug in Roku device to the TV HDMI port and launch Roku.

Step 2: Press Home button in the remote and select Streaming Channels by scrolling down.

Select Streaming channels

Step 3: In the Channel Store, Scroll down and select Search Channels.

Select Search Channels

Step 4: Type BBC America using remote and choose it from the suggestions.

Step 5: Select Add Channels to install BBC America on Roku.

select Add channel to get BBC America

Step 6: After installation, click OK in the prompt.

How to Activate BBC America on Roku?

Step 1: Search for BBC America in the Home screen of Roku.

Step 2: Select the app to launch it and an Activation code appears on the screen.

Step 3: Go to the BBC America site using a PC or Smartphone.

Step 4: Enter the Activation code and click Submit.

Activate BBC America on Roku

Step 5: Sign in with TV provider account and it will activate BBC America on Roku. You can stream your favorite contents.

BBC America on Roku

Alternative Ways

Sling TV

Sling TV has BBC America in its channel lists. It offers three plans for streaming namely Sling Orange, Sling Blue, and Sling Orange + Blue. The cost of the Orange, as well as the Blue plan, is $35 per month and the combined plan costs $45 per month. It has 10 hours of DVR storage and a good amount of on-demand content.

Philo TV

Philo TV offers BBC America along with other lifestyle channels like DIY Network, Comedy Central, etc. The Philo TV subscription costs $20 per month for 61 channels and allows 3 devices to live simultaneously. It does not have sports or local news channels. It has unlimited cloud DVR storage for 30 days. Learn more on Philo TV on Roku.


fuboTV on Roku provides 100+ channels including BBC America and it is available for free on Roku. It can stream in 2 devices at a time and has 500 hours of DVR storage. The subscription costs $59.99 per month with a 7-day free trial. It also has family packages for more channels and additional streaming devices.

Thus, You can watch BBC America by following the above steps. BBC America offers all the content in HD streaming quality. The contents are available in the app the day after the broadcast. If you have any suggestions with the above method, please do mention it in the comments.


1. How can i watch BBC America on Roku?

You can watch BBC America on Roku by adding it from the channel store, and you can follow the above steps for easy installation.

2. Is BBC America free on Roku?

BBC America is available for free in the Roku Channel Store, and a TV Service Provider subscription is necessary for streaming the contents.

3. Does BBC America has Closed Captioning?

BBC America has Closed Captioning for all the contents in the app.