BBC iPlayer is available on supported mobile devices and is a UK only service. You can play programmes via a Wi-Fi or 3G connection, depending on your phone and network.
For a list of all supported mobile devices see the Can I access BBC iPlayer on my mobile phone? page.
You can access BBC iPlayer on your mobile phone by:
BBC iPlayer is a free service, but mobile network operators may charge for data used over their networks. Data allowances and mobile network tariffs are the responsibility of the mobile network operators. If you are unsure how much 3G data costs or what your data allowance is then contact your mobile network operator.
Certain programmes, including some sporting events and films, may not be available on the mobile version of BBC iPlayer because of rights agreements, even if they are available on the PC version.
In addition to our streaming services, some mobile devices support playback of programme files that have been downloaded from BBC iPlayer to your computer before transferring them (sideloading) to a mobile device. Visit What is Sideloading FAQ for further information.
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