Friday, 4 March 2011
BBC iPlayer now available for Android 2.2 Smartphones
It's here, at last... BBC iPlayer offical app. I bear the BBC no ill will but I do have a grumble about the speed it was released as version 1 was only published on the 10th of February 2011, whilst Apple iPhone users have had an app for nearly a year now. But this is an important move as outlets and developers now understand that Android is the fastest growing Smart Device OS in the World (Gartner/Nielsen/ABI Research) and that it would be commercially stupid to only create iPhone or BlackBerry apps and forget about Android.
But the new app from the BBC brings the delights of BBC programming to your smartphone or tablet pc. This means you can watch Football Focus, BBC Breakfast or even University Challenge on the go? It also means you can listen to podcasts and radio sations too.
Visit the Android Market website https://market.android.com/details?id=bbc.iplayer.android&feature=search_result then download it to your phone. Spec Reminder; it requires a phone running Android 2.2 or above.