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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

The following chart shows the number of reports that we have received about iPlayer by time of day over the past 24 hours. An outage is determined when the number of reports are higher than the baseline, represented by the red line.

iPlayer Outage Chart 05/25/2022 21:30

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Most Reported Problems:

  • Playback Issues 36.59% Playback Issues
  • Sign in 28.58% Sign in
  • Buffering 20.11% Buffering
  • Crashing 13.58% Crashing
  • Video Quality 1.15% Video Quality

iPlayer Outage Map

The most recent outage reports and issues originated from:

United KingdomPreston Playback Issues
United KingdomCaldicot Playback Issues
United KingdomMerton Playback Issues
United KingdomLondon Crashing
United KingdomHertford Buffering
United KingdomTenby Sign in

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iPlayer Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • JohnTurner2021 John Turner (@JohnTurner2021) reported

    @outonbluesix Back in the days of UK Nova someone had taken all the Graske footage from the iPlayer & reengineered it to work as a DVD game with the coloured buttons. Wish I still had that .iso

  • PaddyGoo Johnny Davis - aka PaddyGoo (@PaddyGoo) reported

    @Carlabela1 You know you have trouble sleeping??.........well, put it on at bed time on iPlayer

  • rthxm Becca 🌹 (@rthxm) reported

    Anyone else have issues playing bbc iPlayer on a smart tv??? @BBCiPlayer

  • JamesTh78409285 James Thomson (@JamesTh78409285) reported

    Part two These hiccups occur while watching BBC iPlayer, Netflix and streams from my WD MyCloud Home NAS which are all ethernet connected. Is there a known problem with the network and can you suggest a way of monitoring these dropouts. Jim

  • Rupthebrer RICHARD FLO RIDA (@Rupthebrer) reported

    @zolabrava therefore neither of us are wrong. it actually now makes more sense to me why the song is terrible. if you want i could take a video of the opening credits i watch through the bbc iplayer website or you could use a vpn to have a look yourself. bit extreme though.

  • CitySwine Tom (@CitySwine) reported

    Dubai Hustle on iPlayer is probably one of the worst things I’ve ever seen

  • gazza647 Ned Go Grey (@gazza647) reported

    For anyone thinking of watching #Panorama on iPlayer, save yourself the trouble. Apart from a few comments you've already seen from whistleblowers it's the usual Kuennsberg sycophantic nonsense with a bit of equating a beer in Durham during a campaign meeting with 126 fines ...

  • bazmcmul Bazza the Grumpy Brewer (@bazmcmul) reported

    @supertanskiii Was saving it for the iPlayer later on, but sounds like there's no point. TBH, as soon as I saw LK's name associated with it I feared the worst.

  • Xx_MattST_xX Xx_MattST_xX ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (@Xx_MattST_xX) reported

    @mcgrimreaperUwU @heyitsnatalie00 It has its variation of quality. I watched the reboot entirely from 2005 however since Jodie became the doctor it’s gone downhill to the point I lost interest. Watch series 4, you won’t regret it. BBC iplayer

  • _ana_santos98 Ana (@_ana_santos98) reported

    @mariayupi1 BBC iplayer doesn't work in other countries

  • Eduardo_Rich Eddie Rich (@Eduardo_Rich) reported

    @petepaphides The BBC iPlayer app is also poor. I get a call every time they want her to "sign in" on her "phone, pc, or tablet". She's 87. She can't get her head around all that. To give context, she still completes every Times crossword you put in front of her. She is not stupid.

  • LinBodhran Lin Webb (@LinBodhran) reported

    @xandvt All the advice I've seen has been about spotting symptoms in others and getting help for them. What do you advise for those of us who live alone? [Please reply on Twitter, I have no TV, ergo no licence, ergo no iplayer.]

  • Slugslayer17 Nick (O) (@Slugslayer17) reported

    @lokiscottishrap @BBCScotland Found your doc by chance on iplayer, the episode about alcohol. I found it fascinating as I work with people who have 'wet brain' aka Korsokoffs Syndrome. Sad it only got a fleeting mention. But it's also the first time I have heard it mentioned on a programme about alcoholism.

  • Michael26256854 Michael Fairbairn (@Michael26256854) reported

    @BBCiPlayer the Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe program is not loading on the IPlayer through Virgin Media error code 02000

  • paulmsmith Paul Smith (@paulmsmith) reported

    @sonofswiss From what I've read it feels like they are attempting to tie together the various incarnations of 'sport', 'iplayer', 'weather', etc. Across different platforms and help people see 'that thing on your smart TV is a version of this thing on the website', etc.

  • kezmodo Kerry Daniels (@kezmodo) reported

    The last MNC of the the season is two hours long and on the iPlayer to watch. I tuned in like an idiot. There’s four of them on the sofas yet it will work out at a solid 90 minutes of Big Meeks talking absolute wham.

  • brand_Le4der Ray Anderson (@brand_Le4der) reported

    @Fastone55 @piffpuffpoof Don't watch BBC or iplayer or any live TV as its being broadcast. You can watch catch up which is 1 hour after live broadcast on ITV Ch4 Ch5 etc., not anything on BBC. I stopped paying over a year ago it's no problem watching 1 hour later.

  • eldervexxx ☆ Vex ☆ 🏴‍☠️ (@eldervexxx) reported

    I'm trying to watch ghosts on iplayer but there's this ominous bird sound in the bg????? Help?????

  • halosfckr saz HARRYS HOUSE (@halosfckr) reported


  • wormz4brain Daisie (@wormz4brain) reported

    Did u lot break iplayer from watchinf ceebeebies why wont it work


    @eyes4hrry Not entirely sure! Perhaps BBC iPlayer, would that work for you?

  • copyofacunt paige 🛰 ¹⁹ (@copyofacunt) reported

    @unbelieverssbot does the bbc iplayer app work for you?

  • WillieLiebrand Willie Liebrand (@WillieLiebrand) reported

    @BBCNews iPlayer showing a red screen with sound of running water when local news is broadcast makes me move to #Sky News. Fix this defect. Streaming is the new preferred option. The same reason I never used BBC HD.

  • hrryismyfriend theo (@hrryismyfriend) reported

    @pecuIiargirl Bbc iplayer tanked bc its not working outside the uk but i’ll try the vpn

  • _Falling_Stars_ ☆Quiller☆ 💙💛 | 🇷🇴 (@_Falling_Stars_) reported

    I think i'm gonna cry. I wanna watch dr who but the ******* VPNs won't work an it's frustating. BBC iPlayer is also frustating. Maybe I could find dr who on an illegal streaming service but I don't feel like dealing with the adds there. Do any of you know a free UK VPN that works

  • swansonian Swansonian (@swansonian) reported

    Horror Express is on BBC4 just now which means you can iPlayer it. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and a cheap monster that somehow knows how locks work. A proper horror film.

  • mermilfs Faye❤️ killing eve moots pls xxx (@mermilfs) reported

    @merderswifts Does bbc iplayer work?? Idk if Ud have it

  • buttonalltheway CJR 🇺🇦 (@buttonalltheway) reported

    @justEvieC Always want to help if I can. Been struggling with the EE ones lately because IPlayer isn’t working for me.

  • mayorrichards Sarah Sleeve (@mayorrichards) reported

    @virginmedia Hmmm... My YouTube app kicked me out last night and now I can't get on YouTube or iPlayer, is there a problem I should know about?

  • Peter34027959 Peter (@Peter34027959) reported

    @FlyLikeAnAngel5 @Bobbystewart03 @purves_sophie That's Monday after work sorted that and Motd on iplayer on mute