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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
5 Apr 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

95.7K reviews
Jamie Furlong
22 February 2024
2024, some years since my last review and STILL the screen does not rotate. Still no option to view at a chosen bitrate (iPlayer consumes more data per minute viewed than any other streaming service) and STILL issues with broken downloads that restart from scratch rather than picking up from where they were interrupted. Like I said, it's 2024 and these basic functions should be par for the course for any streaming service, not basic functions that have yet to be fixed.
541 people found this review helpful
4 February 2024
the shows are good and typically entertaining, but the apps UI leaves a lot to be desired. theres no option for autoplay when youre watching through old shows, it doesn't save it properly when youve finished an episode, so when you click back onto the show it takes you to the episode you were just on. also typically the first season of the show so you have to click through to the one youre watching. overall clunky and not very user friendly. oh well!
99 people found this review helpful
Claire H
3 February 2024
Loved this app until today when for some reason it just changed what I see and now can't access live TV. The options on the bottom of the screen are now limited and if it's been updated it has not made it better! So frustrating when I was happy with how it was working and half way through a show it stopped closed down and then reopened with less options and can't find live TV anymore. WHY????
83 people found this review helpful

What's new

We’ve been making improvements and fixing bugs so you can continue to find and watch your favourite shows.