Simply dose not work. I can't watch any news video's on my bbc news app except adverts after they play i only get sound no images play. It used work fine in for first few months, now it dosen't. In case you are wondering installing and reinstalling it dosen't work. I wish this app worked better so my bbc news app could be better but alas. I really hope they fix the issues with the app.
All it needs to do is show embedded videos in other BBC apps, and half the time it fails. Either content is marked as "not available", or it goes to a black screen after showing the ad. I'll give it this: it will always play ads. Just the content you care about gets mucked up.
As other reviewers have said, only works about half the time. No excuse when it's a companion app by the BBC to work in conjunction with other BBC apps to vote BBC content! Reliable access to video is a pretty basic expectation these days, even the need for a separate app for media is quite bizarre!
Problems getting the video to work on several very frustrating occasions (but not all the time). The video starts and I just see a black screen. Iplayer is up to date and some videos I can't get to work no matter how many times I try.
Don't know why but this app stopped working for me months ago and no matter if I uninstall and reinstall it, the sound plays but the black screen of death prevails. Love the BBC app on every account except that this media player simply does not work.
Worthless piece of rubbish. I only wanted to listen to the rugby on the radio and after making me register with the bbc then install the app then confirm my password it doesn't work anyway! Don't waste your time. Have uninstalled.
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