BBC Media Player

BBC Media Player


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

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:
This update:
* on the home screen, in order to provide quicker navigation, we've added links to BBC applications that use BBC Media Player
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Free
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3.4
User ratings
39191
Installs
5,000,000+
Concerns
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File size
10273 kb
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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 phone.

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:
This update:
* on the home screen, in order to provide quicker navigation, we've added links to BBC applications that use BBC Media Player

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User reviews of BBC Media Player
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
Thursday 8:19 PM
Doesn't play radio at all...stalls and had to un install
A Google User
Thursday 7:12 AM
Radio cuts out again After working ok for a couple of weeks we're back to no radio playback after 10 seconds. Re installing apps makes nodifference. Very frustrating.
A Google User
Wednesday 11:15 PM
I can watch my fav TV shows with no wait time or lag
A Google User
Wednesday 11:04 PM
Peter Good app no problems with it on my samsung galaxy s3 mini :)
A Google User
Wednesday 9:33 PM
Cant watch live tv now