Review from Brian Lambert
Problems resolved an excellent app This problem is now resolved. Just updated and no longer works on Galaxy Note. Worked fine last night. But now the rotating circle starts and then after a second or two it stops turning and the app locks. Tried uninstalling and installing again but still not working.
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.
Useless does not work I barely write a review but this app is just horrible and useless.. Why have a separate app so I can watch videos. What's worse the app doesn't even work. When I chose a video to watch it loads up in the media play and the video plays for about 5sec until the video freezes and I can only hear the sound. This is only good if you want to listen to the radio and not watch a video.. Utter rubbish
No seamless playing. This version must be buggy. All I wanted was listing to the online radio programme, no video. But nevertheless I experienced stuttering all through the programme not only at the beginning which I would have willingly attributed to initial buffering. I'll have to go through previous versions. My device: Galaxy Mini 3 with Android 4.1.2
Downright bad I've never written a negative app review before but this app is special. BBC news app forces you to play short clips in this app, while they could easily be played in the app itself. Then the player app has never played any of those clips successfully, and I've tried on three different Android devices. Surely the BBC can do better!
In this update:
- We no longer require the Phone Calls permission
- Improved handling of cross-device pause and resume in BBC iPlayer
- Other bug fixes and stability improvements
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