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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Antonyjwilliams, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Antonyjwilliams

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Cool. Shame about 3G though. Wifi only.
     
  3. carbonara

    carbonara Member

    Wifi only and no offline caching == utterly pointless. The only time it's usable is when you're at home where I suspect most people have access to a number of tv or computer screens all bigger than a phone screen.
     
  4. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert

    thats what I said on another bbci player thread today....ah well will just keep using the browser for it...no skin of my nose :D
     
  5. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    Wifi only because it be big time data hurngry I suspect.

    Mein Handy
    Mein handy
    :cool:
     
  6. Wouldn't mind so much if it had the download option like the MyPlayer app used to have. As it stands at the moment, it's a complete waste of time.
     
  7. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed Android Enthusiast

    Probably ok to watch while laid in the bath !!!
     
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  8. OFI

    OFI Android Enthusiast

    Well that's kind of pointless.. could at least allow caching.

    Now for an app to simulate wifi connectivity when on 3G :p

    Incredible that a year old? third party version gets killed off and yet has better features than the official version :p
     
  9. nickkr

    nickkr Member

    Available today from the Marketplace.
     
  10. Intruder

    Intruder Android Enthusiast

    Did you miss the other posts? Trying searching before posting so quick...
     
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User


    Wouldnt have my desire anywhere near the bath!!!

    :)
     
  12. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast

    Disappointing app. Nicer UI and I prefer having an app than a web app for sure, but it offers no extra functionality. Quality of video is still relatively poor compared to on ios, and still no download option. What they have failed to realise is that most people don't want to watch iplayer on their phone at home, that is what TV's / Computers are for. They want to be able to watch iplayer without internet, on a train or in a car. Hell, this doesn't even let you over 3g let alone download them!
     
  13. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    precisely!
     
  14. Hippotech

    Hippotech Member

    'tis there now. Search for "bbc i player"
     
  15. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast

    Helps if you take the time to read a thread before posting! ;)
     
  16. antihippy

    antihippy Newbie

    Updated Flash and problem went away.

    Sorry... nothing to see here - please move along.
     
  17. kolipe

    kolipe Member

    Is the app available outside the UK? I cant see it in the market. (I live in the Dublin). Same goes with Financial Times.
     
  18. vince1

    vince1 Well-Known Member

    Cannt find it either. Anyone want to post a link to the apk?
     
  19. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert

    It's only for UK users - won't work outside the UK
     
  20. vince1

    vince1 Well-Known Member

    So it checks the ip address, are you sure?
     
  21. OFI

    OFI Android Enthusiast

    Sure, like all other services of its kind.
     
  22. nickkr

    nickkr Member

    Or when you are in a wifi hot spot which is probably how it was designed to be used.
    As for your comment regarding being pointless when you are a home ..... ask yourself how often you have used your mobile when a perfectly serviceable landline is just a couple of feet away!
     
  23. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert

    to be fair im not sure why theres a massive big cry going on bout this ONLY being wifi etc...

    nokia ONLY gets the beeb player via wifi and they have a extremely poor browser so have no hope in hell of running the site through the browser....

    whereas at least the top range (and mid range) android phones running 2.2 can still use the default web browser....yes its NOT as clean and 'nice' as using the player....but you STILL get the iplayer right?

    so why is everyone complaining?
     
  24. firedesire

    firedesire Well-Known Member

    The servicable landline option is not always the best option, as most people have a phone contract package which includes 'free' minutes that we've paid for, so we try to get our money's worth......
     
  25. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert

    I believe he was referring to the fact of internet not actual calls....saying like "why bother with using phone at home for net when you have a hardline and computer for that" least I hope anyway....as calls really has no bearing in this thread lol :D
     
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