BBC iPlayer APK

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Last updated: 2019-11-09 21:31:56

Watch on-demand, live or download great TV series and box sets from the BBC.

BBC iPlayer apk

APP Information

App Download Version4.82.0.1 (48200001)
Updated2019-11-09 21:31:56
Apk Size38.47 MB
App Developeri.TV LLC
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.x and up

Download BBC iPlayer APK

App Description

BBC iPlayer is iplayer,android,entertainment, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.33 by 45 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 4.1.x 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 BBC iPlayer APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 644118+ 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 Strictly Come Dancing and RuPaul's Drag Race UK, to Luther and Blue 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 favour 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 Spring cleaning the app and squashing more bugs, so you can enjoy iPlayer, uninterrupted!
  • Try something new or binge on your favourite box set with a new and improved look up to find the series and episode you’re after.

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

The main reason for the 2 stars is the downloading of programmes for offline use. My internet connection is generally quite good and stable, other media applications have no issues streaming or downloading content whilst I am using the internet for games or other streaming. Iplayer on the other hand, whether I am doing nothing or watching a film, will refuse to download a programme for offline use, and regularly fail the download (or be painfully slow! and then cut out).

Good content, great quality. Just one niggle. I download programs as I watch when on a rural bus journey. Often I go to watch them and it tells me the app isn't working because there's no network connection! That's why I downloaded them so please give us the option of going straight to downloads.

I am not sure what happened,but I was thrown out by last apt and had to down load format, which did like the see to be limited choices and down loaded things seem to all have listen or lose it tag.whils some drama is still listed for years.i never seem to get the range of programs on the radio.iy hard work to remove programs listed,as the keep being listed per show on ongoing list.terry prachratt is listed for few week, whilst Daphne de,seem to be longer than she been dead.

Used to be really good, now rubbish since they decided to remove many programs and make you pay to watch them on their 'BritBox' service, despite the fact as licence payers we have already paid a hefty fee, something which has apparently escaped the attention of those on the Management Board.......

It's Ok to download programmes to watch later offline, however the browsing interface could be much better, for example going to entertainment category doesn't provide with all the programmes available. Only really useful if we already know what programme to look for and manually search for it. Needs improvement in my opinion.

The inability to rewind a programme, or watch from start, that you're watching live while casting is ridiculous! I can do it watching on my mobile so why aren't we allowed to when I cast it? Needs addressing.

The pixelation of iPlayer is abismol. There are some programs that you can bearly make out the pixelation is so bad. And it doesn't matter what devise it's on. Other TV apps don't do it.

Excellent app. I can save where & what I've watched. Subtitles are available for all the content. Never crashes. If only all the other hubs worked so efficiently.

This app used to have "Go to downloads" when it was offline. This feature has been taken away in the newest update meaning I can't watch downloads offline. Explain?

So when you leave the country you are forbidden to watch the TV that you are charged for, I object to paying for natonal radio stations, local radio stations, the world service etc via a TV licence, then find if I'm on holiday for two weeks my iplayer locks out!

There should be an option to choose between download via cellular or Wi-Fi and not just Wi-Fi. Very restrictive in my opinion.

Obviously love the content, but the video compression is absolutely pants. You can't have programmes as dynamic as Strictly and not pay attention to this!

I tell you what, when it comes to catching up on football with Match Of The Day and MOTD2 this doesn't disappoint. If I can't be bothered turning on my pc and going on Google I'll open this up. Not clunky, not slow. Just what I needed. And this is the best thing about my Monday and Tuesday. When I miss out on the episodes live as I have school ill watch them on Monday and Tuesday! Thanks BBC, just what I needed!

I had an app that worked seemlessly across devices and since the BBC Sounds app arrived it doesn't. My 3 year old Samsung TV has iPlayer but not BBC Sounds (i have all their updates) and so you have made my equipment obsolete, what a waste of the planets resources. Now you have removed content from iPlayer. Hateful bullying. I'm now campaigning to see you made commercial because you are no longer a social good just another big business bent on capturing my data to share for profit.

Excellent in every way. Not sure why bbc has created such a poor replacement with sounds app. Now i cannot use this app anymore as i cant get beyond first screen before it tells me that i need to use sounds app to continue. Why is bbc not being accountable for poor quality of sounds and is railroading customers to use something inferior. Feedback is not being listened to

Far, far superior to the atrocious BBC Sounds - iPlayer shows loads of programme-related information, for upcoming programmes as well as for those broadcast already. Excellent user interface. Extremely shameful of BBC to withdraw this application, leaving us with only the awful Sounds as a source of time-shifted radio programme listening.

