The BBC has today rolled out a new version of its BBC iPlayer application for both iOS and Android devices that now allows users to watch live TV for their home nation.
To start watching local TV within the UK simply choose from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in Settings. The BBC has also rolled out a variety of bug fixes that now enable you to unplug your headphones without the iPlayer application crashing.
As well as the ability to displace notifications whilst watching programmes via the iPlayer app without it causing the video to buffer. The BBC iPlayer app now lets you:
– Download TV programmes to watch on the move
– Watch live on Wi-Fi and 3G/4G
– Catch up on the past 30 days
– Add shows to your Favourites so new episodes automatically stack for you to enjoy later
– Stream programmes on your TV using Apple AirPlay on iOS 5 and above
– Browse programmes by Schedule, Featured and Most Popular
“We know some Android KitKat users are having issues playing downloaded programmes. We’re treating these issues very seriously and have raised them with Google who, so far, haven’t been able to provide a fix of KitKat. We’re continuing to work with Google on this and hope the issues will be fixed soon.”
For more information on the new BBC iPlayer applications jump over to the official app pages for details and the ability to download via the links below.