BBC Android app goes Worldwide

Android users had to wait quite a while for the official BBC Android app to arrive, when it did -- it was only made available in UK respectively. Now, BBC has taken their offerings Global by making the application available to all Worldwide. We're not exactly sure, what stopped them from doing so previously -- licensing agreements we suppose but either way we're glad to see it finally available to all. If we could now get the BBC iPlayer that would be great but one step at a time. Head on past the break for the Android Market download.

There are 7 comments

WallaceD says:

Sadly, this app is incompatible with 2.3.4.

Doesn't even show up in the market, as the OS requirements on the Market web are "1.6 - 2.3.3".


Edit: strange. I clicked on the "This app is incompatible with all of your devices" link on the Market website, and it's still saying it's not available in my country. "This item cannot be installed in your device's country."

What gives? It doesn't show up at all on the handset Market.

jwrobel1#AC says:

Damn it. I was so excited to see that this app is available worldwide. I'm running 2.3.4 on my Nexus One and now I can't get just got worse...

jwrobel1#AC says:

Actually, never mind. Just installed and it works perfectly.

AndroidUK says:

Perhaps they can now get the iPlayer app working on Honeycomb!

Landon1983 says:

They need to get it working on any of the versions. I would love to have Radio 1 on my phone. I could stream it through Sirus but meh, why pay to do that. :P

WallaceD says:

Uhm... OK, this is strange.

I could not install the app via the Market website, and a search on the handset Market yielded no results for the official app.

But I scanned the QR code above, and it took me straight in and allowed me to install the app.


The app is really quite excellent.

popartist says:

Yeah, it's a little weird, downloaded fine from the Market via QR code, is in the app drawer on my phone but is not currently showing up in the My Downloads list in the Market.