Can't install BBC Sounds. Many people will lose out when iplayer is removed. Not clever BBC! Why not leave it alone?

Has always worked for me, but then today after leaving it in the background for a minute or two, it decided to freeze on me. Steps taken to remedy – Force-stopped, It did nothing. – Then I cleared cache, data and then force-stopped again; it did nothing. Surprisingly. – So I reinstalled it. But guess what? ...It still doesn't work! It just shows a black screen indefinitely when I attempt to load the app. Phone specs LG G5 SE – H840 running Android 7.0 Bootloader unlocked, still factory ROM

Useless. You HAVE to sign in even if you don't want the services they are demanding you sign in for. I can watch what I want on smart TV without having to sign in but if I want to watch TV on my tablet it's impossible without having an account. Harvest your data somewhere else you cultural vandals. Makes me, a BBC supporter of long standing, want to not pay my TV licence. PS the radio player shows the way it should be done and you're destroying it to make way for sounds? Idiots.

Very handy for catching up with missed programs but a bit disappointing that you can't save to the installed SD card.

Clear and easy to use, defaults to dark screen, no stutter when scrolling long lists, no pointless white space between items, simple to browse RADIO programs, no desperate attempts by the BBC to ram their "Podcasts" (just radio programmes trying to be relevant to the audience they are actively losing) down your throat even though there are hundreds of better tailor-made podcast apps, used to work with older generation devices, enabled access for all, fulfilled BBC's commitment to the public ⚰️

Hi Devs. Great work for fixing many issues with this app. One of the best apps so far, like hands down. A suggestion, Since smartphones are getting larger displays like the Samsung's Note 10 plus, iPhone 11 pro max and OnePlus 7 Pro etc... Could you please update the app so the videos can fit the whole screen not just half for smaller screen devices. This would actually make watching the shows more enjoyable. Thanks

Keeps deleting my downloads. Only way to get them back is to uninstall & reinstall, then download them again.

This app worked ONCE. Now it crashes before opening every time. I wanted to catch up with the shows I missed, while on holiday, the next morning over a cuppa. Useless app. I've uninstalled and reinstalled THREE TIMES. I've given up now!!! I wanted to award zero stars but had to give it 1 to leave this feedback.

If you make Picture in Picture (PiP) available, DIRECTLY THROUGH THE APP, to enable continuous watching while being able to continue to look at websites etc.This would be a great help and improvement. Thanks. It (PiP) is available on the STV Player app, for example.

I used to love the iplayer app, for traveling it was fabulous to download programs, dont know what's happened but cant download anything now!!! Ive updated the app but still wont work. Absolutely useless now, you can only watch when you have internet connection, such a shame and no explanation of why so really annoying

Despite having programmes to watch off line saved to my phone ( Pixel 2 , Android 10), the downloads section on the app only becomes active when you are On-line! Kept getting network error. Was on a plane last night. Couldn't watch a thing.

Still no ability to download over 4G and queued downloads don't automatically start when WiFi becomes available! No ability to download a series (manually or automatically) No ability to choose SD Card Storage No quick rewind/forward buttons Tiny buffer so streaming via 4G stops at the slightest loss of signal. As a commuter this app is useless☹️ Come on BBC! You make some of the best content in the world and you're not short of cash - you could surely build a world class app, no?

Regular errors. Often fails to download programs, and for some reason still insists on having a WiFi connection for downloads... If I have unlimited data, why should the BBC care if I download on 4G? Could be so much better but error prone and not user friendly.

Great game epically the adverts that are not there you can get lots of things including doctor who and not going out.

I left a similar review about 2 months ago, and still I am having the same problem. It is practically impossible for me to download any video, !as it keeps saying to me that there is no connection, despite the fact that there is. At one point I really enjoyed the app, but until this change, I feel obliged to leave this review.

Unfortunately lately the app seems to be unable to load, keeps saying no internet connection when i am connected to functional wifi. Ive had the app for ages and yhis has only starrted happening in the last few weeks/month so im guessing something in the last update causing a glitch? Using a Onplus 5 (Android) hope itll get back to its normal brilliance soon!

