BBC iPlayer App Now Works On iPhone, Touch

We liked the BBC's iPlayer app when it rolled out in January, but it was only an option for iPad. From December 8, iPhone and iPod touch owners will also be able to install the app and access the service.

It's worth reiterating that the iPlayer app isn't a window into the iPlayer streaming service the BBC offers to UK residents; it's a separate collection of curated content, and you have to pay a monthly subscription fee to access most of that content. Nonetheless, it's still one of the most impressive TV applications we've seen for mobile devices. While the iPad version obviously has the advantage of a larger screen, having a selection of downloaded TV episodes on your phone could be just the thing for commuters. We're also hopeful that the appearance on a smaller device means that the BBC will make good on its promise to release an Android version.



    That's great news... IF WE WERE IN THE UK!!!!

    Next time, tell us that Walmart is having a special if you drop by 'your local store'

      The iPlayer global app is designed to work overseas (including Australia). Next time, maybe read the post?

        This has put a smile on my face for the rest of the day :-)

        I'm with Gish on this one.

        While Angus *did* say it's limited, I think this application is not worth the time or effort.

        Sorry BBC, but this is a chance for you to fight channel BT and you failed. MISERABLY.

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