BBC iPlayer APK

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Last updated: 2020-08-08

BBC iPlayer apk

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App Developeri.TV LLC
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Install on Android5.0 and up

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BBC iPlayer is iplayer,android,entertainment, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.21 by 48 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit i.TV LLC website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 736703+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

BBC iPlayer brings you the latest and greatest TV series and box sets from the BBC. Watch live, on-demand or download to take away with you - all in one app!

Enjoy watching live TV in the palm of your hand, from live news coverage, music and big sport events to great comedies, gripping documentaries and nail-biting dramas. Looking for a little entertainment for the children? Create an account for a more child-friendly experience and your little ones can watch all of their favourite shows from CBBC and CBeebies!


- Discover the latest TV series and Box Sets: from RuPaul's Drag Race UK and Glow Up, to Normal People and Seven Worlds, One Planet – we've got a wide selection of categories and channels to watch.
- Download shows to your device: save all your favourite programmes on your mobile or tablet device so you can watch them offline and at a time that’s convenient for you.
- Pause and restart live TV: just missed the start of a TV episode? Now you can pause and rewind live channels part way through so that you don’t miss a thing!
- Build a playlist of your favourite programmes: can’t watch a programme right now? Just tap the ‘+Add’ button to build your own programme playlist.
- Enjoy the benefits of signing in: start watching on one device and resume watching on another plus receive recommendations of shows we think you might enjoy.
- Stream programmes to your TV using Google Chromecast: please note this requires a supported device and compatible supported device connected to your TV.

To give you the best experience, this app tracks what you’ve watched on BBC iPlayer and how long you’ve watched programmes for. You can turn this off by logging into your BBC account and turning off “Allow Personalisation”. This app also tracks when you add something to My Programmes. You can remove programmes by tapping Remove. In addition, the BBC iPlayer app uses standard Android app permissions that are defined by the Google Android platform. The device uses performance cookies for internal purposes to help us improve the app. You can choose to opt out of this at any time from the in-app Settings menu. 

For more information about this, privacy, cookies and Android app permissions, visit the BBC iPlayer Apps Privacy notice at To read the BBC’s Privacy Policy go to

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at
To view some live programmes you will need the BBC Media Player app. You’ll need to install this separately from the Google Play Store. To make installation of the BBC Media Player as easy as possible, BBC iPlayer will prompt you to install it if it is required when you first play a live programme.

The app was developed by Media AT (BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). Full details of Media AT are available on the Companies House website at:

App ChangeLog

  • We’ve been making improvements and fixing bugs so you can continue to watch and enjoy iPlayer, whether you’re at home or on the go.

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.


Certificate Issuer:C:GB, CN:Unknown, L:London, O:Media Applications Technologies, ST:Unknown, OU:Unknown
Certificate Subject:C:GB, CN:Unknown, L:London, O:Media Applications Technologies, ST:Unknown, OU:Unknown





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Google Play Reviews

  1. Delu Miah-avatar

    Sign in issues If I turn TV off or if the TV does an update the log in details are lost. So I then have to go onto the BBC website to enter the code from the app each time the TV is unplugged or has a software upgrade. Otherwise the app isn't too bad. I don't have any issues with having to log into any of my other apps in the above scenarios.

  2. GoldDalek Who-avatar

    Was ok until Android update. Installation of Android 10 and now I get a constant cracking sound on every download playback. Does not happen if I live stream the same file, it only happens when it's downloaded. No issues with YouTube, Netflix , Amazon or any other application with Android 10

  3. Andrew Bardsley-avatar

    Andrew Bardsley


    Watched a programme on iPlayer on my Samsung tablet earlier and tried to load next episode.Screen went completely black. Have uninstalled and reinstalled three times and am met with black screen. Is their a fix? All other apps are working.

  4. Ron Pickering-avatar

    My review is for iPlayer Radio. I used to listen to BBC radio on my Android KitKat tablet. Now, I click on iplayer Radio and I'm told it's been replaced by BBC Sounds. So I try to install BBC Sounds and find it's incompatible with my tablet, because it's an older version of Android. So well done, BBC. Your new app is so badly written that it's incompatible with my quite decent 32gb tablet. Can't even leave a stinking review because I can't until I've installed the app. Pathetically bad.

