This app worked fantastically most of the time until the latest update today. I'm having the same problem as other reviewers today, that is when trying to pause either a downloaded programme, or a live stream, using the pause switch on my Bluetooth headphones, it pauses for only a second or so and then starts replaying. I've tried two sets of headphones with the same result and deleting all the data and reinstalling the app has not resolved the bug.
It's great that this app is still so actively developed. It is stable, easy to use, quick and efficient. Thanks for android auto support to, that is most welcome. There is just one issue, when casting a programme and it finishes, if you try and cast the same program again, it doesn't restart from the begging, but from just before the end and then stops playing. You don't get enough time to rewind it manually even, so you have to play it locally on the device to rewind manually to be able to cast it again. Might seem small, but I often put a programme on when I go to bed, and fall asleep before the end, so coming back for another listen is quite common for me. Also if you added google assistant support I'd jump up and down for joy. I love that assistant already has live bbc radio, but if i had catch-up too, it'd simply be the thing I did most on my Google home. Keep up the great work, this app is brilliant. 🙂
Offline very unreliable. Sometimes it just fails with no explanation. Sometimes it says it has downloaded but won't play when off-line. There's no indication of what I've listened to before so I sometimes download the same program twice. Horrible fast forward control. Doesn't work reliable with the controls on my car radio unlike programs like Spotify.
After latest upgrade 12 Oct (22.214.171.12417 - What's New: Android Auto) cannot pause/stop from Bluetooth headset - this pause works for other Apps. I hate the rewind & fwd which is unpredictable and variable and hard to control. Great on Wi-Fi and in controlled situations.
Why mess with the app - that stupid 'scroll down' effect on selecting a show, means you have to scroll up before playing it + no simple 'change channel' without loads of clicks. Why not do useful stuff like 'play from start' or stuff users are actually asking for rather than just dick around by making the interface surprising and irritating?
Error: When listening to i.e Radio 4 via LTE, quite often the program is being interrupted ( reception error/ buffering error). The datastream then does not start again. Pressing start and stop does NOT start the stream again. This error can be remedied presently only by starting another station; then going back to the original station (ie. Radio 4) & then pressing start again. Please fix this problem as soon as possible, then I will be giving BBC iPlayer full marks.
We have added support for Android Auto in this version! Thank you for your feedback.
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· comply with all relevant laws, traffic regulations and road signs.
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