How to use BFI Player
BFI Player is available on desktop, android devices, iPad and iPhone.
- Android tablets via your browser — you will be prompted to download a simple free playback app called Hook. Please follow the onscreen instructions to complete installation.
- iPads via your browser and iPhones — you can download and install the app from the iTunes store. Once installed you browse the website as before and the app will automatically start when you press play.
Our collections help create your perfect playlist. They include exclusive features about the films or the people who made them. If you need a starting point, each collection has a spotlight.
Finding a favourite
If you know what you would like to watch, click on "Search" in the navigation and the search box at the top of the page will take you to it. Enter film title, director or genre into the search box and we'll find matching selections.
Renting a film
We're not a subscription service, so you can rent a film at any time. First, please create an account so we can store your rentals.
You will need a valid UK banking card. The first time, we need all the card details. After that you can choose to pay with a saved card.
Once purchased you have 30 days to watch the title and 48 hours to complete it once you have started watching.