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February 26, 2015

BBC iPlayer app now offers regional versions based on where you live

bbc-iplayer-logoThe BBC iPlayer apps has been updated to version which normally does not mean alot, apart from bug fixing etc.

The new version of iPlayer however fixes a problem, where the mobile app would only let you stream the England versions of BBC One and BBC Two. So living in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and wanting to watch a local show you were out of luck!

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So now the BBC has updated both its iOS and Android iPlayer apps to support the regional versions of BBC One and BBC Two broadcast in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Just choose your preferred location in the app’s Menu (3 buttons, top left) >settings> tap, Current Region> scroll to find yours, and you’ll receive exactly the same programming as you would normally on the telly.

Features include:

– Watch live TV
– Catch up on the past 30 days
– Watch on Wi-Fi and cellular networks
– Download TV programmes to watch later (on devices running Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich and above)
– Browse Categories and Channels
– Cast content to your TV using Chromecast

What’s New

You can now watch live TV for your home nation; simply choose from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in Settings.
We’ve also fixed various other bugs to improve app stability.


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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini