BBC iPlayer App Hitting Android This Week

Earlier this week, information leaked out from the BBC that iPlayer was being launched as an App for iPad owners in the UK. This has now been confirmed by the BBC.

What we hear now is that an Android version is also being launched. The release date is also this week, probably tomorrow as well.

Watch live TV and listen to radio (not previously widely available on mobile devices)

Access the BBC’s full catalogue of catch-up programmes; seven-days’ TV and radio on demand as well as series stacking (as you get on the web)

A simple and intuitive design with high picture quality and personalised favourites (making the most of the touch-screen UI, and a popular feature on the website)

Although it is believed to be an app being launched for Android, it still requires Flash 10.1 to be installed and that the Android device running it is using at least Android 2.2.

Expect both the iPad and Android versions of the app to be available in the relevant app stores by the end of this week. We heard the 10th for iPad, but it could also be the 11th.

Via: EuroDroid

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