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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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  • toullie Toullie Monkey (@toullie) reported

    Saturday morning was going pretty smoothly. Bean has just cuddled up and asked to watch Thumbelina. It’s not on iPlayer anymore. @CBeebiesHQ - help!

  • Karen_Hunter_UK Karen Hunter (@Karen_Hunter_UK) reported

    @mickjones61 @bmj_latest Watch #NHSFraudsquad on iPlayer. Basic finance processes & scrutiny would help.

  • daryl2311 Daryl (@daryl2311) reported

    @FarmerG5 @Stevie1601 I loved SOA, tried watching Mayans MC on iplayer but just can't get into it. I had the same issue with Breaking Bad, didn't like it but loved Better Call Saul

  • rosesdecker lex (@rosesdecker) reported

    why does iplayer just constantly crash my fire stick

  • themarkashley Mark Ashley (@themarkashley) reported

    @BBCTwo Make the geo blocking more prominent. BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues

  • MikeCBishop Mike C Bishop (@MikeCBishop) reported

    Uh-oh. iPlayer on the telly is producing security errors this evening. I suspect either bitrot or the Beeb not paying their bills. Still, it beats pink-circling ;-)

  • _s71rl2 Paul Stirland (@_s71rl2) reported

    Well @virginmedia I'm just about done with TiVo it really is awful, you can't use any of the apps (BBC iPlayer/Netflix etc.) without it buffering every 3-4 minutes. It's always been bad but last week or so unwatchable.

  • robotmaths RobotMaths (@robotmaths) reported

    @Squirlykat Check out BBC iPlayer films. High quality: a matter of life and death. Low quality: the jackal.

  • _itsbernard it's bernard (@_itsbernard) reported

    @All4 Your PS4 app is shocking. Please sort it out. The app always freezes and the image quality is awful. I hate to be negative but you need to up your game with competitors like iPlayer, Netflix and Amazon.

  • attilalondon Attila (@attilalondon) reported

    @DavidLammy @bobfrost It’s a terrible tweet, but what’s also shocking is that this character is still on the BBC iPlayer

  • Ch_o_Ad Child of Adam (@Ch_o_Ad) reported

    @Peston @adamboultonSKY The @BBC needs to be brave rather than trying to sustain that which worked well yesterday. BBC 4 hobbled, BBC3 exiled to the iPlayer, the iPlayer insufficienctly leveraged. Licence fee income not the key issue.

  • matt Matt Deegan (@matt) reported

    @AdamMWoodgate @cbbc @BBCiPlayer But the problem is that content for iPlayer/Broadcast is an ever shrinking part of kids consumption. re: numbers - at that level it's fairly trustworthy and you can look at comment volume etc to benchmark. The point of the article was CBBC produces little digital content of scale

  • loyaltemelie Amanda Geary (@loyaltemelie) reported

    @virginmedia Having problems in the NG5 area - no iplayer access and internet stops working every 10 minutes.

  • nooouch Mutley (@nooouch) reported from York, England

    @geoffreyMyers1 I can't help your eyesight . He spoke uninterrupted, twice for 8 minutes 32 seconds . BBC iPlayer .

  • CJD75 #tweetpositive (@CJD75) reported

    bbc are a public service.... providing access for over75s should fall into that PSB remit... many of bbc services (eg IPlayer) are of little use to the over75s... lower salaries/pay offs for bbc executives would help..

  • davemacladd dave M ❄️ 🥕 (@davemacladd) reported

    @AndyLGAtkins @PaulaP02365749 yep i think iplayer will show a decline, problem is going full jeremy kyle probably does work ratings wise. and the top level was stuffed full of Cameron cronies so its really hard to see any change. Can't believe i've become an anti bbc ******!

  • UKFX I am a Birb (@UKFX) reported

    @GooglePlay I've already discussed this issue with the folks at @madebygoogle who say they will pass it along. Basically, no other app does this when streaming to Chromecast - not Youtube, not BBC iPlayer - just Play Movies, if paused for more than a few minutes and then resumed.

  • bartosiewicz_p Piotr Bartosiewicz (@bartosiewicz_p) reported

    @JakubKrupa Eh..."BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues"

  • RaheemKassam Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) reported

    For my U.S. followers: the BBC licence fee is a forcible tax ($200 per year) for the pleasure of watching live television or the BBC iplayer in the UK. The BBC collects and spends $6.5bn a year promoting mass migration, open borders, radical Islam, social justice issues, etc...

  • SpursAsh Ashley Davies (@SpursAsh) reported

    @mattmoran1980 @Paul_Bothwick On iPlayer now, just watched it 👍🏻 thought the analysis of the spurs game was awful if I’m honest

  • KeatTony Tony Keating (@KeatTony) reported

    @BBCSounds I’ve done that. It’s streams ok. New phone. No issue with any other app. Tried iPlayer radio. Same.

