Description

BBC iPlayer brings you the latest and greatest TV series and box sets from the BBC. Watch live, on-demand or download to take away with you - all in one app!

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

Watch the latest TV series and box sets.
Just missed the start of a TV episode you were looking forward to? No worries, with BBC iPlayer’s ‘Live Restart’ function you can start the show from the beginning and pause and rewind live channels part way through so that you don’t miss a thing.
Enjoy the benefits of signing in: start watching on one device and resume watching on another plus receive recommendations of shows we think you might enjoy.
Children need entertaining? No problem, you can create an account for a more child-friendly experience and your little ones can watch all of their favourite shows from CBBC and CBeebies!
Can’t watch a programme right now? Just tap the ‘+Add’ button to build your own programme playlist and watch at a time convenient to you.
Download to watch on the go anywhere, anytime.
Browse a wide selection of categories and channels and watch immediately on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Stream programmes to your TV using Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast*

*Requires a supported device and compatible supported device connected to your TV.

To give you the best experience, this app tracks what you’ve searched for. This can be deleted by tapping the ‘Clear History’ button on the Search screen. What you’ve watched and how long you’ve watched programmes are also tracked. You can turn this off by logging into your BBC account and turning off “Allow Personalisation”. 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 and privacy, cookies and iPlayer more generally, 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/

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

What’s New

Version 4.65.0

We’re always looking for ways to make the iPlayer app better. We’ve been making improvements and fixing bugs so you can continue to enjoy your favourite shows.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
7.8K Ratings

7.8K Ratings

Editors' Notes

Our favourite BBC shows, whenever we want? Perfect! With the option to download and watch offline, we actually look forward to commutes and long flights. And the range of programmes is astounding—from the newest and best to iconic old classics.

little boy jonny ,

I’m not so sure now

I loved this app so much because I could watch back shows without to download them again on the television. Because it got annoying so, when I found this app I was quite proud until the recent update where are you now have to sign in or register an account before watching I don’t think it’s fair to people being. Almost forced into having to create an account just watch programs which you don’t have to do on television but if you don’t mind that, then this app is the app for you. Thank you for reading this review I hope you found it helpful to your decision on whether or not you should download this app.😀

KevinMusician ,

Difficult to watch audio described programs on the app

Can the development team please put on the roadmap the ability to toggle audio description from the play screen?
Currently, if I want to watch an audio described programme, I have to go into the audio describe section. If I’m lucky, the episode I want will be featured on the first page, otherwise I have to go into the A-Z and find the program i want. However, if it is a series, only the latest episode is shown with audio description. If I select a previous episode, the audio description doesn’t work. Also, if I’m watching an audio described episode from a series and the next episode launches automatically with auto play enabled, the next episode doesn’t play with audio description, even if the website shows that audio description is available. Also, at the moment you cannot currently download audio described programs.
Confusing to read? It certainly is a confusing way to try and watch audio described programs.

Editors' Notes

Our favourite BBC shows, whenever we want? Perfect! With the option to download and watch offline, we actually look forward to commutes and long flights. And the range of programmes is astounding—from the newest and best to iconic old classics.

Information

Provider
BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
Size
135.1 MB
Category
Entertainment
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.

Languages

English

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Copyright
© BBC 2019
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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