Keep up with BBC TV on the go.

The BBC iPlayer app 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 programmes to watch later
* Sign in to your BBC account to resume programmes across your other devices
* Stream programmes on your TV using Apple AirPlay
* Browse programmes by Schedule, Featured and Most Popular

To give you the best experience, certain details like your search history, watch history and Added programmes 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

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 4.41.0

This update introduces Quick Actions for the iPhone 6s and above. Use 3D Touch to get to Search and Downloads from your device home screen.

Thank you for continuing to let us know about the issues some of you are experiencing with downloading programmes. We are continuing to work on reducing download failures with further updates coming soon.

Thoughts and feedback welcome @bbciplayer on Twitter or

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5

2.3K Ratings

2.3K 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.



Please by all means improve the software to improve the technical function but please stop changing the interface, I have only just got used to the last changes (not that my favourite shows was anywhere near accurate!), however, I did find it easy to navigate. You are worse than a supermarket for changing things round so your customers (yes, we do pay for this service) cannot find things. We are not all teenagers who require constant changes to keep us engaged, I really do not like the homepage, it is way too busy; in fact it looks like channel 5. I will now have to go straight to the categories to find something to watch rather than having a scroll through the homepage and happen upon something that interests me. Not impressed.

I’m not so sure now

little boy jonny

I loved this app so much because I could watch back shows without to download them again on the television. Because it got annoying so, when I found this app I was quite proud until the recent update where are you now have to sign in or register an account before watching I don’t think it’s fair to people being. Almost forced into having to create an account just watch programs which you don’t have to do on television but if you don’t mind that, then this app is the app for you. Thank you for reading this review I hope you found it helpful to your decision on whether or not you should download this app.😀


BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
110 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© BBC 2018


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