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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 07/06/2020 16:00

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Most Reported Problems:

  • Playback Issues 43.40% Playback Issues
  • Buffering 37.74% Buffering
  • Crashing 13.21% Crashing
  • Sign in 5.66% Sign in

iPlayer Outage Map

The most recent outage reports and issues originated from:
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United KingdomBristol Buffering
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United KingdomNorthampton Crashing

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iPlayer Issues Reports

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

    @Unlocator I’m having a terrible time getting iPlayer reliably. Using Apple TV and a Firestick.

  • JoshuaGibson88 Joshua Gibson (@JoshuaGibson88) reported

    Worst thing about watching #waterlooroad on iPlayer for the first time: some of the girls r so fit but the shows so old they’re all like 30 irl now

  • the3blahs D. S (@the3blahs) reported

    @RokuSupport Roku Express in UK not doing my thing. Pre-installed apps that are US only, problems installing iPlayer and others, limited Bluetooth support and non-functioning smart speaker support. Can't return as opened. Can you refund me?

  • Growupgreen Aggie Maxwell (@Growupgreen) reported

    @bbcbitesize Nothing there beyond week 9 on iplayer. Upload problem?

  • BruceSCrawford Брюс Крофорд 🏴‍☠️ still washing my hands (@BruceSCrawford) reported

    @primevideouk Is there a problem with your servers? I can’t play any Prime videos or films. BBC iPlayer &c all functioning as normal via FireTV box.

  • Jeggars MrsMinty (@Jeggars) reported

    @freesat_tv Our Humax box has lost all the Apps within the OnDemand section e.g. iPlayer, Netflix and YouTube. Please can you help. Thank you

  • TheWhospage The Who (@TheWhospage) reported

    @DoctorDude1981 @sibonski @Emily_Rosina All time worst richard. Also Netflix discontinued Dr who. Who uses iPlayer with torrenting?

  • Micky_Parma Michael Parma (@Micky_Parma) reported

    @GManSizzle Hahahahaha exactly. I actually went to do it the other day and they started asking me to sign in to BBC iplayer!! Like I can be arsed with all that. I’ll just have to mute it won’t I.

  • niallo_7_pole Niall (@niallo_7_pole) reported

    The issues with iPlayer today are the reason why the BBC should never get football again, say what you want about sky but the BBC are a shambles.

  • Mozztastic Chris Morris (@Mozztastic) reported from Eastleigh, England

    @SteveGrant1983 It’s streamable in better quality without crowd noise via iPlayer, but that then introduces stream lag

  • stuprole Stuart Mather (@stuprole) reported

    @rowenasilver @freesat_tv @hoggdoggydogg @HumaxUK Not a fix but you can open on demand apps related to a channel by looking backwards in the TV guide and opening a program. Works for iPlayer at least. Maybe others but not Netflix.

  • oliverjsmith Oliver Smith (@oliverjsmith) reported

    Is there any way hide a particular program from the homescreen on @BBCiPlayer? #Bing really is awful, and we want to stop our little one from being prompted to want to watch it whenever iPlayer is launched. Btw @youtube kids app is great for this - can easily block by channel.

  • LordMounce Lord Mounce (@LordMounce) reported

    @nordvpn I cannot connect to iplayer through nordvpn. Any idea as to what the problem is?

  • graceandclank Grace & Clank (@graceandclank) reported

    @DarthLewis @NetCat144 @mrkleptonic2 @Group935601 @crack_bandicoot If you can’t afford a vpn create a USA psn account and download netflix from there it will be the USA version. Use your uk account to sign in. We live in Poland but get iPlayer via my Husband’s old uk account

  • Wyvillian Tim (@Wyvillian) reported

    @BenoCurrie Best of them three, good choice. Captain Philips is terrible and a huge misinterpretation, makes him out to be a hero he wasn’t. Good Vibrations is a good shout, true story too. It’s on BBC iplayer!!

  • turnstonegenie Turnstone Genealogy (@turnstonegenie) reported

    @alliethinks I think there's a way to make iPlayer show you what's currently showing on a specific channel, I'm sure I've got past the 'not available in Scotland' problem that way before. But don't know if you can record it that way.

  • paul090265 Paul Johnston (@paul090265) reported

    @CreeganPhilip @DavidPSNP @NicolaSturgeon We all speak it. It's called scots. Having my doubts now. Perhaps the iplayer programme on " the rebel tongue" would help.

  • ask67087 mh art (@ask67087) reported

    @Bhytes1 @canadasdragrace Why was they camera quality so low or was it just a low quality version put on bbc iplayer

  • mintygreen2 Matthew Green (@mintygreen2) reported

    Anyone else having problems watching videos on the iPlayer app on an iPhone ? #oufc

  • chinaxo Rochelle 🍒🍉 (@chinaxo) reported

    Why do 90% of shows STILL not have subtitles available on iPlayer for Apple TV?? @BBCiPlayer this is beyond a joke now, what are you doing to fix this? Don’t respond saying it’s more difficult than other platforms JUST FIX IT


    Format on this site is pretty awful, but I support the message & would like to see more sites & gamers push all platforms for this. Won't stop preachin bout this till it's done. PlayStation 5 Should Support Free Online Multiplayer Through PSN

  • brn_silva Bruno Silva (@brn_silva) reported

    @PlayStation “connection failed playstation plus is required to play online”. anyone else with this problem when trying to play multiplayer?

  • mikebreakfast Mike Bushell (@mikebreakfast) reported

    @Charlie_Lew85 @JayneMcCubbinTV @BBCBreakfast @TVNaga01 @grantshapps Hi Charlie and Jayne. Yes no idea sorry. I assume it was promoting a bbc iplayer documentary on the whole issue. Thanks mike and will check tomorrow

  • N3WiS Newis (@N3WiS) reported

    @JayDubcity16 I really like Sonys so called "exclusives" like in PS5 show. 80% will come to PC. Can't wait to play those on my PC! No need to buy Playstation 5 at all. Single player games will not get old like multiplayer games and doesnät have hacking problems.

  • natalie1702 Natalie (@natalie1702) reported

    @RokuSupport Hi @RokuSupport - sent you a dm yesterday as iplayer still not working. I haven't received a reply yet. Can you let me know what I need to do next? Thanks.

  • dglosuk Dglosuk (@dglosuk) reported

    @ITV Trouble is the interface is terrible. Difficult to find programmes even ones that were in recently. Not as good as iPlayer. Comes across as cheap.

  • doryuheky ジョエル (@doryuheky) reported

    @JDfutback The switch mainly for Netflix/iPlayer content. Moved all my pirate- I mean, legally purchased books to my phone so hardly have any use. I’ll sell it to help pay off your overdraft 👍

  • DJDaymos Damian® Daymos™ (@DJDaymos) reported

    @Rama1978 @ally__85 Its BBC iplayer.. you have to sign in to use it. It's just not quick so I refuse to waste time logging in

  • thepeterhunt Peter Hunt • CDG • CSA • (@thepeterhunt) reported

    Ok... Netflix, Now TV, Amazon, Iplayer... needing new suggestions before I get made to watch The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills! 😳... help!

  • george_anth0ny George Anthony (@george_anth0ny) reported

    @Idontmind64 @jimwaterson Off the top of my head: *iPlayer and website moves to a freemium model - payment provides a login to have an ad-free environment *Radio moves to a Spotify freemium model, DAB is ad-funded *TV needs more consideration - streamed freemium or completely ad-funded