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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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  • HaskinsIvor Ivor Haskins (@HaskinsIvor) reported

    Documentary on this club, supposedly the worst team in UK, is well worth a watch. It's called The Fort and is available in bbc iPlayer. They're definitely on the up.

  • adrianclark Adrian Clark (@adrianclark) reported

    @BBCiPlayerHi, another here with the Panasonic iPlayer problem. No need to reply; just adding my name to the list in case it gives you some idea of coverage.

  • LiamStanley20 Liam Stanley (@LiamStanley20) reported

    @0rthodoxStan Shit might have to watch it again stopped watching it because my iPlayer didn’t work on Xbox and forgot my login to it on my phone

  • TheJacobTrueman Jacob Trueman (@TheJacobTrueman) reported

    So Drag Race UK has a bit of a diversity problem; mostly white and no Scottish or Welsh queens... bit of a misstep, but let's not cancel it before its even aired... oh wait, it's not airing... it's iPlayer only. Hmm... this better be good.

  • BigGBsociety Cynthia Seymour (@BigGBsociety) reported

    @PanaService_UK Hi is anyone else having problems with connecting to iplayer & other catch-ups on Viera. Model TX-49D500B

  • HeresLisa Lisa Alderson (@HeresLisa) reported

    I’ve just found out there’s 18 episodes of @TheRepairShop on iPlayer. So if you need me in the next few days you’ll find me crying in a corner because someone’s broken childhood jigsaw has been fixed

  • TimmyTour Timmy Tour (@TimmyTour) reported

    Watching #motd on iplayer. First time I've seen it sober this season! My God the opening credits are awful. Worst I have ever seen imo

  • DN357PY IF (@DN357PY) reported

    @thebelief An ‘audio pass’ on ifollow costs £2.50. Nothing available online, eg on iplayer, because of ‘rights issues’. I could watch the game for a tenner seeing as it’s a Tuesday night. Although as I typed my original tweet we went one down. So not missing much 🙄

  • amybrianna amy✨ (@amybrianna) reported

    “Keeping faith” on bbc iPlayer is the worst show I’ve watched in a while

  • jr_uk James (@jr_uk) reported

    @IanLeeMitch @BBCiPlayer These things happen with technology – I’m sure they’ll resolve the issue. I’m a big supporter of the BBC. Just wanted to make the iPlayer team aware that I’m having the same issue.

  • moomin_pug PugMoomin (@moomin_pug) reported

    @D_Blanchflower There's a BBC iPlayer 3 episode doc called Broke. That will help answer your question.

  • WhiskyNovember Claire 🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@WhiskyNovember) reported

    @curious_twitt @NetflixUK I actually use BBC services a lot (particularly the iplayer) and I watch live tv (not all the time). Yes, its about £12 per month but I quite like a lot of their output. I don't get all the hatred for the BBC. Yes, we all know the wrongs and the issues of the past but I like it.

  • XtinaG 🌹 𝙲𝚑𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚊 𝙶. (@XtinaG) reported

    Well, I’m in a ‘learning more about the world’s problems’ kind of mood. Time to watch some of the new Stacey Dooley documentaries on iPlayer! 👍🏼

  • joyfulfluff Joy (@joyfulfluff) reported

    @IanLeeMitch @PanasonicUK @BBCiPlayer I'm not sure if it's your TV. I've got an obscure (cheap) TV and I can't get BBC news presently. All sorts of issues with iPlayer tbh.

  • Vono27 Siobhan Kidd (@Vono27) reported

    @CBeebiesHQ please put series 1 of Bing in iPlayer.....season 2 has been watched multiple times (help me) and for some reason S1 is not on iPlayer or ever on the channel.

  • BBCiPlayer BBC iPlayer (@BBCiPlayer) reported

    @Stanleybasin Hey Stanley, due to rights reasons the film being broadcast on BBC One wasn't able to be shown on BBC iPlayer. Can you let us know if this issue still persists now that the film has ended.

  • ryanmcfc92 Ryan (@ryanmcfc92) reported

    Someone help man how do I watch motd on iplayer abroad

  • qudooschaudhry qudoos (@qudooschaudhry) reported

    @SilasReinagel @jbogard I guess naming is an issue in general. I prefer the 'I' naming convention because of what Jimmy said and also because an interface provides a contract and 'I' is a claim to that contract. An IPlayer may provide play, pause, stop, rewind and forward for instance.

  • fnmergitur é (@fnmergitur) reported

    @NordVPN Well i would suggest to marketing team rather than sharing ads please contact with the technical department to fix the connection errors especially in the UK. Cant see anything on bbc iplayer almost for two days.

