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BBC iPlayer

By Media Applications Technologies Limited

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Keep up with BBC TV on the go.

The BBC iPlayer app now lets you:

- Download TV programmes to watch on the move

- Watch live on Wi-Fi and 3G/4G

- Catch up on the past 30 days

- Add shows to your Favourites so new episodes automatically stack for you to enjoy later

- Stream programmes on your TV using Apple AirPlay on iOS 5 and above

- Browse programmes by Schedule, Featured and Most Popular

To give you with the best experience, certain details like your Search History and Favourites may be stored on your device or securely on BBC servers.

To analyse and improve the app, it also uses technologies similar to performance cookies used by the BBC. You can alter your settings for this on your device. For more information about this and privacy, cookies and iPlayer more generally, visit the BBC iPlayer privacy FAQ page at, or the BBC’s Privacy & Cookies site at

What's New in Version 4.6.0

You can now watch live TV for your home nation; simply choose from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in Settings.

We’ve also fixed various bugs, so you can now:

- Unplug your headphones without the app crashing;

- Dismiss notifications while watching and it won’t cause the video to buffer.


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Customer Reviews

Good app

Love the app and the ability to download programmes & watch when you're not online. Helped tonnes during a recent long flight!

However, two main issues:

1. I have 4G with unlimited data - I should be able to have the choice to download even when I am not connected to wifi.

2. When I download programmes over wifi, it seems I need to leave the app open. Would be better if it just downloaded in the background. Especially when you have a queue of programmes downloading.

Overall a great app, but would be 5 stars with the above implemented

Unable to watch downloaded progs without data connection

Great app, but 1 issue - used to be able to watch out and about without a data connection, now with latest version an annoying 'can't connect to I player' appears and won't go away, once this is fixed it'll be back to its best!


I got this and u can watch free episodes and series of thing s for example i looove cbbc and it's all on there so for those who say its rubish it's amazing oh and by the way mi i player dosent crash so sorry for the ones that it does

Love caitlin:)

BBC iPlayer
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: 25 February 2015
  • Version: 4.6.0
  • Size: 16.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Media Applications Technologies Limited
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.

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