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February 10, 2011

BBC iPlayer app now out for iPad and Android

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by Darren Allan

The Beeb’s dedicated iPlayer app has indeed arrived on both the iPad and Android as was leaked earlier this week by an online engineer at the company.

The iPad app can be bagged from iTunes, and the Android app, obviously enough, from the Android Market.

Some folks aren’t too happy with the Android release, however, as it requires Android 2.2 and Flash 10.1 – and obviously Flash isn’t a requirement when it comes to the iPad. But still, it’s better than nothing, which is what iPhone users have got thus far.

Pocket Lint notes that the Android version doesn’t have a high quality playback option, as there is on iOS. This means that the Galaxy Tab isn’t quite as impressive when it comes to the app’s picture quality as the iPad.

The iPlayer app streams via wi-fi, not 3G, but you can browse via the latter. It lets the user watch live TV, and catch up with programmes from the past week.

A US version of the app is expected come June, although that won’t be free, and will have some sort of subscription model attached.

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  1. As a very mobile ipad owner who spends all week working in Germany, the fact that this app neither lets you download, or supports any kind of subscription service makes it a pointless alternative to the already available web app….

    Comment by Nick — February 10, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

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