  5. alexander puddick-avatar

    alexander puddick


    Outstanding range and breadth of content across all platforms. Well worth the money

  6. T-avatar

    Great in many ways. When watching a live channel you can move the timeline back and forward and pause. This fails when using Chromecast.

  7. Ruth Pool-avatar

    Disappointed there are no subtitles, I am using this for my 90 Yr old mother who is staying with me during covid19 crisis and its so frustrating for her.

  8. British TV-avatar

    🎉 As of the mid-January update, everything is working again! 🎉 The following was my original review: Live streaming works, but on ALL demand content is BROKEN! When you try to stream any on demand show, it says "This content is not currently available." When you try to download any on demand show, it gives the following error: "Network Issue There was a problem with this download. Please check your network connection and try again."

  9. Abs Meow-avatar

    Not well designed unlike other streaming apps. Needs a ten second skip forward/back like Netflix, Prime. On a touchscreen phone the purple bar is too small too press, to skip forward/back a bit. Easy to skip too far. Clicking on a show from the home screen has simple boxes for the seasons. Click on one and shows the episodes . However, searching a show from the search box, below we get the latest season, episodes and extras. A bother and gives away things in screenshots. No need for that page.

  10. andi calman-avatar

    I am hard of hearing, I have the BBC iPlayer app on my smart TV and it has the option for CC subtitles however, the same app on my Samsung galaxy 10 has no option for CC subtitles. Come on BBC what's the meaning of this discrimination to the hard of hearing? try watching news live, there is no subtitles, I expect this to be resolved ASAP. Simply not on.

  11. Jon Mooney-avatar

    Latest update (on Android) tapping the new Live thumbnail from the Home screen doesn't detect the Region set within the app.

  12. Lynne Connolly-avatar

    Love this app. Love catching up on soaps and other programs. Ive got no issues with this app

  13. Chloe Webber-avatar

    You have to select whih gender you are and when you press to choose the button doesnt even work. Ive been trying for the last 20 minutes now.

  14. Claire Harrower-avatar

    Claire Harrower


    Would give more stars but as someone who is deaf I rely on subtitles but apparently unable to access subs on the app.

  15. Alan Clarke-avatar

    Still can't expand to full screen so still rarely use mobile app as I asked about this a couple of years ago and wasn't a priority, so there's even more bigger screens out there now and still get black bars each side. This is the same on ITV app and I guess the others too, YouTube have done it why can't all the TV apps do it.

  16. Sarah Harrison-avatar

    live stream to a casting device usually unwatchable with lots of freezing and sometimes complete loss of the stream, it just switches off randomly, play back better but not always. Update... now have super fast broadband, has made absolutely no difference, app often steaming 2 hrs behind, glitches, live TV still unwatchable with constant pauses. Netflix, in fact all other live streaming services are perfect.

  17. Hannah Blanckley-avatar

    Hannah Blanckley


    Good app for the amount of shows you can watch but I have so much trouble when connecting to Chromecast. My WiFi connection is perfectly fine so I can only assume it's the app. It will buffer at random times during episodes and I have to disconnect completely from the Chromecast and close then reopen the app and try to reconnect. Did this 3 times over 2 episodes which was quite frustrating.

  18. Gordon Graylish-avatar

    Gordon Graylish


    This is Netflix designed by the DVLA... bureaucratic, slow, dumb. O am constantly asked to sign in ìn a 1990s complex process. Once on the app, no intelligence and runs slowly. VERY bad!

  19. Chris Cox-avatar

    Just doesn't work, despite a clear and otherwise fully useable WiFi connection this useless app tells me I have no connection so can't watch or download anything. Tried everything on the troubleshooting page, lowest common denominator is this rubbish app, excellent use of the licence fee, a platform that is entirely unuseable!

  20. Babz Connick-avatar

    Cannot get BBC iPlayer to work on my Samsung tablet. It says BBC iPlayer currently unavailable please try later. What is going on , I see many other people with the same issue and no response to any reviews from BBC. I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling but with no joy. Can you sort this or at least let us know what the issue is.

  21. Mehmoon Mehtab-avatar

    why do you need a tv licence can't it be for free.I wanted to watch stuff but you need tv licence even if you a under 15 or something. change it and I will give it 5 stars if it's happened as I wanted.

