BBC iPlayer brings you the latest and greatest TV series and box sets from the BBC. Watch live, on-demand or download to take away with you - all in one app!

Enjoy watching live TV in the palm of your hand, from live news coverage, music and big sports​ events to great comedies, gripping documentaries and nail-biting dramas.

Watch the latest TV series and box sets.
Just missed the start of a TV episode you were looking forward to? No worries, with BBC iPlayer’s ‘Live Restart’ function you can start the show from the beginning and pause and rewind live channels part way through so that you don’t miss a thing.
Enjoy the benefits of signing in: start watching on one device and resume watching on another plus receive recommendations of shows we think you might enjoy.
Children need entertaining? No problem, you can create an account for a more child-friendly experience and your little ones can watch all of their favourite shows from CBBC and CBeebies!
Can’t watch a programme right now? Just tap the ‘+Add’ button to build your own programme playlist and watch at a time convenient to you.
Download to watch on the go anywhere, anytime.
Browse a wide selection of categories and channels and watch immediately on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Stream programmes to your TV using Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast*

*Requires a supported device and compatible supported device connected to your TV.

To give you the best experience, this app tracks what you’ve searched for. This can be deleted by tapping the ‘Clear History’ button on the Search screen. What you’ve watched and how long you’ve watched programmes are also tracked. You can turn this off by logging into your BBC account and turning off “Allow Personalisation”. The device uses performance cookies for internal purposes to help us improve the app. You can choose to opt out of this at any time from the in-app Settings menu. For more information about this and privacy, cookies and iPlayer more generally, visit the BBC iPlayer Apps Privacy notice at To read the BBC’s Privacy Policy go to

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at

The app was developed by Media AT (BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). Full details of Media AT are available on the Companies House website at:

What’s New

Version 4.57.0

Thank you for using iPlayer! Dive into one of your favourite box sets or explore something new. It is now easier to find the series and episode you want to watch.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
6.5K Ratings
6.5K Ratings

Editors' Notes

Our favourite BBC shows, whenever we want? Perfect! With the option to download and watch offline, we actually look forward to commutes and long flights. And the range of programmes is astounding—from the newest and best to iconic old classics.

KevinMusician ,

Difficult to watch audio described programs on the app

Can the development team please put on the roadmap the ability to toggle audio description from the play screen?
Currently, if I want to watch an audio described programme, I have to go into the audio describe section. If I’m lucky, the episode I want will be featured on the first page, otherwise I have to go into the A-Z and find the program i want. However, if it is a series, only the latest episode is shown with audio description. If I select a previous episode, the audio description doesn’t work. Also, if I’m watching an audio described episode from a series and the next episode launches automatically with auto play enabled, the next episode doesn’t play with audio description, even if the website shows that audio description is available. Also, at the moment you cannot currently download audio described programs.
Confusing to read? It certainly is a confusing way to try and watch audio described programs.

SereneMachine ,

Oh dear, too tricky to navigate and 'resume' sometimes disappears

Such a poor upgrade, it's so tricky to navigate. Other channel's apps are so more succinctly designed. It's do difficult finding programs, the icons are huge on the individual channel pages, eg it takes ages to scroll through just a few films. The home page is random, it's not always obvious how to locate ie the second episode in a series you've watched as only the first episode is displayed on the home page. There's no way to simplify the a-z search so you have to scroll through over 350 programmes in the documentary section, why can't i eg just press the 'a' sections or it's in a separate section in a grid format?I just don't think the navigation is intuitive enough. It's not immediately apparent how you watch live tv, my dad couldn't find it.... this is a shocker of a layout and so frustrating to use. And, completely annoyingly, is inconsistent in its ability to 'resume' a show. I keep having to guess where I am up to to continue watching programmes.

Editors' Notes

Our favourite BBC shows, whenever we want? Perfect! With the option to download and watch offline, we actually look forward to commutes and long flights. And the range of programmes is astounding—from the newest and best to iconic old classics.


BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
127.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
© BBC 2019


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