BBC iPlayer Receives Major Update

iplayerThe BBC has released a major update for both the iOS and Android versions of the BBC iPlayer apps for mobiles and tablets.

The update follows a busy period of launches for the iPlayer, with a new version for connected TVs and responsive web released in March, a new interface on Sky unveiled last week, and new Amazon Kindle and Windows Phone 8 versions revealed in the last few days.

The new version boasts a redesigned home screen, new channel pages with associated branding, subtitles available on downloaded programmes, and an optimised design with improved transition between landscape and portrait orientations.

Dan Taylor, head of BBC iPlayer, said: “This update brings the best-ever BBC iPlayer experience to our hugely successful mobile and tablet apps, making the huge breadth of what the BBC offers – from Happy Valley to Match of the Day, from The Trip to In The Night Garden – easier to find and putting the discovery of new favourites that you didnt know about at the heart of the iPlayer experience.”

The apps will continue to be updated regularly, with new features like Live Rewind, cross-platform playback, tailored recommendations and continuous play planned for the future.

The new version of the app is available now from the Apple App Store and Google Play, and as an update to the 26m apps already downloaded across different platforms.