  22. Kazimierz Czapski-avatar

    Kazimierz Czapski


    great content, but a few things with the app could be imoroved. Can't zoom to fill screen, and would be nice to have pip mode. Seems to force system into landscape which can mess up multitasking/closing the app. Also why in 2020 do you still have to download a separate app (BBC media player)?!?!

  23. Ben Khan-avatar

    Was good up until Monday where the entire downloads feature just went completely missing. No idea why either and I've tried updating the app but it's still gone. Quite irritating as I was relying on my downloads as I'm stuck in hospital and don't have a stable internet connection all the time which sucks.

  24. jill balquin-avatar

    Since installing the updated iplayer app, it often doesn't connect and just gives me the message "not responding". My tablet won't play the iplayer website but i don't see why i should have to fork out for a new one when everything else works fine. Yet another reason to support the abolition of the licence fee.

  25. Silke Gross-avatar

    Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish. This app is so overloaded with information that it is impossible to find specific content. Will delete now.

  26. Kristofferson Silverfox-avatar

    Kristofferson Silverfox


    You can watch most of your favourite BBC programs but they're all in a low resolution

  27. Lucy J-avatar

    Why has this app stopped working? Have deleted and reinstalled but still happening. Just total black screen?

  28. Nasar Hussain-avatar

    Very bad app this is the worst app i have ever seen it deletes by itself then when i try to redownload it then it doesn't work and i have no apps so its not due to storage i suggest that they fix it because when it happens to more people then they'll have to do it then but its better to do it beforehand

  29. moonwine-avatar

    The worst search engine. Try search for "bbc news at ten" and it gives everything else. Do not bother.

  30. Vaughan Thomas-avatar

    When I try to download a programme it fails claiming that there is a 'network issue' and I should try again. However, this apparent network issue doesn't affect streaming which is fine. I can download from All4 and other sites with no problem.

  31. Paul Seddon-avatar

    Good app. Works ok but no option to adjust the picture to fill the screen so am left with blacks bars down the sides and sometimes at the top and bottom so lose alot of screen. Other streaming apps have this feature. Come on BBC!!

  32. Primal Convoy-avatar

    Extremely poor playback. Constantly gives error messages, plus the regular Android version has now been blocked by the BBC from being sideloaded onto The Nvidia Shield TV (even though every other streaming app's regular android version can be sideloaded with no issues). Just another reason to not bother paying the TV licence.

  33. zluqo-avatar

    I give this app 1 star(s) because when signing up for a BBC account on a mobile device, it does not allow you to select a gender and in order to create a BBC account, you must select a gender so you basically cannot create an account. -I'll give this application 5 star(s) when this is fixed.

  34. emma gammon-avatar

    App is good, but bbc need to get their priorities straight with regards to sending people letters and threatening them with baylifts when they are £7 behind. So close to cancelling licence altogether as I only use this app, never watch live TV. I can learn to do without the program I watch and be free from the almighty properganda machine who threaten their viewers, should be playing us to watch your slime!

  35. Jan Prior-avatar

    First time on using the app I found it easy to join (i usually don't!) and love the idea that I can take my phone around with me while I do my daily tasks and watch my favourite programmes.

  36. Seun Tobi Omojay-avatar

    Seun Tobi Omojay


    For now my beef is with the download facility. The downloads and even the entire app was disabled when I was off line. Or how was I supposed to access downloads if the app doesn't work offline? It doesn't even give options to play downloaded programmes.

  37. Ajmal Zafar-avatar

    When I try to register, the app doesn't allow me to select my gender which results in me not being able to use the app

  38. Watcha Want-avatar

    About time we had an option to fill the screen when watching content. The amount of large screen phones in use now, yet this app still can't take advantage of this. 😒

  39. Patricia Swarbrick-avatar

    Patricia Swarbrick


    Great app as on my bus journey to and from work makes the journey more pleasant

  40. Ryan McNair-avatar

    Can't access app on mobile data, only on Wi-fi networks. So no catch up or live TV streaming when out and about. Pain in the neck, why not support mobile data speeds? Huge let down imo.

