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 Stewart 23/11/2014
    Very reluctant to start on my Nokia 625, it's not the phone because the ITV player works without a hitch.
  • by david 23/11/2014
    Please sort out this app coz it's ****
  • by Alex 23/11/2014
    Not a dreadful app, just missing the necessary download feature, and it seems a bit basic, particularly compared to the iOS and Android versions. It can be a bit glitchy, particularly when opening the app. In my experience the quality of the picture is very good, but does use plenty on data.
  • by Toby 23/11/2014
    This app functions OK as Iplayer on pc works. This is however not ideal for a mobile app - the app seems to struggle with being on the move a lot more than other streaming services. Whenever I'm trying to use this on the train the stream is flaky and keeps dropping out - even when my signal is clear throughout. Netflix, for example, does not suffer from this problem. Using this app while at home and not moving, it works very well but I do not need iplayer on my phone for when I am at home. Secondly, the app doesn't seem to have an option to download and save any shows that I want to watch - if you're somewhere with inconsistent signal this app will do you no good. So overall this app works was an iplayer client, but it is not effective for being used on the move - which defeats the purpose of having iplayer on my phone!
  • by michael 22/11/2014
  • by james 22/11/2014
    Is a complete joke take's about 2 hours to watch a 30 minute program that's if it allows you to play it in the first place!!the old version was so much better and your tech guys should be working overtime to get this app up to a standard fit for 2014 \15 every review on here is saying how it doesn't work yet the BBC seems to be doing nothing about stars from another fed up and frustrated BBC customer!
  • by Alexander 22/11/2014
    Appalling. Used to work now it doesn't. I pay a TV license, I expect this to **** well work!!
  • by Jennifer 22/11/2014
    Could not select zero stars so it has to be one, but I would like to say that this app isn't worth -1 star. With the lengthy list of bad reviews for this piece of **** you'd think the BBC would of sorted its act out. But no, people with Windows phones are left in the dark ages. There's almost 3,000 bad reviews, come on. Pull your finger out, eh?
  • by georgia 22/11/2014
    Rubbish. Never works. Always buffering.
  • by Aneal 22/11/2014
    Good app.

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