BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer


Features include:

- Watch live TV
- Watch over Wi-Fi and cellular networks
- Download TV programmes to watch later (on devices running Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich and above)
- Scroll through and find Featured and Most Popular programmes
- Browse through Category and Channel pages
- Cast content to your TV using Chromecast

We have developed the BBC Media Player app to improve video streaming playback on Android devices. You will need to install this separately from the Google Play marketplace.

To make installation of the BBC Media Player as easy as possible, BBC iPlayer will prompt you to install it when you first play a streamed programme.


Here's a list of devices that are currently able to receive video downloads: http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/mobile_tablet/android_downloads_device


The BBC iPlayer app uses standard Android app permissions that are defined by the Google Android platform. The permissions the BBC iPlayer Android app asks to use are:

Read phone status and identity – allows us to securely link downloads to your device, so they cannot be copied to another.

Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage – allows the app to save images, metadata and downloads.

Full network access- allows the app to access the internet.

View network connections - Allows the app to access details about network connectivity i.e. whether the device is on Wi-Fi or 3G/4G.

Prevent phone from sleeping – enables downloads to be performed in the background.

Test access to protected storage – allows the app to check if there is space on your device to download programmes.

Recent changes:
Live playback improvements.
Various bug fixes.
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About BBC iPlayer
Features include:

- Watch live TV
- Watch over Wi-Fi and cellular networks
- Download TV programmes to watch later (on devices running Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich and above)
- Scroll through and find Featured and Most Popular programmes
- Browse through Category and Channel pages
- Cast content to your TV using Chromecast

We have developed the BBC Media Player app to improve video streaming playback on Android devices. You will need to install this separately from the Google Play marketplace.

To make installation of the BBC Media Player as easy as possible, BBC iPlayer will prompt you to install it when you first play a streamed programme.


Here's a list of devices that are currently able to receive video downloads: http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/mobile_tablet/android_downloads_device


The BBC iPlayer app uses standard Android app permissions that are defined by the Google Android platform. The permissions the BBC iPlayer Android app asks to use are:

Read phone status and identity – allows us to securely link downloads to your device, so they cannot be copied to another.

Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage – allows the app to save images, metadata and downloads.

Full network access- allows the app to access the internet.

View network connections - Allows the app to access details about network connectivity i.e. whether the device is on Wi-Fi or 3G/4G.

Prevent phone from sleeping – enables downloads to be performed in the background.

Test access to protected storage – allows the app to check if there is space on your device to download programmes.

Recent changes:
Live playback improvements.
Various bug fixes.

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User reviews of BBC iPlayer
Won't play at all on my Samsung galaxy s4 gave up uninstalled it please fix it thanks
Jun 10, 2013
Android Market Comments
A Google User
19 hours ago
So blurry and low resolution Do not install
A Google User
22 hours ago
Downloads. Not working.
A Google User
23 hours ago
Was 5* but no longer For the past month has not worked on Nexus 7, judders after 17 mins unwatchable. Have now had 3 programmes missed due to this issue. Fix it BBC, need it back loads of trips booked.
A Google User
23 hours ago
Stuttering like mad on nexus 7 After less than a minute on high quality downloads, only way to stop stuttering is to pause for twenty seconds every twenty seconds to let the video and audio catch up. But that's almost as annoying as the stuttering
A Google User
Yesterday 7:57 PM
Still issues with playback Come on BBC you take enough licence fee from us. Disgraceful this has STILL not been sorted.