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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 02/28/2021 01:20

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Most Reported Problems:

  • Buffering 41.22% Buffering
  • Playback Issues 27.70% Playback Issues
  • Sign in 18.92% Sign in
  • Crashing 10.14% Crashing
  • Video Quality 2.03% Video Quality

iPlayer Outage Map

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United KingdomLarbert Playback Issues
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iPlayer Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • gingerpostman Daniel Stones (@gingerpostman) reported

    @MaiaMitchell we need to get the UK up to date now that the Fosters is on Disney+ and Good Trouble is on IPlayer! It’s not where you came from ...

  • BeckEdmenson Rebecca Edmenson (@BeckEdmenson) reported

    Catch up websites are so clingy. ‘Are you sure you want to leave iPlayer?’. Fairly sure mate, what’s the worst that could happen?

  • SethALynch Seth Lynch (@SethALynch) reported

    @anthonynsmith iPlayer knows most of the vpn servers and will block them. I've had no luck with most of them but smartdns seems to work

  • DorsetGirl1 DorsetGirl (@DorsetGirl1) reported

    @ThisIsAGoodFilm @ella_kemp I've been wanting to see at least one episode of Broken before lashing out on the DVD, but it's not coming up for me on either Neflix or the iPlayer - do you have links?

  • Beige29 Beige (@Beige29) reported

    Can’t help but notice all4 and iPlayer both trying to go Netflix by buying old boxsets. Are any worth watching - the tudors, pretty little liars, bates motel?

  • LDNLove May 💙 (@LDNLove) reported

    I finished watching Love Life this week on BBC Iplayer and dear God, the ending was rubbish. "lets get an english guy who has no personality and not really end it properly". HBO apparently likes terrible endings.. also see: Dexter.

  • mattamys Matt Amys (@mattamys) reported

    @danbathie @BBCSport @FIAFormulaE I had the same issue but managed to find it, I’m guessing you’re looking on the iPlayer app? Instead of searching for it, you need to go category’s, then sport then it should show up there live - so annoying you can’t search for it by name!

  • jimmytabuk Iain #FBSI 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Шотландский националист (@jimmytabuk) reported

    @dr_shibley Absolutely - halfhearted “correction” made by @BBCNewsPR and programme removed from iPlayer Pointless complaining as they’ll say they’ve corrected the “error”

  • DuncanJBrodie Duncan Brodie - Wales, Rails and Ales (@DuncanJBrodie) reported

    It’s also strange that while the matter is reported accurately on the BBC News at Ten (with the 6pm bulletin containing the error no longer available on iPlayer) there is neither any mention of the earlier misreporting having to be corrected nor any offer of an apology.

  • wtshrewisaway The Shrew Is Away (@wtshrewisaway) reported

    Last game of the day (assuming Smartbank Liga don't get their **** sorted) is on BBC iPlayer at 5:30pm as @DgnSwifts face @Glentoran. Swifts are in a three way tie at the bottom of the table and, even with relegation cancelled, they could do with points to help their situation 🇯🇪

  • Sarah111well Sarah 💙 (@Sarah111well) reported

    I just watched Crash Reel, about the snowboarder Kevin Pearce, on iPlayer. My eyes may have leaked a bit in places. 🏂

  • LCH912 Liam Hamilton (@LCH912) reported

    @kzoongie @C971003B @GordonRamsay Well its a brand new show so I'm guessing nowhere. Only thing you can try is iplayer by vpn but might not work as it might not be fast enough.

  • V_McCairn Victoria McCairn (@V_McCairn) reported

    Left BBC iPlayer on when I left the room and have come back to Mrs Browns Boys on. Who watches this????? It’s truly awful

  • NovelsRMyEscape Ash ♦️ I loved acosf (@NovelsRMyEscape) reported

    @Rosieagleamh It's on BBC iPlayer but it that doesn't work, you'll have to use streaming sites😭😭

  • s_cavanagh Ginganinja (@s_cavanagh) reported

    @canadiancarol1 It's on iplayer I've spent all afternoon since I finished work watching it

  • jusilvar06 Ju Rodrigues🐞 (@jusilvar06) reported

    @JCfanatic6620 @Oswin_Coleman I wonder if it's due to them releasing it already dubbed...i don't know how long it takes to dub all those eps in a lot of different languages...my bet is on that or an legal issue with the bbc..the serpent is available for 1y on the bbc iplayer...

  • WillGEsports WillG (@WillGEsports) reported

    Time for that mad scramble trying to find links that work for @FIAFormulaE and making several back up iplayer accounts to be safe.

  • TVPaulD Paul Douglas, BSc (Hons) - 💙 #WearAMask (@TVPaulD) reported

    It’s finally shown up in the iPlayer App thankfully, so I have significantly better image quality and a correct aspect ratio now.

  • GTyler1 graham tyler (@GTyler1) reported

    @BBCKasiaMadera Hi Kasia it wasn't on the papers but the prog after 12 - 12.30! The iPlayer won't let me see it again so can't check! Have a lovely w/e hope you're not working xx

  • lvvraib . (@lvvraib) reported

    Why the subs not working on bbc iPlayer

  • KevGoody71 kevin goodrum (@KevGoody71) reported

    @FIAFormulaE why can't uk watch quality session as bbc says it is not available on iplayer

  • alvernorris Kerri (@alvernorris) reported

    BBC pleaseeeee sort out this quality on the bbc iPlayer I can barely read the names in the timing column

  • GazQwerty Gareth Rhondda (@GazQwerty) reported

    Man I've been given a link to watch it and am doing so, but I still can't find out how I'd get this without a link? I type in 'formula e' to bbc iplayer or bbc sport and it doesn't show at all in either? What an awful website!

  • realcarlitosway Carl Lavery (@realcarlitosway) reported

    @RedbeardRohan @FIAFormulaE The BBC are awful when it comes to live sport, I've found it on the main BBC sport page but there is no mention of it on iplayer

  • VONmarketing Vikki O'Neill (@VONmarketing) reported

    @SouthLondonGirl I can’t believe I didn’t know I needed this awful dish. Thought they were a 90s thing. Least our TV has Netflix and iplayer etc built in so all is not lost but no SPORT. 🥺🥺🥺

  • lovesickIisa ًly (@lovesickIisa) reported

    @allmloveisgone i cant even remember my iplayer login why is this so unneccessarily difficult

  • rosiebratz cay (@rosiebratz) reported

    me trying to remember my bbc iplayer login so i can watch rosé talk for 2 mins

  • Drewallen2121 Drew-smith-allen (@Drewallen2121) reported

    @XboxSupport errr Iv not been able to connect since last night and I’m running the beta program which does need a patch for volume not working right on kodi and bbc iPlayer

  • justinionn Justin I'Onn (@justinionn) reported

    @_SteveAB @madebygoogle @BBCiPlayer I've got exactly the same issue. It's the BBC iPlayer Android TV app on the Chromecast with Google TV. Over the past couple of days it freezes, and then force closes.

  • patto1878 私に性交を放っておいて 🇯🇵🧘‍♀️🌱 (@patto1878) reported

    I think BBC iplayer is pound for pound THE worst streaming service out there