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BBC Select Review

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BBC Select is a documentary streaming service offering premium programming from the BBC. See programs based on history, travel, true crime, art, royalty, and more.

BBC Select
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Review

We tested BBC Select and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. BBC Select is compatible with Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, Mac, Windows, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.


Content

Movies

Users will see documentaries focused on history, culture, travel, true crime, politics, and more.

Some titles include “Mariupol: The People’s Story,” “Putin vs the West,” “Ukraine: The People’s Fight,” “African Apocalypse,” “A Life in Ten Pictures,” “Russia: 1,000 Years of History,” “Who Killed the Princess in the Tower?” “Joanna Lumley’s Great Cities of the World,” and “The Source Family.”

BBC Select
$4.99 BBC Select via amazon.com
7-Day Free Trial

Features

No Parental Controls

There are no parental controls for BBC Select.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, Paramount+ with SHOWTIME, and STARZ have parental control features.

Ads

BBC Select displays ads while watching content.

Offline Downloads

At least for Prime Video subscribers, titles can be downloaded.

BBC Select
$4.99 BBC Select via amazon.com
7-Day Free Trial

Compatible Devices

BBC Select is compatible with these devices:

BBC Select is not compatible with Amazon Fire TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, or onn devices.

  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Sony Smart TV
  • VIZIO Smart TV

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android Phone/Tablet
  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • Nintendo
  • LG Smart TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • onn
BBC Select
$4.99 BBC Select via amazon.com
7-Day Free Trial

Tech Specs

4K
1080p
720p

1080p HD

Most video streams are in 1080p HD.

Stereo Sound

Stereo Sound

Content has stereo audio.

BBC Select
$4.99 BBC Select via amazon.com
7-Day Free Trial

Ben Bowman is the Content Director of The Streamable. He cut the cord in 2009. He roots for all Detroit sports and is a fan of Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Edgar Wright, Paul Thomas Anderson, Billy Wilder, Buster Keaton, and the Coen Brothers. Ben streams on an Apple TV.

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