BBC iPlayer removed from Windows Phone

The Windows phones were predominantly manufactured by Nokia (although there were some models made by Samsung and HTC). The operating system has now been replaced by Windows 10 Mobile.

On a post on the BBC's website, the corporation said that it was no longer effective to continue maintaining a BBC iPlayer app for Windows mobile devices, and encouraged users to update their phone's OS by upgrading to Windows 10 mobile.

The post suggests that users should watch iPlayer via the Edge browser instead.

While this solution will work, it does means that Windows Phone users will be unable to download BBC programmes for offline viewing.

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Adam was a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?, reviewing consumer gadgets for online and print publication, as well as researching and producing features and advice pieces on new technology in the hi-fi industry. He has since worked for PC Mag as a contributing editor and is now a science and technology reporter for The Independent.