  41. Grant Randall-avatar

    Excellent streaming service and app for the best TV in the world. Main down-side is the lack of fine fast forward or reverse rather than coarse pointing at progress bar.

  42. C Knight-avatar

    Im totally disappointed with iplayer on mobile because every time i try to watch something, it tells me it is currently unavailable. On the odd occasion ive been able to watch a programme, then its reasonably reliable but this persistent failure to launch content is really annoying.

  43. Garry Frost-avatar

    Tried watching this on my fire TV stick and every single program said something went wrong! We need to be able to have the choice of deleting this diabolical broadcasting company from our devises and not paying the over priced TV licence! The BBC is a joke, and not a funny one!

  44. Andrea Alstrom-Regan-avatar

    Andrea Alstrom-Regan


    Hate it so much, so you only have to log in once, come on your having a laugh.... Constantly have to log in, constantly get this content will not play on your device.. This app is a joke.

  45. Lisa M-avatar

    Love it but I can't seem to download programmes to my galaxy s9 says check network settings but I'm connected. I can play on demand just can't download. I've cleared cache allowed all permissions etc Please help tia ;)

  46. Karen Johnston-avatar

    good but app often breaks at times and won't start.

  47. Daphne Forrest-avatar

    Network connection required problem also afflicts BBC Sounds. How can you have an offline capability to watch downloads which requires you to have a network connection to open the app?! Very poor programming.

  48. Claire Charlesworth-avatar

    Claire Charlesworth


    Always so easy to use.Best Tv app. Can watch programmes live or from the beginning even when on tv and you have missed the beginning

  49. David Sharlot-avatar

    If a programme is live you don't seem to be able to restart it, if you are casting it, and not playing it directly on a device.

  50. Phil Baverstock-avatar

    Phil Baverstock


    I wanted sounds not iplayer, I was directed to this!!!

  51. Bryan Sturdy-avatar

    "We're always looking for ways to make the iPlayer app better". Please add external storage (SD card) support on Android then!

  52. Mason Grey-avatar

    Love this app. No ads, no buffering, great quality shows. Only thing it's missing is a 'skip recap' button. I give a 4.8/5.

  53. Rwt Malva-avatar

    Since the update It won't play shows. Either says "Content not available " or "Not Working " as usual with updates not thought through. Tried reinstalling but no difference.

  54. Andreas Tsiopani-avatar

    Andreas Tsiopani


    I am a satisfied newcomer that watches the regular TV BBC. But now I can watch BBC wherever I can get wi-fi, away from home.

  55. Richard Mullins-avatar

    Richard Mullins


    Version is constantly crashing on my Nexus 7 ver 2. It has previously been extremely stable and reliable.

  56. john brittain-avatar

    Many things to like about this app but live streaming is a total shambles. Constantly stop starts to point where any program is unwatchable.

  57. Caz Liu-avatar

    Good app to catch up on shows and series you miss .

  58. Bitz and Bobs-avatar

    I gave this app one star because my downloads option has completely disappeared include every one of my tv programs. Will give it 5stars when this is fixed. 😡

  59. Judith Spangenberg-avatar

    Judith Spangenberg


    Was superb, but after recent update, app repeatedly stops unexpectedly. please fix apap. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge with Android 8.0.0 and Samsung Experience 9.0.0

  60. Beth Jones-avatar

    Rubbish. It closes within 5 minutes of being open every time. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times but the same problem occurs.

  61. Angela Stevenson-avatar

    Angela Stevenson


    Really good app. I like that I can download things to watch when I'm not at home. Really good service.

  62. Simon Bates-avatar

    Why is the app closing down when my phone gets to the time limit for the auto screen lock for downloaded programs.My iPad never did it. So annoying, please sort it out

  63. Fredsterface Gaming-avatar

    Fredsterface Gaming


    Good. But the hd programs look really bad on my phone, even though my internet is good. Also add Sarah Jane adventures

  64. Josephine Simmons-avatar

    Josephine Simmons


    Was ok for a while then kept saying no internet which was wrong because there was internet so now not happy as will not it connect, can not download anything

  65. Laura



    Wanted to watch a 2014 film (6 years old at the time) and it 'wasn't available on iPlayer format' so I paid a massive licence fee for poor service. Not worth it BBC!

