How do I get the BBC iPlayer app on my Android device?

To download the BBC iPlayer app your Android devices needs to have access to the Amazon Marketplace (Kindle Fire devices) or the Google Play Store and run Android 2.2 (or higher), with an minimum ARMv7 processor.

To play programmes, you'll need the BBC Media player app installed with is also available from the Amazon Marketplace and the Google Play Store.

For convenience, download and install when connected to a Wi-Fi connection.

Older Versions of Android
If you have an older version of the Android operating system (version 1.5, version 1.6, version 2.1) please check with your device manufacturer and/or mobile network provider for information about updates to your Android operating system.

Download TV Programmes
Compatible Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) or above can access the downloads feature on the BBC iPlayer Android app. See Android devices certified for Downloads FAQ for a list of compatible devices.

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