  • archie_82 Stewart (@archie_82) reported

    @kevinbridges86 @BBCOne Belter mate. Just hope St Peter gave my gran his iPlayer login so she could tune in up there

  • andyenglish24 AndyEnglish (@andyenglish24) reported

    @officialcufc I grew up in Carlisle, live in Mansfield, and am stuck in Poland with a broken leg otherwise I would be there tomorrow cheering on the Blue Army with my 5 year old. Let’s win this!!! 😀 I will be watching on iPlayer 👍 COYB!!!

  • murphyliverpool Matt Murphy (@murphyliverpool) reported

    Also using ‘adaptive release’ more creatively. Yr2 Eng Product Design Wk 1 - I point to iPlayer @diysos to illustrate how engineering design impacts quality of life. This year they can’t access group allocation until they answer 3 questions on a particularly emotional episode

  • deanchaffer Dean Chaffer (@deanchaffer) reported

    @Hannah_moohand I think she is very good . Some quality programmes on the iPlayer. I think it's worth the licence fee

  • paulrogers002 Paul Rogers (@paulrogers002) reported

    Reception seems exceptionally broken around here today. Perhaps it's the wet weather. I'm going to have to resort to the iPlayer.

  • MILLS1927 Paul Mills (@MILLS1927) reported

    Yet again PLUS crap had delivered on terrible connection speeds trying to get BBC iPlayer & freezers. Honestly £44 a month really! #plusnet @Plusnet

  • K_a__T__i__E__ ♡katie♡ (@K_a__T__i__E__) reported

    Just Watched #14DaysInMay documentary on BBC iPlayer... it's really bothering me ☹ that poor man and his family 😔 just terrible and heart breaking.

  • haslar_physio martin Howorth (@haslar_physio) reported

    @virginmedia Still unable to access your OD service whilst iplayer works perfectly...must be a wifi issue🤣

  • EnglishRoses EnglishRoses (@EnglishRoses) reported

    @Sohji Like my son. He doesn't have tv licence, just uses Netflix etc. But no iplayer. And you're right, most tv is awful.

  • christyxo2 Christy (@christyxo2) reported

    @BBCiPlayer The problem still exists on iPlayer. Switched to the Beta and it's definitely better, but far from what is used to be. Beta has got about 75% of the way there.

  • streathamdave streathamdave (@streathamdave) reported

    @drfc_official Well that was just about as awful as it sounded on IPlayer. We need more than just a good striker, but that would be a start. Otherwise we'll be playing Grimsby again next season in the league.

  • meadowend Mike Hill (@meadowend) reported

    @BBCiPlayer I’m having problems with iPlayer on my Panasonic TV. I have latest firmware & have done factory reset as your help page suggests, but iPlayer (& BBC News app) still fails to load. Netflix, YouTube & Rakuten TV work just fine. Thx

  • certainstyle a certain style (@certainstyle) reported

    @BBCiPlayer @larmstrong98 I am having streaming issues with iplayer on my samsung connected tv this evening - just keeps buffering every 30 seconds. unwatchable. no issues with other streaming services or apps via the tv.

  • Johnny5pence Johnny Spence (@Johnny5pence) reported

    @TxtDrive @godsavethepoint @BBCWorld BBC News (from iPlayer app) have just mentioned in as ‘coming up in next half hour’, so you’ll get it in the UK no problem. Programme is called “Beyond 100 days”, it may be available on demand later.

  • spicyjulesc Jules Carr (@spicyjulesc) reported

    @BBCiPlayer iplayer still not loading after software update and factory reset. Panasonic TV. Help!

  • gIkJpxgcCrpJaNk Hannah Morrison (@gIkJpxgcCrpJaNk) reported

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  • paulrogers002 Paul Rogers (@paulrogers002) reported

    Reception so broken around here that I generally rely on the iPlayer instead. Catching up on Twitter before #Newsnight in 5 minutes..

  • icouldbedreamin CJ (@icouldbedreamin) reported

    @Oxford_Life @BBCiPlayer It’s also apparent that the Friday coverage was a direct feed from the euro athletics web site, so commentary is a bit average and distinctly low energy. I wonder if the fact that it wasn’t a BBC broadcast is what’s causing the issues in getting it on iPlayer.

  • miltonthompsonn Milton (@miltonthompsonn) reported

    @BBCiPlayer the BBC iPlayer app on my Xbox one is not working. When i try to watch anything there is no sound. Is there anything I can do to fix this

  • PlexNetflix Martin Phillp (@PlexNetflix) reported

    Mum's watching Crapsualty on iPlayer. Drug taking A&E clinical lead and a druggie/alki Paramedic. Just another day at Britain's worst fictional NHS hospital.

  • rutherian Ian (@rutherian) reported

    @Dunsrunner Might be a Digital Rights Management (DRM) issue preventing it so you can’t preserve the recording beyond the iplayer license agreement of 30 days or something.

