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The BBC iPlayer is a streaming television and radio service made available by the BBC. In addition to programming from the BBC, the platform also offers programs from broadcasters including ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5.

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iPlayer problems in the last 24 hours

iPlayer Outage Chart 09/24/2020 23:00

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Most Reported Problems:

  • Buffering 39.13% Buffering
  • Crashing 23.91% Crashing
  • Playback Issues 21.74% Playback Issues
  • Sign in 10.87% Sign in
  • Video Quality 4.35% Video Quality

iPlayer Outage Map

The most recent outage reports and issues originated from:
United KingdomChichester Buffering
United KingdomLeeds Crashing
United KingdomSouthampton Buffering
United KingdomBlackwood Playback Issues
United KingdomLondon Playback Issues
United KingdomBideford Crashing

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iPlayer Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • ameyatripathi ameya tripathi (@ameyatripathi) reported

    @leowatkins91 in fact bbc sounds is a terrible app that for no reason replaced the much loved iplayer radio app

  • TheTaylorEra13 Emmie ⭐️ (@TheTaylorEra13) reported

    @hannahgreer_ I recommend watching Good Trouble on bbc iPlayer!! 👍

  • badyroro Rowan Emily Pearce (@badyroro) reported

    @butmummylane @MichaelRosenYes @skytv We just switched to sky q after tying to cancel, it was cheaper. New receiver, dish and wires as apparently there were breaks in the wire that made the box stop in rain, I had no clue that was the issue! My asd son is overly enjoying all the new features, iPlayer etc though 😬

  • DecipherOffAir DecipherOffAir (@DecipherOffAir) reported

    "Far from being the answer to all the BBC’s digital problems, the iPlayer strategy under Tony Hall has actually caused many of them."

  • Josh_Thornbury Joshua Thornbury (@Josh_Thornbury) reported

    @BBCiPlayer why is Northern Ireland BBC not working on your iplayer? Do we not also pay a licence fee? 🧐

  • TeesCDF Ben Findlay (@TeesCDF) reported

    Anyone else having issues with their @Apple iDevices since the v14 OS update? No non-Apple apps work on my Apple TV (Spotify, Netflix, Disney+, iPlayer tested thus far) and my iPad now wont connect to WiFi, but will tether to phone fine!

  • CJessCooke 🕷C.J. Cooke/Carolyn Jess-Cooke🕷 (@CJessCooke) reported

    @ThatKerryHudson Buy a VPN, reroute to London, and sign in to BBC iPlayer

  • sgfmann George Mann (@sgfmann) reported

    @kevinhowells7 not working on iplayer or to watch on website.

  • madamBanting22 madam (@madamBanting22) reported

    @PanasonicUK hi - I have a Panasonic Viera smart TV - purchased in 2015. I’m having some problems with the TV powering down unexpectedly while viewing & with using the BBC iPlayer app - it’s crashing when trying to play content. Is there anything I can do to fix?

  • quomodoservices Alan Wallwin (@quomodoservices) reported

    @BBCiPlayer @thatsmytweet0 I also experience this problem with iPlayer. No problem with Netflix, Prime, NowTV. Where/how do I report the problem and help you provide a reliable service?

  • dovemixismyhigh natasha ✨ (@dovemixismyhigh) reported

    The worst part about #LittleMixTheSearch only being available on the UK BBC iplayer is that I can’t tell my friends to watch it. The only international ppl that will watch are mixers and it can’t draw in new ppl from the gp @BBCiPlayer @BBCOne @LittleMix

  • roller1004 Gary Rowles (@roller1004) reported from Witney, England

    @OxfordMailOUFC Watching on iplayer is awful...would put up with it short term but if its ongoing im not so sure...not enjoyable.

