BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer
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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8

App requires

  • Xbox
  • phone identity
  • music library
  • media playback
  • data services
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Supported languages (1)

English (United States)
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Watch TV programmes live and on-demand with the BBC iPlayer app.
Designed for the best viewing experience, the latest version lets you:

- Watch live and on demand over Wi-Fi, 4G and 3G;
- Enjoy smoother viewing with less buffering;
- Browse new channel pages, themed programme collections and clearer categories;
- Keep track of programmes you love by adding them to your favourites;
- Access subtitles.

For more info and help with the BBC iPlayer app, visit
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  • by Jasmin 18/08/2014
    I'm not really sure what everyone else is talking about when they're saying its awful. Sure, its not amazing, but it works. The quality is 'on and off'; most of the time its good, but occasionally it will lapse and blur a bit. Its still watchable though. I haven't had any problems with buffering and, even when skipping parts of a program it only takes a few seconds to jump (I suppose this could be a bit faster). The design and layout is mediocre and, considering this is the BBC, to whom we pay license fees, I think it could be a bit more exciting. However, in general, the app works (although it could be improved in places), and I don't think it deserves all the terrible reviews it's been given.
  • by Jessica 18/08/2014
    Keeps crashing for Windows phone. Poor show of an app.
  • by alex 17/08/2014
    I really didn't mind the old one at all, mainly i guess because it worked....... How they have managed to f*** this up so much is beyond me. Did they not beta/alfa test it and find that cant play a program without it stuttering work no matter how fast the internet you are using??? This needs sorted fast.
  • by mark 17/08/2014
    Absolute rubbish. come on you tech heads cant you at least match android so us window users can also download a program and watch off line! Some where instead of just at home.
  • by Helen 17/08/2014
    Previously I was able to watch stuff with no problems - so long as it was through wi-fi. This was fine by me as I am a shift worker so can't watch programmes live. Now it won't work even through wi-fi. Constantly falters and freezes. Pathetic! I've been looking for a reason to stop paying the licence fee and it looks like I've found it! I refuse to pay £145 for a service I am unable to use.
  • by marcus 16/08/2014
    Wont work on windows . Wish i still had android.
  • by Matthew 16/08/2014
    Hoping the BBC release a native version of this app sooner rather than later. As a paying license fee customer I see this app as part of the service I pay for, so for the app to be so subpar is tarnishing my view of the beeb. Hopefully the xbox one app they are planning will lead to code filtering through to the phone app. I have complained direct to the BBC about this app, if you are annoyed you should too via their iplayer complaints contact form
  • by Philip 16/08/2014
    Worked wonderfully until I updated to Windows Phone 8.1 and now all videos are juddery.
  • by John 16/08/2014
    Does not work.
  • by M 15/08/2014
    Pointless! as my device (lumia 520) is not supported.