  • jameshosie5 james hosie (@jameshosie5) reported

    @XboxSupport any advice on this 4od bbc iPlayer and demand 5 are not working on my xbox one x and i cant see any of my friends gamer pic's

  • RohitShin BacksToBasicsOSTEO (@RohitShin) reported

    Back pain is a real problem that affects us all. Do not suffer in silence. If you missed it, listen again on BBC iPlayer or BBC Sounds. #LiveLife #healthyandhappy #osteopathy #nobackpain

  • CRowlandjones CharlesRowland-Jones (@CRowlandjones) reported

    @suzyklein @BBCFOUR I need it, Suz, dealing with a horrible PIP form just to get £57 a week, when dishonest Peterboro MP still gets £1000s even in gaol & David Beckham's prob got £57m! It's got me down, esp bad this AM, I've had to turn you off, but iplayer will help later! Don't want to burden you!

  • AllanFeaney Allan Feaney #FBPE 🇮🇪🇪🇺🇬🇧🇫🇷🇪🇺 (@AllanFeaney) reported

    @Marshmyst Think about where the BBC currently earns revenue (outside the license fee) and then consider how this might be incompatible with turning the Iplayer into a Netflix competitor. I’m not trying to disagree , just trying to help you think around a complex issue.

  • lofty38 Luan Fenn (@lofty38) reported from Swindon, England

    @OMAGroupie @djkswright @marinagirl29 @kittielizzie @Jenkins2Julia If you need an OMA fix, the India documentary was shown today & is now on iplayer

  • 83boabobski Boab (@83boabobski) reported

    @Boab10s @ImBillyKerr Nope no buffering issues it's great tbh . I found iplayer on virgin box was shit for jumping could be that

  • das_munch Doug (@das_munch) reported

    Emma’s watching Call The Midwife on my iPlayer account. Now the BBC won’t think I’m cool any more. This is terrible.

  • Phweakazoid phweakazoid (@Phweakazoid) reported

    @Privatecarfree Smart TVs are a big problem as the embedded computer for streaming is non-upgradable. So people throw out the whole TV when the BBC iPlayer stops supporting your model. Much better to buy a Roku or FireStick

  • AJHargan High Wycombebite (@AJHargan) reported

    @cacameronGOP @Microsoft expatshield I want to install the bbc iplayer. Never had an issue with my old pc...

  • Rainbow_Worrier @Rainbow_Worrier (@Rainbow_Worrier) reported

    @OhBlimey @TheStarchers And no sense of navigation. Lol each iplayer the beeb releases is in some strange way worst than the previous one.

  • lcdrrek RKearns (@lcdrrek) reported

    @NTXProgressive Outlander, The Punisher, Victoria (though I missed the first ep. of the new season) waiting for the new season of Call The Midwife. I’m upset that BBC iPlayer now requires a login so I can’t see the great BBC from the USA anymore.

  • memphis_tom Memphis_Tom (@memphis_tom) reported from Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

    @shivfromthebloc @MorvenDunn1 @maryannehobbs Hiya Shiv. Although I’m now able to hear MAH during the week the weekend void is quite noticeable and finding a substitute is not working out. I might as well just have to go back on #iplayer or #soundsapp for a mah repeat or two each weekend.

  • scarimor scarimor 🇬🇧🏳️‍🌈🇪🇺 (@scarimor) reported

    @joemyerscough @simonjplumb Scrap the licence. It isn't a licence, it's an antiquated tax on television sets. The young aren't buying them (they watch content on phone/PC/ tablet). Make it a subscription service, & fix the iPlayer so it doesn't lose content after a month. BBC has failed its Charter anyway.

  • alanjenkins96 Alan Jenkins (@alanjenkins96) reported

    @shroppiemon Yesterday: I was under the covers with my phone on ye olde BBC Radio iPlayer, earphone shutting out that awful storm outside, chilling to a bit of RadMac breakfast show on R6 and gazing at a bit of Twitter work. I quite enjoyed that 😎

  • FrostyR67 Richard (@FrostyR67) reported

    @sarajcox @BBCTwo @BBCiPlayer Help! I can’t find this on iPlayer 😩

  • stephenpearce83 Stephen Pearce (@stephenpearce83) reported

    @virginmedia why is it that BBC Iplayer never works or any apps through the TiVo box for that matter. Either box itself is rubbish or the awful WiFi

  • AliceBhand Alice Bhandhukravi (@AliceBhand) reported

    @willtravers @ex_ziggy @BBCr4today @BornFreeFDN I have just listened back to this on the iPlayer starts at 7.50am... what a terrible situation it’s been a very sad story for that poor beautiful tiger. Losing her cubs was bad enough...

  • Raven_K87 Kelly (@Raven_K87) reported

    @kanithak_ I only recently discovered these gorgeous creatures, I have no idea what a pangolin was or that they were trafficked. For anyone in the UK who wants to lean about these animals and the awful things that happen to them there is a great documentary on the BBC iPlayer.