  66. The Wolf Man-avatar

    Great selection of programmes to watch, best feature is that you can download and watch anytime offline.

  67. Duzny - Geya - Fock-avatar

    Duzny - Geya - Fock


    Can no longer cast a programme you've restarted from the beginning even though you can watch it on your phone, it just casts the live programme

  68. margaret furlong-avatar

    margaret furlong


    I love the BBC i player, all top quality programs. They have all the best series and best of all no adverts.

  69. Julie Cullen-avatar

    Usually excellent and I use it all the time,, but updated yesterday and now nothing loads / works

  70. Gordon Donald-avatar

    poor app, too many crashes, and errors almost everytime i try do download, or playback.

  71. Hatter-avatar

    This app is brilliant, but I have a suggestion- Add a New section so that we can see new programmes?

  72. David Spate-Hannant-avatar

    David Spate-Hannant


    BBC iplayer is always crashing unable to load programmes for streaming. Not good.

  73. john scott-avatar

    Awful, downloads take all day , then when you are watching one it switches off the tablet and looses all the programs you downloaded for while you are away from home

  74. Eilidh Rankin-avatar

    Lots of issues using this on my current Huawei phone.

  75. Karen Coxill-avatar

    I watch shows and the app is just amazing ( match of the day , live football) everything you need is on this app download it, 5 Stars for sure

  76. Yannic Werling-avatar

    Please remove that 10 second penalty when pausing videos (and leaving the app). 0 or 1 s would be appreciated or make it an option

  77. Ian E-avatar

    @BBC - What's new? What's fixed? Openness and transparency please..

  78. Chrisii Cutler-avatar

    Junk! Keeps crashing before being able to watch anything!

  79. Shirley Mcclelland-avatar

    Shirley Mcclelland


    Had a easy time picking what tv channels to download can watch Eastenders when I miss one also got the Ith hub x there's a few more if I like can do them later

  80. michael pescott-avatar

    michael pescott


    Always very good, and use the catch up a lot of the time.

  81. Chris Rigby-avatar

    Keeps freezing and disconnects with signal showing good and 72 mbs.

  82. Peter Roberts-avatar

    Following update iplayer now says unavailable, no connection.

  83. Sara Stevens-avatar

    Doesn't work after update. Keeps saying no Internet connection

  84. Michael Boylan-avatar

    Good with one fault, it doesnt continue to play if you want to use other apps or look at emails etc

  85. Ceiber boy-avatar

    Something that worked and easy to navigate as been destroyed 😟

  86. Amira Mahamud-avatar

    I guess it's fine but why does it need internet can't it be an offline app ?

  87. Cerys Bell-avatar

    I was trying to sign up for the app and it was saying that my post code was wrong but it was not because I kept on cheeking it on my letters an it said what i typed in was right on the letter so if you are sign up to this app have a letter with you just in case

  88. Alia Shah-avatar

    I tried sooo long to sign in but it didnt let me it kept on saying go to your inbox so it really pissed me off

  89. trev phil-avatar

    No radio. Bbc sounds app doesnt install. Useless

  90. Stephen Salter-avatar

    Why can't I install iPlayer on my Nvidia shield Android TV?

  91. Elizabeth Harland-avatar

    Elizabeth Harland


    Could not install because gender bar does not work

  92. Polly Cox-avatar

    It's great!! It's the BBC I wouldn't expect anything less

  93. Emy Tubbs-avatar

    No longer supports downloads following latest "upgrade"

  94. PE C-avatar

    Love this app. Live on this app.Here or BBC Sounds, that's where you'll find me.

  95. michael monks-avatar

    Good but only in the UK.

  96. Jeannie Turner-avatar

    A load of rubbish. I just wanted to see tv on my phone. Not ready for quick access. Of course have it at home but this service is appalling.

  97. Stephen Lark-avatar

    What is the point of an app that won't let you register on a mobile device......typical bbc useless as always

  98. AGTX_tango-avatar

    I don't know what this app is like apart from the registration because when it asked me for my gender it won't let me chose my gender

  99. Fay Colville-avatar

    Bbciplayer layer is installed but hardly ever works

  100. paul BERMAN-avatar

    Incapable of downloading programmes to an Android 7.0 tablet. Customer support useless. Parrot advice.