The BBC iPlayer app is obviously a hugely popular download here in the UK so it’s no surprise that one of the most searched for things on this site is information on whether the iPlayer app works.
I’ve documented the problems we’ve had with running iPlayer on the Nexus 7 but I’m pleased to say that I was able to download and install it on my Nexus 4 without any problems at all. The latest version is fully Android 4.2 Jelly Bean compatible and the quality is much improved too.
Not sure how well it will come out on my little video but here is a clip showing the BBC’s app in action:
I would not be surprised if the next release on Android breaks compatibility again but at least the BBC techies are getting better at releasing working Android updates. Within a reasonable time frame.
Now if they can just add download functionality then we’ll all be happy! Well as long as it better than the iOS implementation, not being able to navigate away from the app during the download is a terrible user experience (what on iOS?!).