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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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  • cuthyb Andrew C. Jnr #FBPE 🇪🇺🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇱🇺 (@cuthyb) reported from Dundee, Scotland

    @EE Your TV box keeps freezing when I'm using apps like YouTube and BBC iPlayer. This is my second replacement box, and it's just a really disappointing TV service. Your broadband however is fantastic, good streaming quality and reliable Wi-Fi connection.

  • accessstratford Accessible Stratford (@accessstratford) reported from Stratford-upon-Avon, England

    There must have been a glitch with my iPlayer (it kept saying you weren’t available) so I Removed you, did a Search + Saved you as a Favourite again! And here you are @BBCTwo too now, later than last year. Perfect. And yes I’ll miss Jim too.

  • BarryStubbins1 Dad 👴🏾 Rock (@BarryStubbins1) reported

    @gigga_wat It was a BBC iplayer job one with some awful talking heads but covered full career really

  • shoppa_supa Will Munday (@shoppa_supa) reported

    @daisy_haggard @BBCiPlayer @ChrissyBotto Finished watching the whole series on iPlayer. Totally brilliant. This quality writing should have been straight on @BBCOne. Well done again ladies! #backtolife

  • berfaann Bethan Crisfield (@berfaann) reported

    @CuriouswithJVN @jvn Climate change! Watched 'Climate Change - The Facts' on BBC iPlayer last night & just bawled. That docu plus #OurPlanet is giving me serious eco-anxiety but that pushes me on to make lifestyle changes! We're running out of time to fix our mistakes!

  • KeriWarbis Keri Warbis (@KeriWarbis) reported

    @stesmi0756 Yep. And when you listen to an episode it doesn’t then roll into the next one. It’s a lottery as to what will play. It drops out a lot when doing stuff on other sites whilst listening too. iPlayer never did this. Wonder who designed it all. Bloody awful to use.

  • _Mollayy Mollie Campbell (@_Mollayy) reported

    Ugh BBC iPlayer's subtitles are awful😒

  • zoe_ritchie Zoe (@zoe_ritchie) reported

    Just started watching Lunatics and summer heights high is back on Iplayer, so I can only apologise to everyone as they now have to listen to my terrible Australian accent all the time

  • felixtrench Felix Trench (@felixtrench) reported

    The BBC: You now need to sign in to via your computer or device to use iPlayer on the television. It's very easy. Me: *accidentally sets phone to Arabic*

  • recknell JR (@recknell) reported

    Sad to say I was pretty clueless about climate change until watching it on the iPlayer (although people who know me know I don’t waste much )but anyone who hasn’t watched it I suggest you do as it’s very educational and the smallest of changes can help the planet 🌍

  • Sarkavalley Keith Grant Jones (@Sarkavalley) reported

    Fed up with #bt.com - three weeks without iPlayer, countless phone calls to people who don't help, new BT box, new Hub, smart disc and no further forward - bad show #britishtelecom

  • richardtitus Richard Titus (@richardtitus) reported from San Francisco, California

    @CalvinSYee @qz I’ve spent my life on this Problem. Comcast, cablevision and of course iPlayer

  • DJ_247_96 🌍 Johnny 🌍 (@DJ_247_96) reported

    If anyone's got an hour to spare today I beg you all watch Climate Change - The Facts on iPlayer or an ep of Our Planet on Netflix. They don't hold back on the biggest issue in the world right now - global warming.

  • dekkeruk Jay Dub-Ya (@dekkeruk) reported

    @N1k07a There’s been some ‘technical issues’ on bbc iPlayer. Mine is now working again.

  • BobSeaSunSIDA Bob (@BobSeaSunSIDA) reported

    BBC blocks iPlayer abroad (Spain) says it’s a “rights issue” not sure why I can’t put my license fee number into website to get access 🤔🤔

  • Idontmind64 Chris Penney #FBPE #WATON (@Idontmind64) reported

    @Jamken22 Try iplayer & David Ateenborough's programme last night. Airc China is specifically mentioned at on point doing much with solar power. It will take the whole planet to tackle the problem, sitting by & waiting for others to start is not the answer!