  • ShrnThomson sharon thomson (@ShrnThomson) reported

    @BBCiPlayer @thatsmytweet0 Mines has been the same. I use iplayer on my fire stick. BBC is always stalling or has gone off after 2 minutes. All other channels are fine & no problems with internet connection

  • SimpsonsClips24 Pingu25430 (@SimpsonsClips24) reported

    @CBeebiesHQ Hello! Big Fireman Sam fan here - I understand the classic series was due to be on BBC iPlayer as of yesterday, but for some reason, it hasn't happened just yet. Any ideas why? - ie, rights issues, etc?

  • kedzz123 Steveooo (@kedzz123) reported

    Wife making me watch Us on iplayer, ******* kill me now its awful #us #BBCUs

  • amr_ita amrita🌻 (@amr_ita) reported

    the bbc iplayer search button is terrible

  • LianneAnner Lianne (@LianneAnner) reported

    @rabnoakes Cheers Rab. That's a good thing in a way as they may put it on iPlayer or britbox or even just repeat it, and it will be HD and good sound quality.

  • Jonbydesign 🔬Jon R2m🕹️ (@Jonbydesign) reported

    @TeamYouTube Thanks but I don't think it's your app because your app is not the only one affected; iPlayer, Amazon prime etc are also affected. Not Netflix, weirdly. The problem seems to be with Virgin.

  • r4g6_ Ed 🐍 (@r4g6_) reported

    Is it so much to ask that BBC iPlayer include some sort of category system for browsing their documentaries? I need my archeology and ancient history fix.

  • RandomDawdler Professional dawdler Isla (@RandomDawdler) reported

    @InsideNo9Tweets I was thinking that - if you pay for Netflix to watch it, when it's on iPlayer, seems a bit costly. Mind you, I suppose you can only access iPlayer from the UK, so it maybe depends on where you live, if it's a big issue.

  • nowtvhelp NOW TV Help (@nowtvhelp) reported

    @JakeGafro Hi Jake, We have seen a handful of people having issues with their PS4 apps. It's actually happening on the Neflix and iPlayer also. PSN have advised a full uninstall and reinstall of all the affected apps.

  • perriesmotivat1 perriesmotivate (@perriesmotivat1) reported

    @itlay1234 Yes I can help you with that if you know Aptoide you can watch BBC iPlayer with a VPN it worked for me DM me so I can help

  • BuddaJenkins Budda Jenkins (@BuddaJenkins) reported

    @ITV I'm disabled, mostly housebound. Debian/Ubuntu server admin here. I know my stuff!! Please sort out your ITV Hub Player for watching online! It is really crap, stops, cuts out, crashes on all browsers etc. BBC iPlayer, Channel 4, no issues

  • bIueharvest saturn (@bIueharvest) reported

    omg but good trouble is on iplayer what

  • andywritesstuff Andy Waterfield (@andywritesstuff) reported

    @Diazzzz Gloriously wholesome trash TV. IPlayer. Cute outfits abound, all problems solved.

  • NJDH62 Nick Hewitt (@NJDH62) reported

    @guywalters What’s the quality (definition) like Guy on the Amazon Prime streaming? I bought the series a few years ago on iPlayer for and it was (is) pretty terrible to watch on a UHD TV, like watching a wrinkly retaped VHS (which it probably was) Is this a fresher digital copy?

  • perriesmotivat1 perriesmotivate (@perriesmotivat1) reported

    @lminyourarea do you need help? to have the app bbc iplayer i can watch with a vpn i got it on aptoide it's an android app it worked for me

  • conor91120233 Conor D and a C (@conor91120233) reported

    @hashtagutd @JoshOsude @lozcast anyone else have serious trouble trying to watch it on bbc iplayer, bare in mind i’m using a vpn but everything else works...

  • abperson_cycle abperson 🇪🇺 (@abperson_cycle) reported

    @J2onyabike Funny thing just happened. I'm watching the 'Lance' documentary on iPlayer, it's about the time of the Festina Affair, clicked on the image above, just as Jonathan Vaughters starts talking about "****** issue" ... he definitely got that right!

  • gentlemanirv Irving (@gentlemanirv) reported

    @hashtagutd We broke the iPlayer! I mean, it’s already broken by default but still!