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November 21, 2012 at 7:47 am #17425
On my first Nexus 7, I forced iPlayer download successfully and this continues to work perfectly after the 4.11 and 4.2 upgrades. On my wife’s 2 week old Nexus, (4.11 then) I could “see” the app on google play, and downloaded successfully.
However since 4.2, the iPlayer screen was only 1/4 size. So I uninstalled and tried to reinstall, but I now cannot see any iPlayer or Media Player app in google playstore
DNovember 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm #17567
Someone else pointed out on twitter that Android 4.2 was not compatible with the new iPlayer app. Come on BBC! I guess we have to wait for another update.
To be honest I have not used it since updating so will be interested to see what happens, Ill report back!November 24, 2012 at 2:14 pm #19514
Update for Nexus7 with OTA Android *4.2* update applied. I bought this as a gift, and so was dismayed that iPlayer would not just install from Google Play. Anyway, just to confirm the process mentioned above: I have an old Samsung Galaxy S1 running Android *4.1*, with the latest BBC iPlayer & BBC Media Player apps installed. I installed AirDroid on both GalaxyS & Nexus7, used it to download the 2 BBC .apk pakages to my PC from the GalaxyS, then uploaded them to the Nexus7 following the very simple steps outlined in the AirDroid help screens. Having never seen AirDroid before, it took me all of 15mins to do the above and get iPlayer & Media Player running on the Nexus7 thanks to the info in previous posts above (thanks everyone!). It seems to work fine, so maybe the BBC just needs to tweak the settings on Google Play to declare support for 4.2 and all this silly footling around would be rendered unnecessary, and its customers rendered happier!November 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm #19518
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The weird thing is – iplayer does work on 4.2, you just can’t download it. I had it on 4.1 anyway so when I updated to 4.2 it still works fine. However, the reason I updated to 4.2 is for separate user profiles for me and wife. So, we both use 4.2 but I have iplayer and she doesn’t and can’t download it. Hopefully BBC will hurry their asses up, unlike last update.November 25, 2012 at 8:31 am #19972
Does anyone know if the BBC has taken ownership of the problem with the IPlayer not being able to download? I found a similar problem with TV Catchup and the development staff are working with google to release a fix next week.November 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm #20695
BBC iPLayer is compatible with Android 4.2. The problem is because the BBC have, erroneously, applied a max sdk version of 4.1 to the manifest in the market (play).
setting the max sdk version is a practice discouraged by Google. Possibly the BBC were concerned that they may get a lot of bad publicity if iPlayer didn’t work on 4.2. However, considering the frightful reviews that iPlayer and its associated Media Player are getting, I’d think that would be the least of their concerns.
The thing that does puzzle me is why they haven’t re-released it with a corrected manifest. Their own help pages now state that iPlayer works OK on 4.2 and the problem is just an inability to download and install it.November 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm #20702
I received my new nexus7 2 days ago, so I attempted to get it to play BBC Iplayer using the two apps required. The first app loaded ok, the second I found by following the BBC link reported it was not compatible with my Nexus 7 !!!! yet the BBC say it is. It wouldn’t even attempt to download. Can anyone explain this to me?November 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm #20709
Thanks Mr. Smith, with my limited knowledge of app internals I was wondering what it was that was stopping it from being listed as compatible – it clearly runs if you side load it on. That explanation makes a lot of sense.November 28, 2012 at 9:55 am #21911
You can.. All you need to do is go to http://goo.gl/yKvBY (on your nexus) and download the flash attachment and then the iplayer one. To be able to install it you need to remove the option that disables you from installing apps from unknown sources.
Flash will only work on other browsers i.e. firefox as chrome doesnt support pluggins.December 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm #24258
Are we ever going to get this to work? BBC have serious probemsDecember 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm #24370
Thank you merrick….My Nexus with 4.2 is iPlaying well! I’m now much happier with the Nexus than I was a few minutes ago.