  • _jrands Jessica Rands (@_jrands) reported

    BBC IPlayer is by far THE WORST on demand service, dunno if it’s just mine but it’s so ******* laggy and it takes me 10 years to press ******* pause

  • Paulosdub Paul W (@Paulosdub) reported

    @intothefuture5 @daisychain241 You can watch catch apart from bbc iplayer, you cannot watch any live tv. Having a tv is not an issue at all. They also have zero right to enter your house

  • Stephen93986504 Stephen Jennings (@Stephen93986504) reported

    @donaldglover just watched atlanta on iplayer and I have only one problem. Not enough Darius

  • ali31e Alison Edgar (@ali31e) reported

    @LGUKCare Just updated software on my tv and now Iplayer doesn’t work, how can I fix this

  • WinramPhoto Laurence Winram (@WinramPhoto) reported

    @TheRepairShop @brentonwestpho1 I can't find this episode on iplayer. Can you help please!

  • WinramPhoto Laurence Winram (@WinramPhoto) reported

    @TheRepairShop I have had 2 people recommend the episode about a turn of the century instant camera shown recently but can't find it on iplayer. Can you help please!

  • APATBillShep Bill Sheppard (@APATBillShep) reported

    If you enjoy football at the lower end then 2 to watch on iplayer. The Fort about @FortWilliamFC and if its still on there @realkashmirfc. If you think your club has problems they are nowt compared to these two.

  • HobbitsWife HobbitsWife (@HobbitsWife) reported

    @AmazonHelp It isn’t an error message. On the kids edition in a kids user area you can limit the time for apps and video separately. Kiddy watched the kids iplayer but his app time ran out rather than his video time. He was upset cos he doesnt see the iplayer as an app as it’s tv

  • Jedi_Magpie_11 Erin Mckenzie (@Jedi_Magpie_11) reported

    @mrdanwalker Morning Dan, my TV is still broken, lucky I have BBC iPlayer on my phone 👍🏻👍🏻

  • HaydenFoster_ hf ⚔️ (@HaydenFoster_) reported

    WHY isnt match of the day on iplayer yet, pls fix up @BBC

  • man_of_arran Man of Arran (@man_of_arran) reported

    @AmazonHelp Thanks for your help. I just googled it. Turns out I can't download anything as I'm not the bill player in our family plan. Never mind. Used iPlayer and Netflix instead.

  • OllieMaate L. A. P. (@OllieMaate) reported

    I think we’re all in agreement when I say the worst thing on this planet is how long it takes for match of the day to go onto iPlayer. #MOTD #EPL #PremierLeague

  • DumpMoggle Rev. Moggledump (@DumpMoggle) reported

    @MissGraceless Really is, certainly set for the evening now! Be a nice break from shite telly. Had no idea either, stumbled across it half an hour in. Hope they put it on Iplayer. If not, given it's age, it's bound to be available in decent quality online somewhere.

  • Gargarin BLTP (@Gargarin) reported

    @dc_photographs @BBCSounds @BBCRadio3 I gave up they wanted me to sign in and couldn't be arsed and radio iplayer isn't available for laptops anymore they'll stop it soon and force everyone to use sounds

  • animalofdestiny danathan is half alive (@animalofdestiny) reported

    I can't help but feel that it would've been a good move to have Series 11 be serialised and released on iPlayer/Netflix all at once - y'know get that kids audience in, all the big shows do it, move with the times damn it

  • Privatecarfree Rosalind Readhead 🌍 (@Privatecarfree) reported

    @DarranShepherd Thank you (Physics was my worst subject) This is a good explainer. So watching a 60 mins DVD ( from the library) on this DVD player much better than iplayer @BBC online wifi at 88g C02 per hour (plus the device energy use)

  • Ajayawardena AJ (@Ajayawardena) reported

    Just watched John Barnes on #bbcbreakfast via iPlayer and agree with what he was saying re: racism being a society issue rather than something football should fix. Disappointed that Naga/Charlie didn't seem to get it and were happy to just blame all of football

  • Shaunjenks Shaun Jenks 🇬🇧📱⌚️💻📸✈️ (@Shaunjenks) reported from Shrewsbury, England

    I know it’s still in beta but the TV app on MacOS is awful, no where near as good as it’s counterpart on iOS. BBC iPlayer won’t even play through it. I use it more on my Mac than my iPhone too due to the larger screen. Hopefully we see some improvements before the GM lands

  • RadioWalaShow Farooq (@RadioWalaShow) reported

    @BBCiPlayer iplayer pairing code for TV app. Codes are not working I tried 5 codes

  • Habiba_EE 💗Habiba Ahmed💗 (@Habiba_EE) reported

    My bbc iPlayer is not working