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Connolly's Irish Bar
@JamesL1971 😂 If she loves terrible TV get onto iplayer for Theirs no place like Tyrone 😂
@PositiveLad You suggest it's a technological issue. It's more of a cost thing. There's 12-ish BBC regions, and a TV channel on Freeview (apparently) costs around £12m p.a. to broadcast. So that's £144 million for HD broadcasting. I think you may get it on iPlayer though.
@BBC6Music @BBCiPlayer @BBCSounds Such a shame the BBC screwed up the iPlayer app and it no longer works on 000s of Sony bravia tvs and despite knowing this have done nothing to fix it. @BBCiPlayer
@BorisJohnson Yeah, that's the problem with the country, not being able to stream iPlayer...👏 That'll solve the division you created and keep the Union from breaking up... You are so out of touch it isn't even funny. Also this is just another method of you shovelling govt funds to your mates.
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@virginmedia hello again, I am having problems with my virgin WiFi once again. It works through the Virgin box - YouTube, iPlayer. It works on one of my son's Xbox and on my phone. It doesn't work on my other sons Xbox, the PS4, sons phone and my wife's phone. Please help.
@debmarson Oh what a shame. I still find it acutely irritating that I have to access a BBC channel through Sky.@cardiffsinger Problems with iPlayer too I understand. BBC should be ashamed
@bobblebardsley @bbc5live I'm watching on iPlayer, but the Nigeria kit is so awful to look at I think you might be getting the better matchday experience.
@SkepticalHusky @irishpianoman Cardiff singer of the world on this week. I’ve watched it for years. It was on bbc4 last night. Then nothing all week. Have to watch on iPlayer. Looks like they can’t give it air time now. Then they call the programmes they do put on quality programmes. 🤔🤔🤔🤔
@gatesheadgeek Fair enough. The OS on my smartTv is decent. I should dig into whether the three versions of App I have for iplayer or Netflix or Now are different in any real way between the platforms for viewing quality
I was going to watch Killing Eve season 2 on iPlayer but even with good internet the quality is shit
@HardcastleLord @FattusAntus @BBCOne If they couldn't detect Britain's worst ********** in their own building, they're unlikely to catch you watching Songs of Praise illegally on iPlayer.
On bbc iplayer find the Spotlight documentary on this. And how this exact issue has been targeted by destabilising extremists who care nothing for the #GFA or the people who live there already. #border #customs
☆*eloise☆* // BTS 💜
my grandma called me saying her ipad was broken so I had to guide her through re installing BBC iPlayer whilst trying to watch magic shop so :)))))
@zer0mike We gave up live TV and iPlayer nearly a year ago and haven’t paid the licence fee since. No issues to date!
I have had problems with blinking AD narrative on all #KillingEve episodes on #iplayer tonight. Cummon, sort it out!
Keith Alan Dunne
Well I’ve missed most of tonight’s #KillingEve due to tv reception issues. Theirs always #iPlayer. Poxy reception issues. Okay now. Perfect reception.
from Milton Keynes, England
What a shocker... watching #TopOfThePops on iPlayer again 😂 Can't help it 1988 was so good!
@BBCNews How to fix... 'hello bbc, I do not watch live television as it's being broadcast, nor do I watch iPlayer, so I don't require a TV tax license. If this changes in the future, I will contact you. Thank you. '
@Vanderdecken @age_uk @BBC @tvlicensing And yet the technology to make this possible for the BBC has existed for at least 20 years. And I would have to sign in to iPlayer if I wanted to use it. It's not that they can't do it, it's that they won't because most people won't miss shite soaps, repeats and rehashed sitcoms
@Marshall5Sharon ‘4K’ is to do with the picture quality (4K is better than 1080i). ‘Smart TV’ is all the internet-connected stuff, like built in iPlayer or Netflix etc. It is unlike you will find a 4K TV that is not ‘smart’, but you can find smart TVs that are not 4K.
@ErikSherman @helaineolen @ITV VPNs don't work anymore with BBC iplayer. I know this is ITV, but I wonder if same problem.
