Tag: iplayer

Festive Feature #11 – Google Chromecast down to £20

I’ve got the old version of this and I really wouldn’t do without it now. Watching a YouTube video, playing something on the iPlayer Radio app, iPlayer TV, All 4, NOW TV, Netflix, Spotify, Wuaki and YouTube. Just don’t mention Amazon Prime. Anyhoo, if you want to beam …

RATED – The BBC iPlayer Radio app

Welcome to the first in a series of articles celebrating apps which are an example to others on how things should be done. I’m probably preaching to the converted, but I wanted to talk about the BBC iPlayer Radio app. It’s available for iPhone,, Android and Kindle. For …

BBC launch iPlayer Kids app

If, like me, you have a little one in the house, you’ll know what a minefield it is keeping them safe while letting them having access to the internet. My little boy loves to watch people gaming on YouTube, but sometimes what appears to be a suitable clip …

New BBC iPlayer features announced.

iPlayer is one of the most popular apps out there. The BBC has had great success with it, with a staggering number of downloads per month. To its credit, the BBC routinely updates the app (albeit not the Windows Phone variant). The most recent version brings a series …

Is technology going to kill the BBC?

Over 1000 jobs are to go at the BBC – far more than originally thought – because “more than one million fewer people had a television set than was predicted in 2011”. What? Are people throwing their TV’s in the bin? No, no they’re not. Whether you like …

BBC iPlayer update for Android & IOS

Not long after we had the news about Windows Phone getting a nice update to BBC iPlayer, we see another press release from the BBC to tell us about the updated Android and iOS version. This seems to follow on from the smart TV update in March, so …

BBC iPlayer Radio downloads coming soon

  For those desperate to catch up on the latest episode of the Archers on BBC Radio 4, but unable to listen to it on the tube because there is no signal, your dreams have finally come true.  Announced via its twitter feed, the BBC have finally revealed that …

Don’t worry, Sky Go and Now TV is back!

A couple of days ago BBC iPlayer, Sky Go and NOW TV packed up for iOS users. The reason behind this seems a little mysterious, with a temporary work-around involving setting the date back a day, but that’d cause other issues trying to get onto the App Store. …

BBC iPlayer finally coming to Windows Phone

One of the most popular apps on Android and iOS has been really conspicuous in its absence so far on Windows Phone – the BBC’s iPlayer. Well we won’t have to wait much longer, as Auntie has just announced that they have done a deal with Microsoft to …

Developer Profile: Apposing

Great Britain has been at the forefront of technology for hundreds of years.  Since the industrial revolution the British have led the way with technological innovations that have improved the quality of life for billions of people around the world. From the steam engine to the television to …

BBC iPlayer now available on Jellybean devices

When Google decided to withdraw support for Adobe Flash player there was one obvious casualty…..BBC’s much used and much loved iPlayer. After some alleged pressure from the BBC, Adobe restored access to iPlayer on the Play store but it was still not natively supported for Jellybean devices and …

Updated: BBC launch iPlayer Radio

The BBC are today launching iPlayer specifically for their range of radio stations on iOS with Android to follow soon.  Unfortunately there is no word yet of a version for Windows Phone or Blackberry. Update: The BBC have now confirmed that no version for either Windows Phone or Blackberry …

BBC iPlayer for Android gets a new companion app

The BBC, Adobe Flash and Android Jellybean have all been a bit of a hot topic recently. With Adobe removing Flash from the Google Play Store which left users wanting to install the BBC iPlayer a little lost. Rumours are that the BBC put some pressure on Adobe …

BBC iPlayer Gets An Update

The BBC iPlayer app for iOS has been around for a while, recently it received an update with a cool feature along with some bug fixes. The added feature now allows you to download content and store it on your device for viewing in the future. Streaming TV …

Flash! Ahhh!!! Saviour of the iPlayer !!!

We knew that Flash was going and we expected him it to vanish from the Google Play Store. However “strategic partners” seem to have forced the hand of Adobe and it’s still there. Those “strategic partners” appear to include the BBC, who use the Flash technology in their …

BBC iPlayer to allow mobile downloads

The BBC have announced that starting with the iOS version they will be updating their iPlayer apps to support mobile downloads. The download is meant to be valid for thirty days, which makes me think we might see a few issues with jailbroke and rooted devices. The Android …

No iPlayer for Windows Phone after all?

Last week we told you that a Nokia spokesperson said there would be a BBC iPlayer app for Windows Phone 7 but now Pocket-Lint have the following quote from the BBC.. We are always looking at new and existing platforms to bring BBC iPlayer to, but have no …

BBC IPlayer coming to Windows Phone in the next few weeks

Yesterday at the launch event for the Nokia Lumia 610 a Nokia spokesperson told the INQUIRER that the catch up service from the BBC would be coming “in weeks”. Again the fact that this info has come from Nokia suggests it will be a Lumia only app. Also …

BBC iPlayer now offers 3G streaming for all

A new version of the iPlayer got released a couple of days back. If you update now then you’ll be able to watch TV across 3G – not just WiFi. There’s also improved streaming with new versions of Adobe Flash. The usual warnings apply of course, so don’t …