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 sport 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 for 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

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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 4.48.0

This release contains assorted bug fixes and small enhancements designed to make using the app a better experience. These include:

- some images should now load faster
- fixed an issue where it was sometimes not possible to see channel logo in images
- changes to the way voice over speaks certain elements of the app

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Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
4.3K Ratings
4.3K 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.

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.



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.


BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
127 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 Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
© BBC 2018


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