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BBC iPlayer + Media Player apps updated with Lollipop support

The BBC has updated its iPlayer app for Android, as well as the accompanying BBC Media Player app, with support for the new Android 5.0 Lollipop release. Updates for both apps are rolling out from today, just as we're expecting to see the OS become available for more devices.

The BBC Media Player changelog notes that Android 5.0 is now fully supported, while the iPlayer release notes reveal that bugs affecting downloaded content on Lollipop have been fixed. Other changes in iPlayer 4.4.1 include playback at the highest possible quality over Wifi, 3G or 4G, and redesigned show pages.

If you're an iPlayer user, be sure to grab the latest updates for an optimum experience on Lollipop.

Alex Dobie
Alex Dobie

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

5 Comments
  • Got it at lunchtime. All we need now is a lollipop!
  • Does it have Cyanogenmod support yet or will it crash every time I try and watch something?
  • Any signs of a bbc iplayer app for Android TV yet?
  • Sky could learn a thing or two as their sky go app sux balls Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App