BBC iPlayer Updated for iPhone 5 (UK Only)

Friday December 7, 2012 9:24 AM PST by Jordan Golson
BBC's iPlayer app has been updated for the iPhone 5, bringing full 16:9 viewing to the app -- a welcome addition for UK television watchers. The BBC iPlayer for iPhone launched last December, bringing Live TV and Radio along with catch-up TV over Wi-Fi and cellular to the device.

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One feature still missing is full support for AirPlay, though users can use AirPlay mirroring to send programs to the Apple TV.
What's New in Version 2.0.2

Huge thanks for all of your feedback on our last update. The team at BBC HQ have been busy preparing this shiny new release. We really hope that you like it.

Updates include:

- Support for iPhone 5 - a full screen of BBC iPlayer goodness and no more black bars!

- Watching programmes on the iPad has had a facelift. Check out what’s behind the “More” and “Live Channels” buttons.

- It's already available on the iPad, and now you can plug your phone into your telly.

- Feedback on the BBC iPlayer downloads feature has been great. We've fixed a number of bugs to hopefully make it even better!
BBC iPlayer is a free download for users in the UK. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 26 months ago
I love the word telly.
Rating: 11 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago

I love the word telly.


Telly! Telly! Telly! Telly!


That screen in corner of our lounge definitely a telly, [….]


Come on now everyone, if someone doesn't like people saying 'Telly' we shouldn't keep saying 'Telly' at them purely because they don't like people saying 'Telly'.

BTW, does anyone remember what that actor was in the TV (not Telly) show Kojak? Terence… Todd… Terry?! No, it's gone from my memory, never mind.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago

lord, i hate when people say 'telly'.


Telly! Telly! Telly! Telly!
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago
Lord, I hate when people say 'Telly'.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago
"Your mother is so fat when she fell down the stairs I thought Eastenders was going off"
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago
dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago

Ah… it must be the content I'm choosing then.
I think it may have been episodes of Homeland or possibly Friday Night Dinner that wouldn't AirPlay…


I'm glad this works via AirPlay through Apple TV. 4OD doesn't, but watching that darn thing is so frustrating anyway, SO MANY ADVERTS.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago
At least AirPlay mirroring works with the BBC iPlayer from iOS devices - unlike Channel 4's 4OD app which displays a placeholder image on the TV screen instead of the video. :rolleyes:
Rating: 1 Votes

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