The BBC has today pushed out a pretty major update for it's iPhone and iPad iPlayer application that has a whole new look and feel to most areas of the app. The Home, Channel and Category pages now sport the hot new look, with the same three pages also now getting added, curated content by way of the editorial collections.
This morning the BBC has announced its plans for domestic coverage of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and it's good news for mobile watchers. Via the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport apps for smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs as well as on the web you'll be able to watch live and on-demand coverage of every minute of action from the games.
British Apple TV owners have been longing for the BBC iPlayer on our favorite black box pretty much forever, but now we might finally know why it hasn't happened. BBC's Chris Yanda has outlined why they went Chromecast, and not Apple TV.
A quick heads up for Brits picking up a new Google Chromecast; the BBC iPlayer app you already have is all set and ready to go. It looks like the BBC built Chromecast support into an earlier update of the app – the same applies on Android, too – so once you have the dongle connected to your TV there's very little you need to do.
Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Today we've got updates to one of Rovio's finest, BBC's on-demand content provider, a popular reminders app and more! Let's take a look!
The BBC has released a new version of its iPlayer desktop application, that unlike previous iterations no longer allows access to live TV. The new iPlayer downloads is an app for the Mac or Windows PC that provides a simple method of downloading shows from the BBC for offline viewing.
For UK folks, the BBC iPlayer app is a must have if you like watching TV on the go. Perhaps the biggest source of frustration, though, has always been the somewhat lacklustre video quality should you be watching over a cellular connection, be that 3G or LTE. Fortunately, the BBC has taken action and is pushing an update into the App Store that promises to remedy the issue.
On December 8, the BBC iPlayer app for iPad is expanding to add support for the whole iOS family, including the iPhone and iPod touch. Bringing both current and classic content to iOS devices, the BBC iPlayer application is currently available in 16 countries for a flat subscription fee. Jane Bennett from BBC had the following to say
Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!
BBC iPlayer (UK): Watch and listen live, or choose your favourites from over 400 hours of BBC TV and Radio programmes on your iPad. [Free - iTunes link]