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    BBC iPlayer's review

    Published: 2014-11-06, by .

    Catch up on your favorite BBC TV and radio shows and live stream through the app

    8.5
    • Search through the entire BBC catalog of the last 30 days
    • Cast content to your TV via Chromecast
    • Live stream or download to watch later
    • TV and radio content
    • Only available within the Uk
    • Downloading only available on Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich and above

    "BBC easy as 1-2-3"

    THE VERDICT

    The brilliant BBC iPlayer app lets you live stream any BBC UK channel and catch up on your favorite BBC shows from the last 30 days. Quick and easy to use, and with a bright and slick design, the contents are only available to UK TV license payers based in the UK.

    THE PROS

    Whether you're on a Wi-Fi or cellular network, you can swipe through the featured and favorite programs (TV and radio, local and national), browse by channel or category and filter by day and time. You can either stream past programs directly, or download them to watch later (downloading takes place in the background of your other apps). You can also cast all content to your TV using Chromecast.

    THE CONS

    The app's contents are only available from within the UK. And furthermore, you should be aware that when live streaming TV broadcasts, you therefore confirming that you have bought and paid for your TV license


    Original review from Nov 06, 2014

    Missed last Friday's episode of [i]Eastenders ? Maybe you want to relive the excitement of the Great British Bake Off final all over again. The brilliant BBC iPlayer app lets you live stream programs and catch up on your favorite shows from the last 30 days.

    Whether you're on a Wi-Fi or cellular network, you can swipe through the featured and favorite programs (TV and radio, local and national), browse by channel or category and filter by day and time. You can either stream past programs directly, or download them to watch later (downloading takes place in the background of your other apps). You can also cast all content to your TV using Chromecast.

    Sadly, as a Brit abroad, I can only indulge in BBC iPlayer when I am back home- the app is only available from within the UK. And furthermore, you should be aware that when live streaming TV broadcasts, you therefore confirming that you have bought and paid for your TV license.

    Original rating: 8.5/10 [/i]

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    Nov 06, 2014

    Description

    Features include:

    - Watch live TV
    - Catch up on the past 30 days
    - Watch on Wi-Fi and cellular networks
    - Download TV programmes to watch later
    - Browse Categories and Channels
    - Cast content to your TV using Chromecast
    - Share your added programmes across devices with your BBC account

    **

    We’ve developed the BBC Media Player app to improve video streaming playback on Android devices. You’ll 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:

    Photos/Media/Files

    "Read the contents of your USB storage" & "Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage"
    This permission is used to store downloaded programmes. The application must be able to write, read and delete these files.

    Device ID & Call Information

    "Read phone status and identity"
    This permission is used to read the Android "Device ID". This is an anonymous ID that cannot be used to identify the user and is not used to track the user. It is used by iPlayer's content protection system to ensure that downloaded programmes can only be played on the device that downloaded them. iPlayer does not use this permission to determine the device phone number, whether a call is active, or the remote number in a connected call.

    Other permissions (not explicitly mentioned when installing BBC iPlayer, as they are more general to most apps):

    "Prevent phone from sleeping"
    This permission is used by two features: Downloads & Chromecast.
    While downloading a programme, the application prevents the system from sleeping when the device is locked, so the download can continue. This is only active while a download is in progress.

    While "casting" a programme to a compatible receiver like Google's Chromecast, the application stops the system from fully sleeping when the phone is locked. This stops the application losing connection with the receiver so the phone can continue to control playback.

    "Full network access"
    iPlayer needs access to the internet to download programmes, schedules and information about programmes and configuration, and to send usage statistics.

    "View network connections"
    This permission lets iPlayer determine whether a network connection is available before accessing the network, and provide better error messages when it can’t retrieve data.

    iPlayer also determines what type of network connection is in use (Wi-Fi or Cellular) for the Downloads feature. Downloads are enabled when connected to a Wi-Fi network. On a cellular network, downloads are disabled/paused.

    "Test access to protected storage"
    This allows the app to check if there is space on your device to download programmes.

    "Pair with Bluetooth devices"
    This allows the app to stream audio via connected Bluetooth devices.

    To give you the best experience, certain details like your Search 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 http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/tv/app_privacy, or the BBC’s Privacy & Cookies site at http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy/

    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: http://data.companieshouse.gov.uk/doc/company/07100235

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    "Great"

    7.2

    Users comments for BBC iPlayer

    Rose Kilbride

    by Rose Kilbride

    Nov 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I think this app is really good. It let's you watch really good TV. The downside is that you need WIFI but u can download stuff

    Joseph Baker

    by Joseph Baker

    Nov 21, 2017  |  "Great"

    Very good. Please can you add the ability to pause a programme whilst it is still buffering? That is all that it's missing.

    Ella Fidler

    by Ella Fidler

    Nov 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Amazing!! ❤❤

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    by The ParoNastics People's Vids

    Nov 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Its very good. The problem that I had in my last review has been fixed so?

    Muyaa Hollinworth

    by Muyaa Hollinworth

    Nov 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"

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    Peter Bouquet

    by Peter Bouquet

    Nov 20, 2017  |  "Good"

    Why have you meddled with the home screen? The programmes that scroll horizontally are very difficult to navigate through. People on phones can scroll vertically comfortably, horizontal scrolling is almost broken as is. UX nightmare!