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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by kaine, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. kaine

    kaine Well-Known Member
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    Is there any way to get BBC Radio 1 on my Hero? Like something that can play the stream files or something?
     

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  2. jinks420

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    I use the beebplayer on my magic to listen to radio 1. Hope this helps.
     
  3. cintra

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    Whats that?
     
  4. jinks420

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    It is an app in the UK for watching the Bbc Iplayer on your phone. It has Bbc radio also.
     
  5. cintra

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    OK thanks.. that's why it doesn't show up in Norway I guess. What is the app actually called?
     
  6. TheBrit

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    The app is actually called beebPlayer. ;)
     
  7. kaine

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    Ah cool, thanks for this!

    My god this app is amazing.
     
  8. trick202

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    I was really excited about this when I downloaded it. Topgear on my Hero!!!

    Didn't work though :( notes on the app said it may not unless you were on Voda.
     
  9. jimeller

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    I dont think the BBC stream the iplayer outside the UK. When i lived in Norway, I could never get Radio 5Live for the football..
     
  10. TheBrit

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    Works for me but I've only tried it on WiFi TBH.

    Edit: Just tried it on T-Mobile HSDPA and it works fine.
     
  11. dreamer

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    Is there a link for the beebplayer to download?? thanks
     
  12. i use it on my HTC Magic on Vodafone and just use 3G and it seems fine
     
  13. X-Ter

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    Only Vodafone and T-mobile are supported. I'm on orange so can only use it on wifi when I'm at home. So its a bit pointless because I could just use my laptop :p
     
  14. 2bad

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    I'm using it on O2.
     
  15. X-Ter

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    My bad, I was wrong. According to the "help" part of the app, iPlayer only supports Vodafone and 3 but it can work on T-mobile and O2.
     
  16. 2bad

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    No worries.

    I'm using iPlayer well on my N97 / O2 (don't laugh) which, apart from the laggy GPS, now works really well.

    However, this an Android forum, so enough about Noka already.

    The reason I'm on this forum is because I just took delivery of my new Archos 5 Internet Tablet, running Android. After all the messing around with the N97, the Archos is delicious. I bought it from QVC, during the presentation on Saturday, delivered Tuesday - wonderful.

    I mention the presentation because the MD of Archos said (kind of sheepishly), in response to a question asking if iPlayer was included, "No. But it will play downloaded files transferred from your PC".

    Beebplayer works quite nicely on the Archos. There are some improvements which can be made, but it does work, so full marks to Dave Johnstone.

    One bonus thing - the implementation of iPlayer on my Nokia only allows streaming using Wlan, not HSDPA. Beebplayer works on HSDPA. When I say "works", remember the Archos is not a phone. So you have to "tether" the Archos to the phone first. Then the Archos is using the N97's HSDPA connection.

    Very liberating.
     
  17. psionandy

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    The official BBC position is that iplayer (and the other streaming services) are restricted out out the UK due to rights issues. As these are most common in TV non of the video streams work outside the UK.

    As BBC holds the rights for most of the radio it broadcasts (and these are rarely sold to other countries) then radio isn't restricted to the UK. The exception for this is sports coverage (hence the problems with radio5 live) as the BBC has to buy the rights to commentate on it.

    Beebplayer works nicely on wifi btw....
     
  18. lekky

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    Isn't tv broadcast restricted to the UK because we are the ones effectively paying for it (via tv license)
     
  19. psionandy

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    partly... but we're also the ones paying for radio as well... and that isn't limited to the UK only. Its mainly about rights and the BBC not losing income from overseas sales. (Virtually none of the BBC's radio output is sold anywhere!)
     
  20. cherry

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    1) leadapps has published "UKRadio" android app, which can play most of the UK Radio stations.
    2) BBC Radio stations in UK can also be played using "UKRadio" android app.
    for more info: Download | ukradio
     
  21. JenW

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    Any idea if i can download the beebplayer app using my UK O2 sim card (from back home), then use the app in Bahrain?

    I'd really like to get an english language commentary when the F1 season starts up, my local tv suddenly stopped offering the english language option.

    I've heard 5live does a good commentary.
     
  22. No beebplayer in the market...
     
  23. devizes18193

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    look for tunein in the market
     
  24. Got that, thanks.
     

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