The BBC has released a new version of its popular BBC iPlayer service that is now compatible with Google Android smartphones, although the iPlayer will only work on smartphones running Android 2.2.
Over the last few months I’ve been working with Adobe to bring their new Flash 10.1 streaming to BBC iPlayer on mobile on Google Android 2.2 (‘FroYo’) devices.
We’ve adapted the Flash based embedded media player (EMP) that you see right across the BBC website to work on the small screen and created a 400 kbps Flash stream to provide a really good playback experience.
The iPlayer for Android will only work over WiFi and not 3G, if you want to try it out visit www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer from your browser on your Android device.
Have a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.