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 of KitKat. We're continuing to work with Google on this and hope the issues will be fixed soon.

However, Google have been able to fix the downloads stuttering issue in Android Lollipop (5.0), so be sure to update your Operating System when you are prompted.

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 Store.

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:
In this latest BBC iPlayer Christmas Cracker:

- Watch for 30 days! You can now watch and download programmes on iPlayer for 30 days after they’re on TV. So you can stretch that festive cheer well into the New Year.
- Going back home for Christmas? You can now change your location in Settings to watch on demand regional programmes via the TV Guide.
- As a Christmas treat, we’ve also got rid of a few more of those small, annoying, green things (bugs, not sprouts).
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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 of KitKat. We're continuing to work with Google on this and hope the issues will be fixed soon.

However, Google have been able to fix the downloads stuttering issue in Android Lollipop (5.0), so be sure to update your Operating System when you are prompted.

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 Store.

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:
In this latest BBC iPlayer Christmas Cracker:

- Watch for 30 days! You can now watch and download programmes on iPlayer for 30 days after they’re on TV. So you can stretch that festive cheer well into the New Year.
- Going back home for Christmas? You can now change your location in Settings to watch on demand regional programmes via the TV Guide.
- As a Christmas treat, we’ve also got rid of a few more of those small, annoying, green things (bugs, not sprouts).

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
6 days ago
Rubbish at servicing Android users. Unbelievable! It's broken yet again!
A Google User
Dec 17, 2014
Stuttering on Nexus 5 Used to be a great app. Now closes the video every minute for no obvious reason
A Google User
Dec 17, 2014
Shame I can't download to things to watch on the move
A Google User
Dec 17, 2014
Brilliant for catching up on missed tv Sexy
A Google User
Dec 17, 2014
Great Love this app so useful on long journeys will always use