BBC Media Player

BBC Media Player


BBC Media Player works with BBC websites and applications to provide video and audio playback on your Android device.

Once you have downloaded this application, continue to use your favourite BBC websites and apps on your Android device as normal. Whenever you play any video or audio the BBC Media Player will launch and handle playback of the content.

Permissions
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You may notice that when you install the app it asks you for permission to access your phone's network communication, phone calls, and system tools.

These are standard Android app permissions that are defined by the Google Android platform. The 3 permissions the BBC Media Player app asks to use are:

• Network Communication - full internet access.
Granting this permission provides the BBC Media Player app with access to the internet so it can play programmes.

• Phone Calls - read phone state and identity.
Granting this permission provides the BBC Media Player app with phone communication status and notifies the application if the phone rings or a phone call is in progress. We only use this permission to ensure that the BBC Media Player pauses if you receive a phone call and temporarily reduces its audio when you receive a txt message while watching a programme. The BBC Media Player app does not access or store any personal information, phone numbers or IMEI numbers.

• System tools - preventing phone from sleeping, retrieve running applications.
Granting this permission provides the BBC Media Player app with the ability to prevent the phone going to sleep when you are watching a programme.

Recent changes:
What's new in this version?
- BBC Media Player is now available to international users. So if you're outside the UK you can now enjoy content from the BBC World Service, including our Learning English website.
- Fixed an issue where, when content failed to play, "Try Again" sometimes didn't work.
- Fixed an issue where some clips were being cut short.
- Other minor bug fixes.
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User ratings
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Installs
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File size
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About BBC Media Player
BBC Media Player works with BBC websites and applications to provide video and audio playback on your Android device.

Once you have downloaded this application, continue to use your favourite BBC websites and apps on your Android device as normal. Whenever you play any video or audio the BBC Media Player will launch and handle playback of the content.

Permissions
-----------
You may notice that when you install the app it asks you for permission to access your phone's network communication, phone calls, and system tools.

These are standard Android app permissions that are defined by the Google Android platform. The 3 permissions the BBC Media Player app asks to use are:

• Network Communication - full internet access.
Granting this permission provides the BBC Media Player app with access to the internet so it can play programmes.

• Phone Calls - read phone state and identity.
Granting this permission provides the BBC Media Player app with phone communication status and notifies the application if the phone rings or a phone call is in progress. We only use this permission to ensure that the BBC Media Player pauses if you receive a phone call and temporarily reduces its audio when you receive a txt message while watching a programme. The BBC Media Player app does not access or store any personal information, phone numbers or IMEI numbers.

• System tools - preventing phone from sleeping, retrieve running applications.
Granting this permission provides the BBC Media Player app with the ability to prevent the phone going to sleep when you are watching a programme.

Recent changes:
What's new in this version?
- BBC Media Player is now available to international users. So if you're outside the UK you can now enjoy content from the BBC World Service, including our Learning English website.
- Fixed an issue where, when content failed to play, "Try Again" sometimes didn't work.
- Fixed an issue where some clips were being cut short.
- Other minor bug fixes.

User reviews of BBC Media Player
I cann't download from Russian
Oct 17, 2014
Mar 1, 2014
Working perfectly on Sammy G4. Full screen mode looks great...
Aug 1, 2013
It won't play at all on my Samsung galaxy 4 uninstalled gave up please fix it thanks
Jun 10, 2013
Tried uninstall and reinstall but can't get the catch up radio to work at all either through iPlayer or web, both use the Media Player. Had to resort to stream capture to save an mp3 in the end. TV works OK but not really interested in that on a phone.
Feb 12, 2013
Android Market Comments
A Google User
20 hours ago
Horrible Everytime i try and watch something it crashes and i have to take my battery out and put it back in. Will someone please fix this app
A Google User
20 hours ago
Terrible with Nexus 4, android 5.0 Haven't been able to watch anything. The program either freezes or crashes.
A Google User
22 hours ago
Blank screen. Crashes after 9 seconds Worked fine up until last week at first videos starting flickering. Now the screen is just blank and after 9 seconds it crashes and i have to manually end it. Please fix ASAP.
A Google User
23 hours ago
Doesnt work As soon as it goes to the media player, the tablet restarts. The bbc iplayer works but not the bbc media iplayer. Please help
A Google User
23 hours ago
Unresponsive Unstable player & difficult unresponsive to close