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About this app

BBC iPlayer lets you watch the latest TV series, documentaries and Sport from the BBC all in one app. Watch live, on demand or download to watch on the move.

Enjoy live TV in the palm of your hand, from live news coverage, music and big sporting events to great comedies, gripping documentaries to nail-biting dramas.

Looking for kids entertainment? Create a child profile for a more age appropriate experience with all their favourite shows from CBBC and CBeebies and more!


- Discover the latest TV series including Peaky Blinders, Killing Eve and The Apprentice.
- Download shows to your device so that you can watch on the go.
- Pause, restart and rewind live channels part way through so that you don’t miss a thing.
- Build a playlist of your favourite shows.
- Enjoy the benefits of signing in so that you can 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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/help/app_privacy. To read the BBC’s Privacy Policy go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy

You can “opt out” from our data processor’s tracking by filling the “Forget My Device” form in this link https://www.appsflyer.com/optout

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at https://www.bbc.co.uk/terms.

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: http://data.companieshouse.gov.uk/doc/company/07100235
Updated on
Jun 11, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

95.8K reviews
June 7, 2024
Awful since the most recent update. Downloaded programmes just stop playing and I have to keep pressing the icon on the downloads page to continue watching. This happens every 3-5 minutes. It's all downloaded, the app just chooses to stop playing. I've checked the internet connection (fine), uninstalled and reinstalled the app, I even resorted to a factory reset but no change. All other apps working fine.
17 people found this review helpful
Brendan Corcoran
June 9, 2024
Having a problem with the latest version. I can watch any episode for about 5 mins before it just quits and goes back to the episode selection, and does not remember where it left off. It keeps happening over and over on any series or episode. The season selection always defaults back to season 1 and does not remember what season I was watching. This does offer a lot of my fav things to watch and has a decent selection, but it is a bit annoying that I can't watch more than 5 mins at a time.
3 people found this review helpful
June 6, 2024
When I was playing a downloaded video, the app crashed all of a sudden, randomly. It cannot finish a video for only around 30 minutes. Also, it would not resume the last playing time. These problems are quite annoying. Hoping the next update will fix it.
2 people found this review helpful

What's new

We've been busy preparing for the exciting 'Summer of Sport and Music' on iPlayer. Once summer comes, with this release it will be easier to discover this year's big live events from a new banner on the homepage.

We’ve updated the homepage so you can see even more content to watch without needing to scroll.