BBC iPlayer Help

Android - How to get started

To download the BBC iPlayer app your Android device needs to have access to one of the following:

  • Amazon Appstore (Kindle Fire devices)
  • Google Play Store

Your device also needs to run Android 2.3 (or higher) and have a minimum ARMv7 processor.

Playing programmes


To play programmes, you'll need the BBC Media player app installed. This is also available from the Amazon Appstore 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 or version 2.2) 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 Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) or above can access the downloads feature on the BBC iPlayer Android app. See if downloads are available on your device here. 

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