- 12-17-2012, 02:39 PM #1
gutted BBC Iplayer isn't still available for either platform so I decided to email BBC direct for some answers and here's the response I got:Reference CAS-1830050-H******
Thank you for contacting the BBC iPlayer Support Team.
We understand that you would like to know if the BBC iPlayer app is available for Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8.
Unfortunately, as the Windows Phone 8 doesn't support HLS or Adobe Flash, the formats we use for streaming videos, we can't make BBC iPlayer available on this phone at the moment.
Windows 8 is supported by BBC iPlayer in desktop mode only. You can find information on the system requirements for the BBC iPlayer app on the site below:
BBC iPlayer - Help - What are the system requirements for the BBC iPlayer app?
You may wish to know that there are external message boards that discuss everything BBC iPlayer related. Details can be found at:
BBC iPlayer - Help - Messageboards for BBC iPlayer - Where can I go to discuss BBC iPlayer?
Please note that the BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
We do appreciate the time taken to submit your enquiry as all feedback received helps us to develop and improve the service.
Once again, thank you for contacting us.
BBC Audience Services
BBC iPlayer - iPlayer Radio Home
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12-17-2012, 03:37 PM #3
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Poor development in my opinion. Very short-sighted when it comes to mobile.
If they just went HTML5 they wouldn't have to support both HLS and Flash. Then as WP gains market share, they'll end up having to start on new development anyway.
- 12-17-2012, 06:10 PM #4
- 12-18-2012, 07:18 AM #7
It's partly MS fault as well I believe. The streaming protocol doesn't work on the browser on WP I don't think, which is why streaming via the browser isn't an option. In all honesty the loss of iPlayer isn't a major issue for me. I am however missing TVCatchup and SkyGo. They're the only 2 apps I'm really missing from my iPhone days.
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- 03-25-2013, 08:55 AM #11
It was mentioned a wee while back gomezz, will be great news to get BBC iPlayer for sure.
BBC announces Windows Phone iPlayer app in the works | Windows Phone Central
Really looking forward to that one myself.
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