@mattybrennan09 @hannah_wants iPlayer doesn't work in the USA. Not unless you have a really good UK based VPN. I have the same issue when Im working over there.
*TV License payers* have suggested @bbcpress - I don't believe for a second this will solve your money problems. Just provide us with core services. You don't need the number of channels you have. Just provide us with BBC One and Two and have the option to go ad free for iPlayer.
@ItsAMilligan @BeardedGenius "Show me your pumpum." 4 episodes a 'series' is criminal & hidden on iPlayer while the execrable Mister Khan's Boys was lauded as breakthrough. Kudos @GuzKhanOfficial & @ItsAMilligan - except show the awful traffic in Small Heath next time.
The worst thing now is the BBC has taken Heresy off iPlayer, so now if you want to hear the context of the joke, you can't
@bbc really disappointed that I have to help another OAP to create an account so they can watch the iPlayer. It’s stressful event for an old lady who doesn’t want her info online. Your lack of empathy for this generation speaks volumes, you no longer care for people, just data.
@redroadsey @KatyFBrand @BBCRadio4 I agree it wasn't an good gag, but istm obviously a joke. otoh Auntie has cut the comment from iplayer version, so they've decided there's a problem with it. fwiw in context & for a R4 audience I find it hard to believe it's likely anyone would be incited to throw acid by it.
@dudeoli Oh I'm still on a Xbox 360 and didn't know about the BBC iPlayer, tried the 4OD a few months ago and it was having all sorts of streaming problems. Sky app still works fine though.
@andyddavies @tmkrishna "BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues." Do very much want to watch, more importantly, hear and experience. 🙏
@BBCiPlayer I've tried all the steps now, but it's still happening. We can watch one episode, and then the fault kicks in. I tried also playing a channel live within iplayer too, but had the same issue.
The fact that the entire box set of 2 pints of lager and a packet of crisps is on bbc iplayer is quality 👌
@mwchristie Radio would be tough for obvious reasons, maybe impossible, but for most others services, a login/portal page to access the website, TV/iPlayer login like Netflix could work. I think they need to get with the times and try another way. It causes a lot of friction and annoyance
from Glasgow, Scotland
Just watching that Scoobs and the Rave Years on BBC iPlayer. ****** quality man. If you were about 1991 to 94 get this on. You might even see yourself bouncing about 😂 @devaney_r @SEirruc @SwavGav71 @alanokane1
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from Milton Keynes, England
@simonfromharlow Seems to be normal experience for me with iPlayer on Amazon Fire Stick or my newest Samsung TV. My older Samsung TV runs an older version of iPlayer which doesn't have a login
@simonfromharlow Very first time they made us sign in, we stopped using iplayer never been back, same with itv
@HIGHLANDER6966 @Scorpion1966 @samuelbailey @Boz1972 @piersmorgan @GMB @BBC @ITV Can’t say I have ever paid for an old tv episode. I have watched plenty on iplayer with no problem which is free.
Geri McBot #FBSI #FBPE
@bmc875 @ScotlandSaltire You can watch everything on catchup from STV, CH4 etc but never anything live or anything on the bbc iplayer either live or on catch-up. Can listen to bbc radio tho as that doesn't require a license. I need to sign in for STV & More4 so I think it's for all of them. 1/2
@Orionis_Beta @Telegraph Watch ‘War on Plastic’ on BBC iPlayer. That is just one problem coming from our wonderful country, sending it to another. Now they have our problems to deal with. Then tell me I’m lying.
@Michael11427279 @Orionis_Beta @Telegraph Yes. aren’t we lucky. But, things are changing. Just do some checking of your own, don’t take my word for it. I truly wish it wasn’t so, but it is. Watch ‘War on Plastic’ on BBC iPlayer for a start.....that’s just one problem.
from Lambeth, England
While ppl **** off the @bbc it should be remembered that #iplayer was the original killer Internet app in this country that proved commercial streaming services could exist . I remember ISPs in this country begging govt to help drive Internet uptake
@GingergalWales @steveads1970 Marie it was awful to watch. Bale was a shadow of himself. Really depressing stuff. In other news USA women's team beat Thailand 13-0. I'd head to that one on the iplayer first when you return from the hinterlands!
