BBC launches iPlayer app for iPhone and iPod Touch

iPlayer for iPhone

The BBC has today released an iPlayer app for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.

The app allows you to watch live TV, listen to live radio and catch-up on the last seven days of content.

It also brings 3G streaming to iPhone and iPod Touch users, a feature which will be rolled out across other iPlayer platforms later in the week.

BBC iPlayer was previously only available via the web but the new app, which follows dedicated apps for the iPad and Android devices, works on iPod Touch or iPhone 3GS and above.

The new app supports Apple AirPlay, while an upgrade to the iPad app will also bring 3G streaming and AirPlay.

Android users will have to wait until the new year for an update to allow 3G streaming, though.

Other new features include an easy channel switch button, background listening for radio, an upgraded interface and improved performance and resilience to busy networks.

The free BBC iPlayer app for iPhone and iPod Touch is available now from the iTunes Store.

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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).