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)

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We know some Android KitKat users are having issues playing downloaded programmes. We're treating these issues very seriously and have raised them with Google who, so far, haven't been able to provide a fix. We're continuing to work with Google on this and hope the issues will be fixed soon.

For more info on these issues visit http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/tv/mobile/android_4.3.3_downloads
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- 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.

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:
What’s new in version 4.3.0?

- Better reliability makes for smoother viewing and browsing.
- Many bugs were harmed in the making of this update, like reinstating the download button on programme pages in the TV Guide.

As ever please send any feedback to @bbciplayer on Twitter or on facebook.com/bbciplayer
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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)

**
We know some Android KitKat users are having issues playing downloaded programmes. We're treating these issues very seriously and have raised them with Google who, so far, haven't been able to provide a fix. We're continuing to work with Google on this and hope the issues will be fixed soon.

For more info on these issues visit http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/tv/mobile/android_4.3.3_downloads
**

- 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.

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:
What’s new in version 4.3.0?

- Better reliability makes for smoother viewing and browsing.
- Many bugs were harmed in the making of this update, like reinstating the download button on programme pages in the TV Guide.

As ever please send any feedback to @bbciplayer on Twitter or on facebook.com/bbciplayer

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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
Yesterday 7:08 AM
Unusable downloaded TV. Since June 2014 Unusable. Big shame, iplayer was a previous favourite of mine. Downloaded TV still not working 16 Sep. Original problem was June 2014. When trying to watch a downloaded TV programme, app starts playing OK, after approx 15 mins the playback starts to jump/skip/continues glitching to end of programme. The sound of downloaded TV programmes is so full of glitches it is unbearable to listen to. Before the last update downloaded TV viewing worked well. iPlayer 4.3.0.82. Android 4.4.4.
A Google User
Yesterday 6:57 AM
☺ Works perfectly on line or off line on my Samsung galaxy tab pro 8.4
A Google User
Yesterday 6:35 AM
Not working When I click on a video it tell me to update when I already updated it???? It stop working now and I can't watch
A Google User
Yesterday 6:20 AM
Playback issues Since adroid 4 4 4 downloaded programmes jump and are unwatchable after 15 - 20 mins. I have reported this issue, BBC are working with Google to find a fix. Who knows when fix will arrive? Update 22 August still not working !!!!!! 18 Sep still no bug fix from Google !!!
A Google User
Yesterday 5:28 AM
Sony Xperia Z2 One of my stock apps. Works well with no pauses I'm the video (or audio) playback with the handset running Android 4.4.2.