  • HenrikBechmann Henrik Bechmann (@HenrikBechmann) reported

    @EndClimtSilence @richardabetts @MichaelEMann @daniel_brener @BBCOne @GretaThunberg @StottPeter @NaomiOreskes @_richardblack @BBC @BBCWorld @ProfMarkMaslin @ChiefExecCCC When I try this, I get the following message: "BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues."

  • thomas_winstone Thomas Winstone  (@thomas_winstone) reported

    @DerekTheWeather Was hoping to screen shot it on. Iplayer but can’t find it on there. As you had the map of wales up. The label worded Aberystwyth under the W was a red = symbol, sorry cant be of more help

  • TheJakeMoyes Jake Moyes (@TheJakeMoyes) reported

    I can't watch catch up TV in one go cause I have to stop it and allow it to buffer, I can't look through Facebook/twitter while watching BBC iPlayer , if there's more than one person using the WiFi u may as well go outside and paint a bit of wood and watch it dry (2/4)

  • GarethSimkins Gareth Simkins (@GarethSimkins) reported

    So, I guess I am the UK's only environmental journalist who missed #ClimateChangeTheFacts tonight. I was in the pub, discussing what I will tell @CommonsEAC about the toxic regulatory car crash that is the Furniture Regs next Tuesday. Still, iPlayer waits.

  • LawnMagic Christopher Baker (@LawnMagic) reported

    @madebygoogle Hi, 2nd generation, the light is white and I have no problem Chromecasting YouTube, BBC iPlayer etc. It's only when trying to mirror device using Chromecast via the Home app.

  • allyPOUM Alasdair Church #JC4PM2019 (@allyPOUM) reported from Brentford, England

    @graceblakeley @frankieboyle Personally, not gonna login to no iPlayer but have ways & means. Freedom of information mofos.

  • christyxo2 Christy (@christyxo2) reported

    @BBCiPlayer Ever since your last update on the Xbox One(original), we've had to max out the volume on our TV to hear anything. Games/Netflix/Amazon all work at volume 5, iPlayer needs 90+! iPlayer version 1.0.15.70 Please fix this it's becoming irksome.

  • debsdustbunny Deb-or-ah (@debsdustbunny) reported

    This is seriously good! #BackToLife Catch it on the iPlayer. It will help you get over the fact that #Fleabag2 is no longer on the telly!

  • KaeDMilly Kathryn Emily. 🌸🌵 (@KaeDMilly) reported

    @mynamemolly_ @richardosman @CHIMPSINSOCKS @elisjames @ShappiKhorsandi @BBCiPlayer No problem 😊 I can never find what I want on iPlayer ahaha

  • kerrywales Kerry Wales (@kerrywales) reported

    I just want to say I can thoroughly recommend “Back to Life” available on iPlayer now. Such quality of work out there at the moment

  • Ziconomics Zico (@Ziconomics) reported

    Same issue tonight. Watching on fire box, wired ethernet connection. iPlayer streams fine, free streams on Twitter working fine on my phone via wifi, but only get a few seconds streaming thru your app before it buffers No matter which channel.

  • SidSidlovelock feartheweeper (@SidSidlovelock) reported

    @KeriWarbis Agreed it's bloody awful, I've returned to iPlayer radio! Far superior 👍

  • ChloeTellsTales Chloe Banks (@ChloeTellsTales) reported

    @Neliferous Oh no! That sounds awful. Get well soon. Audible and BBC Radio iplayer apps will see you right 🤗

  • raynerphil Bloke in a fridge.🇬🇧 MBGA🇬🇧 (@raynerphil) reported

    Rang BBC helpline today re iplayer. Got someone with a heavy Irish accent. Call appaz cost £6 plus NC and he directed me to a web helpline. In the end I solved my problem by asking in a public forum of Virgin users. Never ring the BBC

  • Leeslie2 les archers (@Leeslie2) reported from Berkeley, California

    @KeriWarbis Truly terrible. Am grateful to whoever it was informed me that iPlayer still exists.

