BBC iPlayer Now Available on iOS Devices

Great news that iPlayer is now available on iOS devices.

“@mikebutcherBBC iPlayer app launched for iPhone & iPod touch, w 3G streaming across all networks. Details:

Note that devices older than iPhone 3GS and iPhones and iPod touches that continue to access the mobile web version, will remain a Wi-Fi only service.

The BBC has today released its BBC iPlayer app for Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices, introducing 3G streaming across all mobile networks.
“BBC iPlayer app has live radio, TV, 3G/ wifi streaming, watch & listen again”

Will this be available internationally? It already is.
“Last week, the BBC announced an international version of the iPlayer iPhone app for audiences outside the UK, which is free to download but comes with a monthly subscription of €6.99 (£6.15) per month or an annual cost of €49.99 (£44).”

Viewing on AppleTV from iPad using AirPlay is easy but not obvious:

  • Launch BBC iPlayer app
  • Double-click your home button to bring up the multitasking tray
  • Swipe this to the right, which should reveal playback controls—on the iPhone, you’ll need to do this a second time, to see the AirPlay button;
  • Tap the AirPlay button (a rectangle with a triangle pointing upwards) and select your desired output device;
  • Play your video.


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