BBC ‘spot on’ with streaming iPlayer app

TERRANCE ON TECH

BY TERRANCE GAVAN – SHRIKE.ca TECHNOLOGY EDITOR – June 15, 2012

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On your phone or on your home entertainment centre.

 

We are guessing that as the exponential screws turn on the technological turbine that my bell.ca satellite televiewing bill will dwindle if not disappear completely.

We are getting closer and closer to a singularity in streaming video that already makes it possible to screw your iPhone and iPad into your killer 55 inch (why do we still measure screens in inches when we measure everything else in multiples of 10, BTW?) Samsung LED living room water cooler.

This weekend I downloaded the BBC iPlayer onto my iPhone (you’ll need IOS5 kiddos) and wow. Visions of Red Dwarf, Dr. Who, killer docs, sugarplum fairies and EURO 2012 came bouncing across my screen.

Yes, there is subscribable – read monetarily driven – content on the player, but if you’re interested in perusing some classic british comedy or news or sports for free? The iPlayer from BBC is your man, man.

We are contemplating downsizing our bundled Bell bill already. We have been paying an inordinate amount for television over the last several years and it’s time to disimbibe from the “57 channels and nothin’s on” template. (Solid shout to Bruce Springsteen.)

If you have IOS 5 on your cellphone or iPad? The BBC player app is free.

We’ve attached some information about PC access below. It’s all available including some solid FAQ’s and talking points on their website.

For home PC needs? Get all that info by clicking here.

Where to get BBC iPlayer

You can watch and listen to the last 7 days of BBC TV and Radio programmes on BBC iPlayer in lots of different ways on lots of different devices.

We’ve put together this quick guide of what’s possible at the moment, and we’ll be updating it a lot as we’re always making BBC iPlayer available in more and more ways.

Right now, BBC iPlayer is available on the following devices. Just click on a device for more detailed information on which models are supported by BBC iPlayer.

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