I have tried several times to run this app the first time of reinstalling no problem it runs ok second time of viewing it freezes before I can select anything.. I have it installed the app on my browser and it works like a dream every time. basically this app can't stand alone on my main Acer computer. Total rubish

so the bbc has sold out to google. that explains why they are continualy pushing the sounds app at us.

Latest update totally made my favourite app useless. I have done a soft and now hard factory reset on my Samsung tab 3 and only loaded the iplayer and still any attempt at downloading for later fails but will play the episode which is no good when out and off-line. I wanted to give zero stars but had to give 1 to be allowed to post feedback.

Have a BBC account, yet unable to sign in constantly told my password is incorrect

Randomly signs me out while im in the middle of watching a show. Very frustrating.

It works. But it does annoy me when a company doesn't detail exactly what they've changed in a new version. Could've slipped in anything. User might not want some things.

I was unable to view anything except a black screen so I uninstalled then reinstalled this app but it still had a black screen. I then saw a notice stating that Beta programme is currently full so I'm assuming that I cannot use it. I'm now wondering why I pay for my TV licence on Direct Debit.

Another example of if it ain't broke don't fix it. RIP radio iplayer. Worked well for me. Now, maybe too many eggs in one basket!!! Less inclusive, more productive.

Worst streaming service I've come across and not just the clunky app but the lack of quality content and the inability to unsubscribe and cancel payments. Do not download, you will literally have to pay for it for the rest of your life. If anyone knows of a way to get round paying the bbc for watching/using non bbc content, please let me know as they want me to pay them to play the games that i bought on a console and TV that i bought. Thievin bar stewards.

There is no option to download a show on a mobile connection. There is no reasonable explanation why this is restriction is still there in this day and age. I have a 100GB data limit.

I am not sure why none of the bbc programme are showing on the Samsung S10+ full screen.

Why on earth do you continuously ask "have you got a tv licence? every time you log in. Yes I have got a tv licence but why can't this information be saved in the app? Perhaps invest some of the licences payers"money on this instead of spending it on endless cooking programmes and quiz shows?

Cannot download with the latest update. Yes I have deleted it and downloaded again and yes I have turned my Samsung Tab 3 off and on again and yes I have deleted all stored cache data. Worked very well before

Brilliant- used daily. The app shows fullish text info, has a dark theme, sleep timer, autoplay works as desired. Tried the Sounds app- that has a big list of shortcomings so Keep Iplayer Radio !!

A really Brilliant and extremely enjoyable to use application for you to access great choice of programmes to watch it's easy to use and searching for a programme that you've missed or are interested in watching is a great way to unwind and enjoy great T.V. shows I've recommend this application to my family aswell as friends as it's a great application for you to access great choice of programmes and I have been enjoying the easy of use when your looking for a programme to watch Really Brilliant

This must be about the 15th update and it's still not working. The player bar and header titles still remain on screen and the latest update is back to sending the tablet to sleep. Seriously fed up with it.

Only thing I have an issue with is the TV guide. It only gives concise info on programs available to play, not what's coming up.

App is working well with the older phone with the new S10 + the video do nof cover full screen. I have set the force full screen option from phone setting but still video is in the middle of screen.

No support for HDR, 4K or 21:9 aspect ratios, which are available on all modern TVs and mobile devices. We pay a license fee for this so step it up, BBC.

Poor connection and not there a fault your end x

Does what it says on the tin and the added box sets and content availability over the old 30 days is a big bonus. Chromecast compatibility is great with quality higher than freeview in many use cases.

Still subtitles fall out of sync - weirdly on specific programs while others are properly synced. The homepage is cluttered with crappy programmes that i can't imagine most people actually wanna watch.

Only way to update is to uninstall and reinstall. Must be due to deficiency in Google Play which appears to be biased towards sponsored apps as they always get updated even if not wanted.

Always interesting and informative content, with more in depth information regarding stories making the headlines, and especially those that, maybe have not done so

I always enjoy that bbc app, really easy to use can on any device also google chrome mean can watch on tv. one thing I would like better add button say SL (sign Language) same place where say download share and ass button. on website have SL button but not on app?

Can't play downloads since the last update. Update: Seems you actually can play downloads after the last update - BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE ONLINE ANYWAY!!! Kinda loses the concept of there being a difference between a download and a stream doesn't it?

Downloads no longer visible on this version. Android.

It's nice to have a decent catch-up TV app WITH NO ADVERTS 😁.