  • MrMitch619 Mitch (@MrMitch619) reported from Winsford, England

    @YouViewSupport My TV Players are not working (BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, BBC Sport etc....) and haven’t for a couple of days. Tried resetting box, internet etc.... the internet is fine, recordings work, it’s just the players and apps. Says “Loading” for 3 seconds then goes back to TV

  • JoshSilvani Instant Josh (@JoshSilvani) reported

    @WahhabiPeas Think the previous one about veganism, got good reviews but not seen seemed kind of annoying lol - think you can watch them for free on iPlayer though. We did watch first season of the show at the time but thought it was awful, going back a decade there though

  • judycossins judy cossins (@judycossins) reported

    Virgin media are so rubbish! I am trying to solve a problem in that I can't log in to virgin media on the TV to be able to access films and catchup TV (which isn't accessible by other means eg Iplayer) because it doesn't recognise my login username and password.

  • TweetsByStu Stuart in Glasgow👨🏻‍💻☕️🎼 (@TweetsByStu) reported

    Trying to watch Barcelona v Man Utd on the @btsport website - but the stream is appalling. Video is jerky and unreliable. Never have any problems with BBC iPlayer or Sky Go. Watching on teletext would be a better option! Not good enough BT.

  • IanSanders IanSanders (@IanSanders) reported

    @BBCiPlayer It is a One S. No sound bar or surround sound. It’s a Sony Bravia TV model no. KDL-32P3020. We never had this problem before the last iPlayer update. Thank you

  • SmallsLites smalls (@SmallsLites) reported

    @OllieRoo @MrPops_IV @popsaboutabit You can use my login to iplayer if you want. I just have to remember my password...

  • rossaverde Pat Oddy 🇪🇺 (@rossaverde) reported

    @BBCSounds I’m using the app (both Sounds and iPlayer) on an iPhone. ‘Outlook’ is for example shown as being broadcast at 4:00 (BST) when in fact it’s on at 3:00. Vice versa for the 3:00-4:00 programmes. Not sure if there are other errors. Outlook used to be on at 4:00 before clocks changed

  • ThugWookie Wookie (@ThugWookie) reported

    @BBCiPlayer You still trying to fix it, it was fine before the app update. I have an Xbox S, I just use the TV sound via HDMi. Hisense 4k TV. Only have this very low sound issue with the BBC iplayer app, nothing else. Hope that helps.

  • _klauds klaudia (@_klauds) reported

    waiting for killing eve season 2 to be on iplayer is the worst thing ever

  • Evripidous Jack Evripidous (@Evripidous) reported

    @Toni_Roo85 @Literati451 @JulesLovesDogs2 @the_cynical1 @Rachael_Swindon @JonathanPieNews That's utter rubbish, 9/10 times they take your word for it when you inform them you do not need a licence, on the odd occasion they do arrange to visit and you agree, you won't have a tuned TV or be watching BBC iPlayer, so no ground. It's a non-issue unless you've lied.

  • KvetchHell Theloneliest Monk (@KvetchHell) reported

    Watching murder, Mystery & My Family on iPlayer I can't help but feel it's the kind of low rent production I associate with commercial breaks, not the BBC.

  • subfishdotcom subfish.com (@subfishdotcom) reported

    Help please! Will somebody at #TheUnbelievableTruth do something!! I still can’t get last night’s show on the iplayer (sorry ‘Sounds’) and I’m not sure I can take the strain any longer.

  • Parax Mike (@Parax) reported

    @LeoKelion @nowtvhelp I wonder if high demand will reduce the bandwidth available to you hence you get a lower quality version. (BBC iplayer certainly does that!)

