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
20 hours ago
Black screen no picture Used to be OK. Had the usual stutters and glitches. Now I get sound but no picture. Well done BBC another satisfied licence payer
A Google User
21 hours ago
I hate the latest version The old one is so much better please let us have the option to either have the new or old if possible please please! I hate the new one and so does so many others so please atleast give us the option
A Google User
23 hours ago
Stuttering Downloaded videos play back with stutter. Annoying!
A Google User
23 hours ago
Anti climax.... Was excited to see an update available but then what a fail. What kind of testing was undertaken before the go ahead for release?
A Google User
Yesterday 10:38 PM
Rubbish When is it going to be fixed on Nexus 7. Should extend time limits until fixed. The problem has been around awhile now should be tested before release. The public shouldn't be testing the software. BBC wouldn't wait months for my TV licence fee.