BBC iPlayer is now available for Windows Phone 8

Woohoo, finally the day has come. The BBC have finally made an iPlayer app, well a wrapper for the website anyway. Don’t expect some lovely Metro gubbins here.
BBC iPlayer is now available for Windows Phone 8
It is probably the number one app that people moan about when telling the world why they can’t use Windows Phone. So now the moaners are going to have to choose another missing app to moan about.
Although users will surely find something to moan about as the app is just a shortcut to the mobile optimized website, live tile and media player. My view is that it’s better than nothing.

BBC iPlayer is now available for Windows Phone 8


Watch and listen to BBC TV and radio programmes from the last 7 days on BBC iPlayer.

Features include:

– On demand content over Wi-Fi and 3G.
– Add shows to your favourites so new episodes are quick to find for you to enjoy later.
– Ability to listen to BBC Radio in the background.
– Browse programmes by category, schedule, featured and most popular.

It’s bad news for Windows Phone 7 users though.

Unfortunately, platform limitations with Windows Phone 7.5 have meant we’ve been unable to provide the same quality playback experience as on Windows Phone 8. This led to the joint decision not to make BBC iPlayer available on Windows Phone 7.5.

BBC iPlayer is now available for Windows Phone 8
BBC iPlayer is now available for Windows Phone 8
Head over to the link below, to give it a try. Then tell your anti Windows Phone friends that another missing app has been released.

Credit – Andy Stephens
Windows Phone Store Link – iPlayer
Source – BBC Blog

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  • Scot Cull

    Any news on Sky apps?

  • Eric

    So you could just have the bookmark shortcut to the BBC m.iplayer site?

    Also waiting SKY apps for WP8, but the time it took them to get it on the Android, I am not holding my breath. I do not use many apps but I do use the SKY apps, and I pay a lot of money each month to access the content, not getting it on my phone would be criminal for my sense of well being. Now I stick with Android.