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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.

iPlayer problems in the last 24 hours

iPlayer Outage Chart 08/03/2021 06:25

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Most Reported Problems:

  • Buffering 29.27% Buffering
  • Playback Issues 28.05% Playback Issues
  • Sign in 24.39% Sign in
  • Crashing 14.63% Crashing
  • Video Quality 3.66% Video Quality

iPlayer Outage Map

The most recent outage reports and issues originated from:

United KingdomCambridge Crashing
United KingdomWest Bromwich Sign in
United KingdomHornsey Crashing
United KingdomBirmingham Buffering
United KingdomHereford Buffering
United KingdomWalthamstow Playback Issues

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iPlayer Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • SaraKeelCube Sara C 🤗🌸 (@SaraKeelCube) reported

    @LadKbf Oh no, that is awful. Who said it? Was it an opinion or somebody saying this is definitely happening. Please can you say which program so I can listen on iPlayer? Thank you 🙏

  • iwriteimages CG (@iwriteimages) reported

    @distantpod Top as per usual, lads 👏 Check out The Crash Reel on iPlayer btw for the docs, insanely hard hitting on so many levels

  • the_john__ John (@the_john__) reported

    really is disappointing :/ I'm paying while I have to wait for each reply and iPlayer not working at all. It's nice that at least on desktop it works a bit (also really slow) but I'm constantly on the go, I need it on mobile which doesn't even work at all anymore. Please help! /3

  • the_john__ John (@the_john__) reported

    get any real help. "Change the protocol/port, uninstall/reinstall the apps, etc." but I've done all that already, yet a week later (and again 3 days for a reply) I still can't watch iPlayer on my iPhone and support doesn't really seam to care much. I love your service but this /2

  • SteveSmithVB Steve Smith - BB (@SteveSmithVB) reported

    Btw - this year's @BBCSport #Olympics coverage has been terrible this year. Everything on Iplayer is parts of events, never the full event. Its all so half arsed and a bit pointless.

  • Victttooorrriia Victoria Brennan (@Victttooorrriia) reported

    @katya_zamo Get a VPN for the BBC iPlayer (I’ll give you my login). The whole final was unreal.

  • StevenNEEUK Steven (@StevenNEEUK) reported

    BBC iplayer acting up, BBC1 and Red Button stop playing or buffer but when testing other streams, they work fine. #bbcolympics

  • rgarner Russell Garner (@rgarner) reported

    PS4 iPlayer – particularly for long streams like Olympics – is bloody awful. Can't find anything; fast-forward and rewind are utterly broken and make you want to make controller-hurling a new international sport

  • TeamXtremeXXV Me (@TeamXtremeXXV) reported

    Olympics coverage on @BBCSport is awful. Have had to go to the red button to watch hockey then as it goes to pens now have to quit iPlayer, which is not quick at all, to get back to bbc 1 to see the shootout.

  • bobgary96 Joseph Owen (@bobgary96) reported

    @AngelsInTheUK @ErikJanssen Do we know if it’ll be on iPlayer as I have the same problem with the highlights that I do with the game I’m at work 😭

  • Gturv GTT (@Gturv) reported

    @virginmedia The apps are my issue. Netflix takes forever to load, as does BBC iPlayer. Then slow to connect to what I want to watch. My V6 box works fine, this is why I wanted to upgrade from TiVo to V6.

  • Mattypriorfan Laura Piper (@Mattypriorfan) reported

    @liamjhicks No, I'm at work so was hoping to have it up on my pc on iPlayer but they're focussed on the athletics. We don't even have anyone with a chance of medalling!

  • kenl12345 me (@kenl12345) reported

    @prodnose BBC online has some issues. During Euro2020, the last group games. I had one match on TV and the other on iPlayer with sound down. The iplayer match was 3-4 mins behind real-time. ITV only about 20-30 seconds. Got score updates on the match I watched before seeing them “live”.

  • Connor_1313_ Connor (@Connor_1313_) reported

    @andrewdouglass5 Unfortunately not , I'm in work and we all tried on watch it on the BBC iplayer but they're not showing , bloody typical , what's the latest

  • Pinklilycat Stephanie Zinone (@Pinklilycat) reported

    @HertsSid why can’t I find the floor final on iPlayer?? Help me!! 😩

  • nicolacranham Nicola Cranham (@nicolacranham) reported

    @eventinghour He also said something about Alex Hua Tian not knowing if he was Chinese or British! Awful commentator, I’m so glad it’s on iplayer - I’ve switched over to that

  • LongshanksE10 Richard Astley (@LongshanksE10) reported

    @virginmedia Yep think so, I mean we don't use every single service but iPlayer is definitely the only issue here.

  • LongshanksE10 Richard Astley (@LongshanksE10) reported

    @virginmedia Thanks. Same this morning. Any other app is fine but iPlayer just switches the V6 box off. Never had a problem previously. We had the TV 360 upgrade a couple of months ago but this is the first time this has happened.

  • josephfelldown Joseph (@josephfelldown) reported

    (It's definitely a Sky issue not a BBC thing because iPlayer is fine.) #gymnastics

  • pollypreston Carol Hall (@pollypreston) reported

    @johnsmethurst It’s the lack of variety that’s the problem for me. Thought iplayer would cover more events. Not saying I haven’t enjoyed the coverage, because I have. My complaint is simply lack of choice

  • RobinComms Robin Cantrill-Fenwick (@RobinComms) reported

    @jamestomp Isn't she incredible? I couldn't help but binge the whole thing on iPlayer this weekend

  • thisaeshaw Abbi (@thisaeshaw) reported

    Your attention to the 76kg lifting up on iPlayer, some incredible strength on display, and an awful advert for the squat jerk...

  • mjrgrs mjr✨ (@mjrgrs) reported

    does anyone else’s ios iplayer app crash and die the second you try to chromecast or am i just forsaken

  • annwitbrock E-quipper - grateful for the mask you wear 😷 💉💉 (@annwitbrock) reported

    Almost all today's work done. Just the bins, and then settling in to watch "The Watch" on BBC iplayer

  • defadean Dean Lloyd (@defadean) reported

    @poulton25 Just watching the Dads Army film on iPlayer. Quality.

  • LongshanksE10 Richard Astley (@LongshanksE10) reported from Bishop's Stortford, England

    @virginmedia Hi there. Whenever we go to the iPlayer app it crashes the whole Virgin system which has to be turned off and on again. Been like that for 24 hours. Can you help please?

  • robert_cashin Robert Cashin (@robert_cashin) reported

    @virginmedia B24 Approx. 2pm to 4pm was getting error 602 when using on demand. Did reboot, but no good. iPlayer was working through TiVo box. Sky Cinema, 5, All 4, all the same. Error code after 2 minutes. Touch wood seems ok now. Was there an issue? If so, please update status.

  • rgarner Russell Garner (@rgarner) reported

    PS4 iPlayer is pathetic. Broken rewind, impossible to find anything, full blue screen crashes

  • AmyxJean Amy (@AmyxJean) reported

    I CANNOT WORK BBC iPLAYER. Trying to find the men's 100m final. It doesn't seem to feature in any of the bits I can watch from today despite being in the description...

  • JessAlderwick Jess Alderwick (@JessAlderwick) reported

    @virginmedia Install doesn’t fix it you can come and take it all out! I can’t even sit next to the hub and watch bbc iPlayer or load the virgin app!