How To Fix BBC iPlayer Error Code 201?

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Based on our research, the error you are currently experiencing appears to be temporary and may be caused by internet issues or incorrect device time settings. We have provided detailed information and solutions below to help you resolve this error.

BBC iPlayer Error Code 201

How to fix BBC iPlayer Error Code 201?


Fix 1: Power Cycle Your TV and Internet

  1. Power off your TV.
  2. Unplug your TV power cable from the wall outlet.
  3. Unplug your router power cable from the wall outlet.
  4. Wait for at least 2-3 minutes.
  5. Power on the internet and your TV.
  6. Check if the error persists.

Fix 2: Check TV Internet Connection

If the error persists, check your TV’s network settings to ensure it is properly connected to the internet.

Also, check if other apps on your TV are working. If not, there may be an issue with your internet connection. You can temporarily connect your TV over a mobile hotspot to confirm if your internet is working.


Fix 3: Update Date and Time Settings

If your internet connection is fine, but the error still appears, check your device’s date and time settings.

Use your TV remote to navigate to the Setup menu, choose Time and Date or Clock (depending on your TV model), and select Auto to set the correct date and time. Also, ensure that your timezone is correct.


Fix 4: Check for Updates

If the error persists, check if there are any pending updates for your TV firmware or the app for which you are having the error. If so, consider installing the updates.

If you don’t know how to check for updates then depending upon your device you can google the exact steps to check updates on your device.


Fix 5: Reinstall the App

If the error still persists, uninstall the app causing the error and restart your TV. Then, reinstall the app and relaunch it to check if the error still occurs.


Fix 6: Contact Support

If the error still occurs, check if other apps are working correctly. If they are, this is likely an app-specific error, and you should contact app support to report the issue.


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