BBC iPlayer app goes full screen on iPhone 5


Troubled by the black bars on the BBC iPlayer app on your iPhone 5? Then you'll be glad to know an update has been released today that brings full-screen iPlayer performance to iPhone 5.

The new 2.0.2 version of the iPlayer app for iOS is now built for full iPhone 5 enjoyment. There are also updates to performance on the iPad, with new 'More' and 'Live channels' buttons.

You can also now make a direct cable connection from your iPhone to your TV and enjoy the iPlayer app on your main screen. This feature was previously blocked on iPhones and only available on the iPad app.

There are also a few bug fixes in the latest version in to the bargain.

You can download the new iPlayer app for iOS on the iTunes Store now.

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).