Tagged: Flash iPlayer
July 20, 2012 at 8:36 am #445
I wonder if anyone can help me…. I want to watch iPlayer but can,t get flash, I,be downloaded dolphin browser but when I try and get flash it takes me back to Google play store where it says flash incompatible… could anyone tell me in layman’s terms how to do it pleaseJuly 20, 2012 at 8:49 am #446
Jelly Bean does not support flash.July 20, 2012 at 8:58 am #447
Yes I know jekly bean doesn’t support flash, I jur read lots of people have downloaded through another browser, I just don’t understand how to do it:-)July 20, 2012 at 9:49 am #449
The iPlayer thing is a pain, looks like us UK Nexus 7 peeps are getting off to a bad start here – no surprise I suppose. Not only do we have a hobbled Play service but no iPlayer out of the box too. Grrr!
But anyway, you’ve got a few choices:
1. Wait. The BBC *should* sort things out and sooner or later the official app will work. I find it hard to believe, given the buzz around the Nexus 7, that this won’t happen soon.
2. Root your device. Not recommended for the novice, there is a risk you could really screw it up. But if you are comfortable with this kind of thing, the ROMs over here come with iPlayer support.
3. If you want to install Flash on your Nexus 7 the following should work (I have not done this myself yet, my Nexus 7 hasn’t arrived!!)
Installing Flash on Nexus 7
After the file has downloaded open and install it. Make sure that “Install from unknown sources” is checked off in the Android settings for the Nexus 7.
Install Firefox Beta browser from the Android Market.
I haven’t done this so can’t comment on how successful it will be, but please let me know how you get on if you go for it.July 20, 2012 at 9:55 am #450
Thanks for that, I’ll be patient and wait as I am a novice and don’t want to ruin it. Its just a bit dissapointing.
this site is so useful already, I’m sure I’ll learn loads of things once all you experts get you n7’s
the user manual is not inspiring at all.
I must say this is so much quicker than my iPod touch, I just hope it lasts longer tooJuly 20, 2012 at 10:06 am #453
Good stuff, if you find the site helpful then please spread the word! And when I actually get mine (come on Google, send it already!) I look forward to putting up some better guides with screenshots and YouTube vids etc.
Any questions, start a thread, the sites I’ve run before have tended to be based around getting every day users to get the most out of their devices rather than a hard core techie site.July 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm #464
I followed the instructions to install Flash and then Firefox Beta in post 449 and now can view flash video on the BBC news website and BBC iplayer works within the browser (remember to tick request desktop site in Firefox’s drop down menu).July 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm #466
Thanks Norman Murray, much appreciated. Will definitely be doing this when my N7 turns up!July 23, 2012 at 1:53 am #494
Wow it actually worked ,thanks for the upload key master. Running flash on my nexus 7 through Firefox betaJuly 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm #507
Good stuff, if you find anything useful… spread the word! Trying to kick start the site and need all the help we can get :)!July 25, 2012 at 9:33 am #553
What a Pain!!
I am so grateful to this forum for the advice it gave about Flash & iPlayer. Firefox seems to be the best way to go.
I am a little disappointed that the whole Flash issue was not sorted by Google before the release of the Nexus 7 and JellyBean.July 25, 2012 at 10:17 am #557
Totally agree, this is the kind of thing that Apple would get right, bit of a shambles given that iPlayer is going to be one of the most popular content sources in the UK.July 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm #607
Forget all of that streaming nonsense and messing around with the bloated barely functional mess that it the BBC’s Flash based iPlayer
Use get_iplayer and sideload to your Nexus 7 to watch anywhen you like, offline.July 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm #609
That looks very interesting Mr Smith, it seems to make the service actually useful. I agree that it is a mess as is. Shame it seems a bit tricky to install on a Nexus 7, not sure I’d know where to start!July 27, 2012 at 10:02 am #621