@NickAntoniou @virginmedia Of course they are going to tell you that and Virgin Media are clueless at the best of times. IMHO they are talking BS. If it isn't live TV on any platform or iPlayer then I can't see a problem however it's your call, do some more research.
@BBCOne @BBCiPlayer **** iplayer waste of time with the signing in process never accepts password and there only so many times i can register maybe if you ever ditch sign in i will watch but apart from that #amibothered its overhyped series 1 was not that great
@agarnett You can't. I got it on eps2 and 3 on YouView and TV app. It's a known issue according to iPlayer Help.
@TonyParsonsUK When it comes to content, the BBC is one of the world’s highest quality providers, however, Netflix, as a model, shows we pay alot for a bloated organisation. They should charge for the convenience of Iplayer, for example, not charge pensioners.
In addition to the licence debacle: In addition to this, if you use a VPN, like many people do for internet security these days, you cannot access BBC iPlayer, even though you have a license and have to sign in, so basically, for trying to protect yourself, the BBC deny access
@David1Driver @reddevilpreston @piersmorgan @GMB Only snag here is they now make you sign in to watch iplayer so they can do you that way
@silverrich39 Your doing exactly what they want . BBC iplayer gets in the way of the Daily Mail and Murdoch of making money . So cut funding , BBC removes free for over 75’s blame the Beeb . Royal Charter, cut times of renewal knobble . Put placemen on board . Don’t kill Beeb , help it .
Thatcher: A Very British Revolution on iPlayer - 40 years ago and the Tory’s have not changed one iota - the same lack of empathy and the absolute failure to understand that some people will always need the help and protection of the state. We could still be in 1979. #toryscum
@Natures_Voice @BBCSpringwatch Don't know - had to go to a meeting where they talked about 'weeds' & agreed to cull foxes ( that aren't causing a problem other than dancing on cars ) thank goodness for iPlayer
@JermainJulien @ava @OWNTV While I've been in New York I got myself a VPN on my iPad. It allows me to pretend I'm in a different country. So for example I can still watch iPlayer in the US. Might help.
@DavidDavisMP @BBC Also the BBC needs a huge shake up and commercialising. Let’s put all the good original content into BBC1 and 2 and drop 3 and 4 completely. iPlayer is a great platform for repeats etc. BBC needs higher quality programs with a news that is impartial.
Tried to watch another ep of killing eve, sound isn't working on BBC iPlayer (on the xbox, dunno why). Jack is home so I cant even try to fix it because he will shout at me as if im stupid. Maybe I should walk across town to a friend's house, that would be nice. Despite the rain.
@SkyeCitySeries Nobody "has" to pay a TV licence only if you watch the BBC live or use iplayer service. This information is easily verified by the BBC website under "do I need a TV licence". Understandably that won't help technophobic pensioner's that don't use Internet.
@Tim_Warwood Why should we have to pay for it anyway it's not the 1950 s BBC iPlayer Is rubbish the 65 radio stations rubbish get with the times scrap the licence and have commercials that's why the BBC is awful because there is no need to compete
@SalomonSoup They should go monthly subscription. With the amount of potential content on iPlayer alone they'd make a killing. Ads would be a disaster, it wud just become a large Channel 4. If the end user has 2 pay the quality has to b better instead of going 4 the lowest denominator w/ads.
Linda Christie #PeoplesVote #FBPE
@rugilyt @sctmcg You need to pay a licence to watch BBC iPlayer. I've never broken the law and at nearly 70 I'm not going to start.
@lidlleanne Bbc TV has been terrible for years now. Don't know how much longer they can keep going. I don't know anyone who isn't either with you tube or sky. Even the iPlayer is a last ditched attempt at clinging on.
@JeannetteChine2 @gerardjasper Sorry Jeanette I just meant iPlayer that you can't watch. Netflix & Amazon prime you can watch no problem