The BBC has announced that they will be retiring their BBC iPlayer app for Microsoft’s Windows Phone in April of this year.
The BBC has confirmed that the app will no longer work from April, although the service will be av available on Windows 10 Mobile devices through the Edge browser.
When the BBC iPlayer app was originally created it was not technically possible to playback BBC programmes via the browser. As it’s now possible to playback via the browser it’s no longer cost effective for the BBC to maintain a BBC iPlayer app for Windows mobile devices. And by using the browser version of BBC iPlayer, Windows phone users will get the benefits of the web version as it evolves.
You can find out more details about the BBC iPlayer app on Windows Mobile shutting down at the link below.
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