BBC iPlayer App Is Now Live On Android Market & For iPad

With the move towards mobile technology for 2011, many companies are frantically readying their app products. One that has got theirs out pretty promptly is the BBC with their iPlayer App. We previously reported that it would be coming and its now here.

We have seen quite a few different apps making their way onto the iOS and other operating systems for different mobile devices such as the new confessions app, the new Mercedes mbrace app and a few others. You can view the majority of them by clicking here.

The app has been released for the iPad and also on the Android OS 2.2 or above. The app is free to download and will allow you to watch BBC TV and listen to Radio programs from the last 7 days for free. There is a support site with FAQs and all sorts on it which is part of the BBC webpage; you can read through it here if you have any problems.

There is an element of frustration surrounding the app, users who have already downloaded it are unleashing their frustrations about it not being available over a 3G connection or not being able to download the programs for offline viewing. The app requires a WiFi connection to be able to view your favorite TV shows, series’ and soaps. If you are an iPad user and you wish to download it, click here to be directed through to the iTunes app store. If you are an Android user, then head over to the Android Market and click the install button.

What do you think of the app? Are you frustrated at the lack of use over a 3G connection? Let us know in the comments section below.