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 Steve 17/10/2014
    Very jumpy playback.
  • by Jamie 17/10/2014
    Works well, but why the hell did I have to agree to and signup for an xbox account to install it?
  • by Douglas 17/10/2014
    Useless stuttery/constantly freezing and crashing piece of rubbish. fix this please
  • by Neil 16/10/2014
    Overheats 1020, then stutters and means can only watch in 10-20 min sessions, was way better before recent updates.
  • by Stephen 16/10/2014
    Version 1.4 will not allow any live tv to work. Claims the service is unavailable. How hard can this be to write the app! Come on bbc
  • by Lindsay 16/10/2014
    I live in an area with poor broadband speeds. Iplayer help suggests that I reduce the quality so that I can watch a program without stops for buffering, however, I cannot find anyway to do this on the app and the help site does not have any detail on how to do if on my platform
  • by Andrew 16/10/2014
    Just keeps on freezing, took me 10mins to watch less then 5mins... What's a joke this app has become, mind you it was never perfect but this has to be the worst I have ever seen it. Sort it out and get a new team to do the job properly
  • by isaac 16/10/2014
    Good app, people say that it constantly buffers, not had this problem yet so I imagine they need to get better internet, easy to use and look at. Excellente!
  • by Lindsay 16/10/2014
    Phone itv, ask them who developed their windows phone app and hire them to do a new iplayer. Then fire the project manager, testers and whoever else was involved in the design, coding and acceptance of this sorry excuse of an app. How the hell did this piece of sh!t ever get approved as acceptable by anyone in the BBC?
  • by User 15/10/2014
    Much the same as other users, buffering and quality makes it unwatchable. Also now says that its experiencing "technical issues". Sort it BBC!!