BBC Releases Major iPlayer Update for Apple and Android Users
Published on: 28th May 2014
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The UK broadcaster, the BBC has released major updates for its iOS and Android iPlayer apps that allow viewing of television broadcasts via internet connections.
Unusually, Android and Apple users are getting the upgrade a few days after versions were rolled out to Amazon Kindle and Windows Phone 8 users.
The Home, Category and Channel pages all include Collections - a new feature that allows programmes to be grouped together based on a series or theme. This feature could showcase a collection of new and archive programmes.
Dan Taylor, Head of BBC iPlayer, says: "This update brings the best-ever BBC iPlayer experience to our hugely successful mobile and tablet apps, making the huge breadth of what the BBC offers." he added that the new apps also support offline viewing - now with the added benefit of subtitles.
BBC iPlayer favourites including Favourites, Downloads and Search remain unchanged for now, but the apps will be updated at regular intervals with new features like Live Rewind and continuous play being added in time.