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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by markfireblade97, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. markfireblade97

    Thread Starter

    Apologies if this has already been covered.....

    I'm sure I saw the official BBC iPlayer was available for Android 2.2 - was I dreaming?

    I also got the impression that Google Maps could be moved to the SD card on 2.2, but mine can't. Fantasy again???
     



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  2. Kev23

    Kev23 Member

    iplayer is available... at least I was using it the other night via the web (no apps or anything).

    I think that anything already in the ROM (stock apps), can't be moved to SD... it's only extra stuff you download from the market (assuming developer has enabled it).
     
  3. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Android Expert

    google maps is not movable, sadly.

    iplayer is not an app, but you access the webpage thought he browser.
    It works well on 2.2.
     
  4. Anthony1

    Anthony1 Android Enthusiast

    Are you sure that's the official BBC one? The one that's on the market 'myPlayer' works pretty well but isn't the official iPlayer. As far as I remember the official one was pulled a while ago and hasn't returned.
     
  5. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Android Expert

    there was never an official iplayer app for the android market, beebplayer was a 3rd party app, but the developer stopped supporting it and took it off the market. myplayer works well though.
     
  6. jonnyguitar

    jonnyguitar Lurker

    Go to BBC iPlayer - iPlayer Radio Home but make sure the browser is set to mobile view in settings or you won't get redirected to the new funky mobile version that works brilliantly with 2.2.

    Myplayer is a good app for downloading iplayer shows to watch later - but requires a new video player app such as Rockplayer.

    There was never an official app - the poster is probably referring to the Beebplayer that was similar to Myplayer, which got taken off the Android Market.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  7. jay_kay

    jay_kay Android Enthusiast

    Beebplayer was taken off the market because the BBC are in the process of making an app for the android platform.

    How long it will take nobody knows but as has been said MyPlayer works well and also the web version on mobile is also pretty good until its finished.
     
  8. jonnyguitar

    jonnyguitar Lurker

    - I read that the BBC have put mobile app projects on hold.

    - Myplayer doesn't work very well at all - it's only any good for downloading iplayer content. For streaming just stick to the official bbc mobile iplayer site.
     
  9. alackman

    alackman Android Enthusiast

    Interesting no one seems to have mentioned that as well as iplayer 4od also works on 2.2
     
  10. memgem

    memgem Member

    ive got an app called my player which seems pretty bbc official it works ace. u can download stuff too

    i have just downloaded flash 10.1 and can no watch channel 4 on demand too which i couldnt before.:D
     
  11. markfireblade97

    Thread Starter

    Many thanks to all of you!!

    I'll give myplayer a go...
     
  12. Anthony1

    Anthony1 Android Enthusiast

    Ah, yes. You're right. I'm getting all muddled. :)
     
  13. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    Can anyone view vids on the BBC news site?

    I just get a message that my version of flash isnt supported, and I need to update it - even after downloading 10.1 from market. :(
     
  14. incsmiro

    incsmiro Member

    You can only watch programs this way if you're on vodafone or 3 or using wifi :-(
    god damn it bbc, we're all license payers here, why so selective?
     
  15. Jason71

    Jason71 Well-Known Member

    you can't watch the mobile version of iplayer on android unless you are on 3 or Voda but last time I checked if you switch off mobile view but set the iplayer on the low bandwidth version it worked just fine on orange
     
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  16. g777o

    g777o Lurker

    Hi, I'm getting this same scenario, android 2.2 and latest flash from the market installed and I can't watch BBC flash content, any ideas?
    This was the main reason I was looking forward to flash on my desire :(
     
  17. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

  18. snowmobile

    snowmobile Android Enthusiast

    I can successfully view the video in your link, using the stock browser on 2.2, so no idea why it crashes for you.
     
  19. chopsy

    chopsy Newbie

    works on wi-fi whatever network your on
     
  20. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Android Enthusiast


    Agreed. I've never had any problems on Orange.
     
  21. ldn-j

    ldn-j Member

    As of about 10 days ago myplayer downloads seem to work through myplayer rather than needing the separate app, despite what the popup warning says. You can also open the downloads from videos within the photo gallery now
     
  22. Gisbourne

    Gisbourne Member

    +1. I also have the same problem...

    Site loads up and the closes back to the previous screen :mad:

    G
     
  23. APK

    APK Newbie

    I have iplayer on mine, works ok, can't remember where I got it from though.
     
  24. HarperLee

    HarperLee Lurker

    Yes I can get IPlayer via a WiFi connection.Plays well.I'm with T-Mobile but it'll work on 3 and vodafone.
     

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