Doesn't work with either Samsung galaxy 10 or dolomee TV box. Just says no WiFi. WiFi works just fine with other apps. Come on BBC get it sorted!

Horrible. I have been listening to BBC radio for years and am IT savvy but I can't find MyRadio... And all my favourites I have added to over the years

Content can be excellent but they have denied the licence fee payer the ability to download programs to play off line. Very disappointed.

In the last two months I have not been able to download due to error 5. I have reinstalled this app several times and still this is not fixed.

I am trying to watch something on BBC I player when I switch it on it says NO NETWORK CONNECTION cant get it on my SAMSUNG Tablet the thing is I always had it .....very annoying...

Good but downloads don't work as expected. Unlike other video apps, you need an internet connection to load iPlayer and start watching downloaded videos.

All my downloads have disappeared and the download button has disappeared too so I can't download anything else. About to go away with 8 hour journey and I don't have any way of watching programmes no wifi. Completely useless,

I like it very much. It enablesoneto catch up with programs one likes and couldn't watch when they are being aired.

Frustrating why aren't the bugs being fixed. 24hrs after downloading it I still cannot open it. Fix it please . Still can't load it what is going on 😟😠

Why is so hard to get it to cast to the tv? Netflix get it right. BBC need to up their game.

Whenitnworks it is great, but sometimes spends 5+ mins buffering, which is precisely what you don't want.

Terrible design try again, it's stuck on WiFi download only, can't add favourite programs only individual episodes, compression for streaming is rubbish, search function is rubbish.

Cannot use since latest update. Uninstalled,reinstalled still the same. Come on BBC we're paying for this, get your act together!

I would have given it 0 stars never works bbc iplayer is unavailable is the constant message i get when trying to load it get a grip bbc why do i pay my licence if your not providing everything im entitled to poor poor app

Freezing all the time, getting no streaming at all. Keeps on crashing! Please fix it BBC! Thx

Slow, unresponsive, pauses all the time. I've un installed and re installed so many times. Frustrating.

No downloads I had to reinstall this on my phone. suddenly there is no option to download programmes. I've not changed phones or updated operating system. Very confusing.

Still not working. Keep getting 'download failed' messages so updated app. Now it just keeps crashing. Disappointing for something from the BBC.

Much more useable than BBC Sounds. I actually set my phone date to before 25th Sept, just so I can use it!

After last update I can no longer access downloaded videos without Internet connectivity. It would be useful if that change was reverted!

Fantastic, one of the best since the beginning and still up there.

Everything is good about bbc iplayer but i have a problem i can't download a video it tells me to only add please fix this problem

Missed a programme on bbc1 not a problem just went the App and downloaded it

Extremely slow to load on flagship phones by comparison to other apps. Streaming quality really should be better by now

Yet again I've downloaded programmes to watch on a camping holiday and the app won't let me watch them. This is the 4th or 5th time this has happened. Useless app.

I found the layout perfect and easy to use

PLEASE PLEASE STOP putting a series on one episode at a time. Put the whole series on and let the iPlayer viewer decide when to watch. Annoyed.

I cannot access I player radio. Have listened to Archers on I player for years but this new system is useless!

We now have 4G / 5G with GB data allowances so why restrict downloading to when connected to WiFi? Many hotels have slower WiFi than my 4G !

This app isn't good for buying tickets. This app does make me happy. This app does not have disruptive ads.

Keeps signing me out every time my phone is switched off which is a bit annoying but otherwise good.

I really like this app because you can download tv shows to watch on the go with no wifi

Stopped working with no reason why. Samsung A8. Uninstalled and reinstalled twice- no help. Very disappointed, very poor.

Keeps saying no network but my signal is full ,can not watch anything i,ve missed on the bbc

BBC Channels Are Great. Even Kids for my Little ones love it and Can Watch on the Go also Downloading Episodes when you have no Wifi to watch later its Brillent.

I adore this wonderful app and now the BBC is taking our tax money to create a poor replacement in the form of that terrible BBC sounds app. Just bring back this app you Pratts thousands love it so you are pissing off your own loyal audiences now

I love this so much I am so obsessed with it it also helped me on the plane on downloads

its great but the only problem is a really popular series called doctor who is getting taken off and so many people love it

Brilliant, for soaps, episodes and more. Use on any device anywhere!

It doesn't load on my Chromebook. Shouldn't be available.Why can't they fix it?

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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.


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