BBC iPlayer Help

Mobile - Can I access BBC iPlayer?

BBC iPlayer is only available on mobile phones within the UK. How you can access programmes depends on your phone and network. 

You can play programmes via a Wi-Fi connection and if supported, over a 3G or 4G network.

Mobile Phones 

BBC iPlayer Apps

Play catch-up TV & radio

Play live TV & radio

Download catch-up TV

Play 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 phone

Play catch-up TV & radio

Play live TV & radio

Download catch-up TV

Play 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


Definitions and other info

 • Play catch-up TV & radio = watching or listening to programmes while connected to the internet.

 • Play live TV & radio = watching or listening to live broadcasts of the BBC's main channels. Remember, you need a TV licence to do this.

 • For info on downloading catch-up TV, refer to our section on Mobile downloads

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