BBC iPlayer v4.41.0.3

BBC iPlayer
Requirements: four.1+
Overview: We’ve developed the BBC Media Participant app to enhance video streaming playback on Android units. You’ll want to put in this individually from the Google Play Retailer.


Features embrace:
– Watch dwell TV
– Make amends for the previous 30 days
– Watch on Wi-Fi and mobile networks
– Obtain TV programmes to observe later (on units working Android four.1 and above)
– Browse Classes and Channels
– Forged content material to your TV utilizing Chromecast
– Share your added programmes throughout different units with a BBC iD account

To make set up of the BBC Media Participant as simple as doable, BBC iPlayer will immediate you to put in it while you first play a streamed programme.

The BBC iPlayer app makes use of commonplace Android app permissions which are outlined by the Google Android platform. The permissions the BBC iPlayer Android app asks to make use of are:


Learn the contents of your USB storage” & “Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage”
This permission is used to retailer downloaded programmes. The applying should have the ability to write, learn and delete these recordsdata.

System ID & Name Data

“Learn cellphone standing and id”
This permission is used to learn the Android “System ID”. That is an nameless ID that can’t be used to establish the person and isn’t used to trace the person. It’s utilized by iPlayer’s content material safety system to make sure that downloaded programmes can solely be performed on the gadget that downloaded them. iPlayer doesn’t use this permission to find out the gadget cellphone quantity, whether or not a name is energetic, or the distant quantity in a related name.

Different permissions (not explicitly talked about when putting in BBC iPlayer, as they’re extra common to most apps):

“Stop cellphone from sleeping”
This permission is utilized by two options: Downloads & Chromecast.
Whereas downloading a programme, the appliance prevents the system from sleeping when the gadget is locked, so the obtain can proceed. That is solely energetic whereas a obtain is in progress.

Whereas “casting” a programme to a appropriate receiver like Google’s Chromecast, the appliance stops the system from absolutely sleeping when the cellphone is locked. This stops the appliance dropping reference to the receiver so the cellphone can proceed to manage playback.

“Full community entry”
iPlayer wants entry to the web to obtain programmes, schedules and details about programmes and configuration, and to ship utilization statistics.

“View community connections”
This permission lets iPlayer decide whether or not a community connection is out there earlier than accessing the community, and supply higher error messages when it may’t retrieve knowledge.

iPlayer additionally determines what sort of community connection is in use (Wi-Fi or Mobile) for the Downloads function. Downloads are enabled when related to a Wi-Fi community. On a mobile community, downloads are disabled/paused.

“Check entry to protected storage” 
This enables the app to verify if there may be house in your gadget to obtain programmes.

To offer you with the most effective expertise, sure particulars like your Search Historical past and Added programmes could also be saved in your gadget or securely on BBC servers.

To analyse and enhance the app, it additionally makes use of applied sciences much like efficiency cookies utilized by the BBC. You may alter your settings for this in your gadget. For extra details about this and privateness, cookies and iPlayer extra typically, go to the BBC iPlayer privateness FAQ web page at, or the BBC’s Privateness & Cookies website at


Thanks for letting us find out about points with downloads.
This launch improves the way in which downloads are saved.
We’re persevering with to work on lowering failures.
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