Can I access BBC iPlayer on my mobile phone or tablet device?

BBC iPlayer is only available on mobile phones within the UK. How you can access programmes depends on your phone and network. Programmes can be played through a Wi-Fi connection and if supported, over a 3G or 4G network.

Mobile Phones

BBC iPlayer AppsPlay catch-up TV & radioPlay live TV & radioDownload catch-up TVPlay over 3G or 4G
Android App (OS 2.2 to 4.3)*         Yes     Yes       Yes**     Yes
Apple iPhone App (iOS 5.1 or above)         Yes     Yes       Yes     Yes
Apple iPod App (iOS 5.1 or above)         Yes     Yes       Yes     No
Windows Phone 8 App         Yes     No        No     Yes

 

BBC iPlayer accessed through the  web browser on your phonePlay catch-up TV & radioPlay live TV & radioDownload catch-up TVPlay over 3G or 4G
Android (OS 2.2 to 4.3)*     Yes     No     No    No
Apple iPhone/iPod Touch (iOS 4.3 or above)     Yes     No     No    No
Apple iPhone/iPod Touch (iOS 5 or above)     Yes    Yes     No    No
BlackBerry 10     Yes    Yes     No    Yes



Tablet Devices

BBC iPlayer AppPlay catch-up TV & radioPlay live TV & radioDownload catch-up TVPlay over 3G or 4G
Apple iPad App (iOS 5.1 or above)       Yes     Yes     Yes     Yes
Android App (OS 2.2 to 4.3)*       Yes     Yes     Yes     No

BBC iPlayer accessed through the web browser on your tabletPlay catch-up TV & radioPlay live TV & radioDownload catch-up TVPlay over 3G or 4G
Android (OS 3.0 to 4.3 & excluding devices specified below)*     Yes    No     No     No
Apple iPad (iOS 4.3 or above)     Yes    Yes     No    Yes
Archos A101IT 10”     Yes    No     No    No
BlackBerry Playbook     Yes    No     No    No
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7” (GT-P1000)     Yes    No     No    No

 

• Play catch-up TV & radio: Watch or listen to programmes while connected to the internet.
• Play live TV & radio: Watch or listen to live broadcasts of the BBC's main channels. Note that you will need a TV licence to do this.
• Download catch-up TV: Please refer to Frequent Questions about Mobile and Tablet downloads FAQ.
• Play over 3G or 4G: Stream live or catch-up programmes via 3G or 4G as well as Wi-Fi.
• BlackBerry: Please download the BBC iPlayer Shortcut App from www.bbc.co.uk/mobile/bbapps to ensure that iPlayer works correctly.
• Intel Inside: Mobile phones with Intel Inside are not supported by Adobe Air. Unfortunately, this means that BBC iPlayer is unavailable on these devices.

* Android Devices need to meet a minimum technical specification. Read our
FAQ on how to get BBC iPlayer on Android for more information.

** Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) or above can access the downloads feature. Some devices with known technical issues have been disabled for video downloads. For a list, read our FAQ: Why aren't BBC iPlayer video downloads working on my Android device?

You'll need the BBC iPlayer App from the Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore.

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