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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 11/24/2020 06:50

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Most Reported Problems:

  • Sign in 27.01% Sign in
  • Playback Issues 26.28% Playback Issues
  • Buffering 24.09% Buffering
  • Crashing 20.44% Crashing
  • Video Quality 2.19% Video Quality

iPlayer Outage Map

The most recent outage reports and issues originated from:
United KingdomGuildford Playback Issues
United KingdomThrapston Sign in
United KingdomLeighton Buzzard Buffering
United KingdomRomford Sign in
United KingdomBelfast Crashing
United KingdomStockport Sign in

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iPlayer Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • _Shadow_light Shadow (@_Shadow_light) reported

    Hi @BBCiPlayer @BBCiPlayerForum I need help! Someone is using my iPlayer account on another device. I think it's a TV at a self-catering flat I stayed at. How can I log out of my account on all devices and reset my password so only I can access my iPlayer account.

  • AMadmanNotABox -𝐉𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐄- (@AMadmanNotABox) reported

    @RetroActiveGM @TomGardinerUK @bbcdoctorwho iPlayer is counted in the BARB charts though I believe the latest reports indicated that it makes up for less than 500k viewers & then you have the uncertainty issue there of not knowing what views are infact repeat views from people who already watched. I think My5 is but I'm-

  • djballltfc75 David Ball (@djballltfc75) reported

    @salopcast I turn iplayer off on 85mins into every match now,I don't know what the problem is flying 👍

  • Senor_gulicreza What would Lenin do? (@Senor_gulicreza) reported

    @SkatinLis @Isabel__Eaton No one needs to watch television on Christmas Day do they? We can make do with box sets, Netflix and Iplayer. Allow the guys that work in television to have the day off

  • pertinaxone Jason Monk (@pertinaxone) reported

    @HumaxUK still no further updates yet on a permanent fix for @iplayer or the On Demand services??

  • HannahWalkom Hannah Walkom (@HannahWalkom) reported

    Of course iPlayer doesn't work when I want to catch up on Small Axe

  • whitebug71 GuidoB💛🖤 💚 (@whitebug71) reported

    @Wizardisms @bbcdoctorwho BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues. This is the message I get. What do they mean rights issue. They filmed it. And they broadcast it... I find this very strange... And disappointing.

  • MCDownes5 Christina Downes (@MCDownes5) reported

    @Steveeejg You don't need to look after it, it just happens. The thing is to deal with it once it's the present. Which is what you do all the time. More sleep would probably help but only you can decide how to do that. I'm feeling much better & am defiantly watching iPlayer till v. late.🤔

  • Turner15Gregory Gregory Turner (@Turner15Gregory) reported

    @BBCiPlayer Okay thank you for that. I did manage to get some cited help in order to sign in to iPlayer on my TV, but I am not getting any voice feedback from voice guide. Can I send you the version numbers of the software as a Diem please?

  • mrleeward Lee Ward (@mrleeward) reported

    @MikeDiver I feel you. It's entirely awful and impossible. We gave up within the fortnight, and hoped iPlayer kids content would take up the slack.

  • jamesummer2 James Baroque (@jamesummer2) reported from Esher, England

    @Lucy_Worsley No bloody iPlayer wouldn’t work/link in ... is it still there

  • antoiberte nette 🍁🍂💨🌧 (@antoiberte) reported

    I can’t believe I didn’t mine iPlayer for football docs to play whilst working sooner, what an error.

  • WilliamNB 🚲 Pro-solitude Will #BeMoreMike 🇬🇧🇿🇦 (@WilliamNB) reported

    @Karafalos @BBCNews @BBC In my case, it's worked. I stopped paying licence fee and I don't consume any of their services. Well, I don't watch any broadcast TV, nor iPlayer. I refuse to help finance such an awful organisation, which runs regular hate-pieces on cycling

  • TheRikMoran Rik Moran (@TheRikMoran) reported

    @SiHodges79 @BritBox_UK I wouldn't have thought iplayer to be the issue, more likely would be the netflix deal.

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

    Just checking - are all of zoom, skype, facebook etc ramping up their servers for the holiday season? (I'm sure they will be). What about games companies, netflix, bbc iplayer etc? Do we have bandwidth for everyone to be online to family solid for a few days? Start promoting it!

  • cagedinpod 𝕮𝖆𝖌𝖊𝖉 𝕴𝖓 𝕻𝖔𝖉𝖈𝖆𝖘𝖙 (@cagedinpod) reported

    @filmsonwax Unless you want to use a VPN to sign into Amazon Prime US (from what I know it still won’t work) iplayer is your only bet I’m afraid.

  • consciouslY_GEE End Sars (@consciouslY_GEE) reported

    Anyway, new work up on the Gucci website, BBC iPlayer and a few bits pending on Film4 👊🏾

  • outonbluesix Tim Worthington (@outonbluesix) reported

    @DrMatthewSweet I mean even the same week shows weren't on Listen Again/iPlayer for eight or so years due to a non-financial dispute. This is asking for trouble.

  • SisterQuill Jesse Stuart She/Her (@SisterQuill) reported

    @parditti The iplayer version moves a bit faster so some of the jokes are punchier But the Netflix version has a whole subplot with the director and his sister that rounds them out more Both versions work well so it might depend whether you're in a jokes or character mood

  • ichbingoatboy JP Reid (@ichbingoatboy) reported

    @mat_sanderson @dublinerma @expressvpn I was having issues with iPlayer for ages until I downloaded the latest software update and connect to server London (not East London). It mostly works OK! But now ITV Hub has gone down (and Britbox). Any other VPN suggestions guys?

  • MrMe30261568 Mr Me (@MrMe30261568) reported

    @DMinghella I had to check iPlayer settings to make sure it's set to best quality, because it doesn't look like UHD...

  • steve_toye Steve Toye (@steve_toye) reported

    @SophiaMyles If they use a vpn, like NORD VPN, and change their location to the UK they should be able to access the iplayer. This works to view US TV from the UK so should work.

  • Laura_Dykes1 Laura Marie Dykes (@Laura_Dykes1) reported

    @Lucy_Worsley Terrible excuse we watched the Crown, then you on iPlayer later, simple x

  • Laura_Dykes1 Laura Marie Dykes (@Laura_Dykes1) reported

    @Lucy_Worsley Terrible excuse we watched the crown ans you on iPlayer afterwards, simple x

  • LGGorm Leah 👩🏻‍🏫 (@LGGorm) reported

    Hit that part of the night when I can do no more work. Giving #WeAreWhoWeAre on iPlayer a go 🇮🇹

  • MrandMrsPuttock Mel (@MrandMrsPuttock) reported

    @NOWTV None of the Apps (BBC iPlayer, Netflix, ITVHub) working on my TV. Plus Homepage is not looking same as normal. Lots missing. Is there a problem you are aware of?

  • miggyluv Miggy💙 (@miggyluv) reported

    BBC iPlayer picture quality is pretty bad when viewing live TV isn't it? Or is it just me? It's like HD never even happened.

  • Troglodytes73 Rachel Thomas (@Troglodytes73) reported

    @Lucy_Worsley I was at work so hoping it's on iplayer. My parents took my paintings down to decorate and never put them back up! Character building I guess. Looking forward to watching.

  • finchems78 Ems (they/them) (@finchems78) reported

    Teaching your parents via video call how to use their fire sticks and apps. Papa is convinced that @NetflixUK is the hardware .... I cant get iplayer to work on my netflix

  • kw1330 keith watson ⚫️ (@kw1330) reported

    @BBCiPlayer why’s iPlayer not loading on TV? All other channels work?