  • jonoread Jono Read (@jonoread) reported

    @paulwaugh @BBCSounds It's a terrible app. I'll stick with the iPlayer radio app.

  • adriannbell Adrian Bell (@adriannbell) reported

    @SmartDNSProxy @RobSOnTheAir Sorry. Tried this umpteen times - still same problems and ONLY with iPlayer. Everything else is fine 🤔

  • elovabloke elovabloke (@elovabloke) reported

    @BBC_HaveYourSay On a @GWRHelp train Tiverton to Paddington, how come iplayer or the radio app doesn't work it says there are right issues

  • RobSOnTheAir Rob Actual Stevens (@RobSOnTheAir) reported

    @SmartDNSProxy IT WAS WORKING FOR A MONTH! Today bbc iplayer ( one of your MAJOR selling points ) is not working. #Patronising

  • SmartDNSProxy Smart DNS Proxy (@SmartDNSProxy) reported

    @RobSOnTheAir @adriannbell BBC iPlayer is currently working properly on the network. Just remember that re-try streaming if you get an error initially. One of the BBC network is not working properly through outside of UK, after few retries BBC sends traffic through 2nd network.

  • strutcakes Chris (@strutcakes) reported

    Why is @BBCiPlayer so unbelievably awful. I can’t remember when I left watched a show that didn’t skip or lose picture quality. Nothing wrong with Netflix, All4 or any other TV app. Literally just BBC iPlayer.

  • ProTorchwood Project Torchwood (@ProTorchwood) reported

    @lyncarol62again I was having issues with iPlayer today on the TV so maybe some parts of the techno world were having updates and just failed to tell us all. Don't worry. Nowt exciting happening on FB

  • UKFX I am a Birb (@UKFX) reported

    @madebygoogle Actually, good point. Now I remember. BBC iPlayer works fine and has no issues. Can't remember if YouTube does it. I'll try it tomorrow. Play Movies does, 100%.

  • GayLabourYorkie Steve🌹🏳️‍🌈 (@GayLabourYorkie) reported

    @LeftieK13 They all make you sign in now. All 4, ITV Hub, BBC iPlayer etc

  • tsdpete Peter Hunt (@tsdpete) reported

    School boy error finding Two Pints box set on BBC iPlayer. I'm going to be knackered.

  • PNEShirley Nanna B📱+🚘=❌ (@PNEShirley) reported

    @pnefc @pnefcacademy Nothing on iPlayer any problems

  • PNEShirley Nanna B📱+🚘=❌ (@PNEShirley) reported

    @pnefc @thisismejb Is there a problem with iplayer as no match commentary

  • Minerva69 Minerva69 (@Minerva69) reported

    @Justpolina @BBCiPlayer Getting the same problem with my Samsung smart tv. iPlayer hasn't worked properly for a couple of weeks, it keeps stopping during playback. All other streaming services are fine and so is our internet speed.

  • MistaHawtDawg Gary Pryde (@MistaHawtDawg) reported

    Watched that Alt Right documentary on BBC iPlayer. Although there is flaws on the two sides, one definitely heavily outweighs the other. There is a terrible irony in people proclaiming to be superior in intelligence whilst also claiming that it's based on skin colour.

  • Ewan_Huzami Ewan Huzami (@Ewan_Huzami) reported

    @joemyerscough @mutablejoe As a license payer currently based overseas, it's annoying that I can't access iPlayer or live programming without an additional subscription to a vpn. And these regularly get blocked by the BBC. Surely a sign in and ID should be sufficient to ensure global access.

  • Ian42Kay Ian Kay (@Ian42Kay) reported

    @RAIL Progress, esp on iPlayer, it takes as long to buffer the prog as b&w tv took to warm up!

  • HylandIan Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) reported

    @BullyBundy22 Yes. If I was being generous, I'd probably explain it in the same way the Tory peer who was on Question Time (last night) explained it. I might take issue with his suggestion that the money is already going to the NHS though. Anyway, I think it's up on iPlayer now.

  • BISSCLibrary Biddenham Library (@BISSCLibrary) reported

    And if tonight's a problem there's always BBC iplayer!

  • areyouellie Ellie (@areyouellie) reported from Colchester, England

    Esme, to Albie: ‘could you put on BBC iPlayer because Netflix has got an error’ Albie, to Esme: ‘PiPAD!’

  • ironenough Plaid Bitch 💍 (@ironenough) reported

    @bloodyspiffing i'm still signed into iplayer with my mum's login, we could watch on my laptop!!

  • HotXeno Xeno (@HotXeno) reported

    @Lucy_Worsley Just watched this on Iplayer. When will you do a version of this based on the story of the Caribbean... My family is from St. Kitts and I was left thinking at least we did not end up in prison so easily but there were other problems of post-colonialism.