  • veganrugbydad スティーブン・ゲーネネイ Ⓥ (@veganrugbydad) reported

    @virginmedia CB6 if try to use iplayer or YouTube screen just goes blank and no error message

  • JackCurley777 Jack Curley (@JackCurley777) reported

    @Roisinconaty was trying to watch the impractical jokes you done and can only find a few random episodes can’t find the full series anywhere can help me (I’m in Ireland can’t use the bbc iplayer)

  • jacraig89 James Craig (@jacraig89) reported

    @HSouthwellFE I have watched it in bed a couple times on BBC iPlayer and never had an issue, it's easier if anything as you can watch it later on. Could be worst it could be on 4oD like F1, when it jumps back to beginning after ad breaks. That service is f'kin useless.

  • Mtsensk Nick (@Mtsensk) reported

    After trying to use the app @BBCSounds is truly terrible. Radio iPlayer much easier to use, much easier to find programmes, much easier to stumble across programmes

  • khaleesi_101 Naomi (@khaleesi_101) reported

    @chronoculture @clairebear969 They email me like twice a ******* day but the only offer is the free trial. I got it to watch GoT so marathoned the lot on there & will then can it after GoT is done. My issue is it’s like iplayer & stuff leaves it in like 6 weeks. I need more time

  • SomeRand0mB0I PikachuPlaysGames (@SomeRand0mB0I) reported

    If this gets 10 likes I’ll watch every episode of the worst witch on bbc iPlayer

  • ShellySaints SP (@ShellySaints) reported

    @BBCiPlayer Hi I'm trying to watch the victim on iPlayer, it's telling me to sign in. So I've followed the instructions, but it's not telling me to put the code in anywhere, please help.

  • DanThompson7 Dan Thompson (@DanThompson7) reported

    @virginmedia Our WiFi was working perfectly well until the change of the new router months ago since then it’s constant latency issues, download speeds being slow and massive spikes in ping. Meaning gaming is now impossible. Iplayer and other services have to buffer at least twice an episode.

  • Maino_88 M (@Maino_88) reported

    @EurosportCare Samsung smart tv, UK. It’s working fine on the iPad. And other services (BBC iPlayer etc.) work fine on the tv. So the problem is Eurosport related.

  • itypeandtalk Marina Nelson (@itypeandtalk) reported

    SHOCKING you pay a TV licence every year yet BBC iplayer is by far the WORST online streaming service. It doesn't remember anything, cannot pick up where you left off, adds trailers to the beginning, can't save data, has low volume & auto plays trash at the end of an episode.

  • Rachel_IRL Rachel (@Rachel_IRL) reported

    @acserrao76 Worst thing is that sometimes #BBC releases an entire series on iPlayer. So us #LineofDuty fans hoped. But it wasn’t to be.

  • Tants_88 Tim T (@Tants_88) reported

    Damm this lag on iPlayer!! 🤪🤪 Read this before the goal went in! Should be more now. This #NCFC team is awful and pretty screwed at this rate. Too big to go down....really think they could be heading that way. #CreweAlex have had an easy day!

  • Only_WomenBleed Goody O'Donnell 🏁 (@Only_WomenBleed) reported

    @sargesalute @esjayXX @tinternetqueen There's no one to empathise with was my big problem, i stuck with it and thought it was pretty good. Recommend What Remains on iplayer

  • YHT41495890 YHT (@YHT41495890) reported

    @MOReganIT @ingridmileyRTE It not too late..you can still I think view on on iPlayer.. I not v techi in this arena but no problem to you I have no doubt!

  • UrbaneSlave steven wilkinson (@UrbaneSlave) reported

    @MVTrap @AyoCaesar Raises a lot of interesting issues and don't think it's calling for an end to work, just a reduction in the amount of time we send engaged in work. Going to watch the full version on iPlayer.

  • dwaine2019 Bob (@dwaine2019) reported

    @Spiky_Floof @BBCiPlayer @NetflixUK I have terrible iplayer response via Tivo box but its OK via a separate NOW Box.