Review from Joe Noordally
Quality is an issue On wifi and yet the quality is shocking. Why is there a media player in the first place? Surely the best setup is the iplayer being a native app and the video playing within it.
Unnecessary This is completely useless app why wouldn't BBC news app stream videos without this app. The whole point of downloading it is to have BBC news app's video streamed on it.
Useless Doesn't work
HP 7 G2 On this 7" device when viewing TV show on the BBC iPlayer the picture quality is poor and has a halo effect around objects. Also the playback keys are restricted as they are cut-off at the bottom and is impossible to stop playback and cannot access the subtitle S button. Can you please fix this bug for the HP community. All other video players, such as ITV Hub and All 4 are working fine.
Working now Did a fresh reinstall of iplayer and media player, and they now appear to be working fine. Not sure what the difference is, but are working. For anyone who doesn't know yet, as Flash support for Android has ended, Iplayer needs BBC media player as a get round for this. So, if we want to watch, then we need both in tandem. It's a bit of a pain, but seems so far a reasonably good fix for the time being. Good luck, as it won't work for everyone.
White screen on play back plus max low volume level. Many times when using the media player with bbc iplayer the video has started playing back ok then the screen goes white and I have to stop and start the video to restore picture. No problem with sound but I would say the max volume level is low compared with other apps like YouTube. I am using the samsung galaxy s5 g900h with up to date firmware.
Galaxy S5 Now works with Android update. This app stopped working after it was updated and developers said that S5 users should update to latest Android version to solve problems. This has now been done, either by Samsung or EE, and the app is once again working flawlessy. Just watched MOD3 over 4g and there was no buffering or lock ups.
In this update:
- Fixes seeking and playback issues in Android Nougat
Watch, download and discover the best of CBeebies and CBBC, in BBC iPlayer Kids.
The official BBC iPlayer Radio app for listening to BBC Radio wherever you go.
Watch your favourite Channel 4, E4 and More4 shows live or on demand
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