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
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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:
Be sure to install this update so you can continue to watch downloads.
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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
**

- 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:
Be sure to install this update so you can continue to watch downloads.

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
Monday 11:47 AM
A Few More Options & They're Golden... You can't use this app unless you also download another, BBC Media Player. What?! So that sucked. You can't download anything unless you're connected to WiFi. This needs changing immediately. Sure, default-setting it to WiFi downloads, but then allow users to switch to mobile data (as with YouTube's Music Key service). You can't store downloaded material to SD, so unless your device has plenty of space don't even both trying this. Again, give users the option either way.
A Google User
Monday 11:17 AM
Not bad
A Google User
Monday 10:03 AM
Bbc Iplayer On wifi works fine....
A Google User
Monday 9:41 AM
Terrible Will not play already downloaded video. Gets stuck in queue. Says 516/516 Mb, but you can only watch over an internet connection. What is the point of downloading. Please fix, it's unusable.
A Google User
Monday 8:58 AM
Love it.