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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.

iPlayer problems in the last 24 hours

The following chart shows the number of reports that we have received about iPlayer by time of day over the past 24 hours. An outage is determined when the number of reports are higher than the baseline, represented by the red line.

iPlayer Outage Chart 10/26/2021 20:15

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Most Reported Problems:

  • Buffering 34.36% Buffering
  • Playback Issues 23.80% Playback Issues
  • Sign in 20.35% Sign in
  • Crashing 19.19% Crashing
  • Video Quality 2.30% Video Quality

iPlayer Outage Map

The most recent outage reports and issues originated from:

United KingdomChesterfield Playback Issues
United KingdomGlasgow Playback Issues
United KingdomBirmingham Sign in
United KingdomGillingham Buffering
United KingdomPeterborough Playback Issues
United KingdomKettering Crashing

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iPlayer Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • belovedsparrows var │ rory enthusiast (@belovedsparrows) reported

    BBC iPlayer randomly destroying the quality is my villain origin story.

  • 1SmoothKriminal Dean (@1SmoothKriminal) reported

    @ModernFooty Had this issue with iPlayer and England games but with people shouting in other houses

  • gotnocars Trevor Eggleson (@gotnocars) reported

    @mendcommunity @BylineTimes The Met are completely out of control. I saw a documentary a while ago (probably still on iplayer) entitled - "The biggest gang in New York". That refers to their police dept. It exposes the problems of too much power because there's no police policing the police.

  • HadesInShades Elon Mast (@HadesInShades) reported

    The Kodi app on Android TVs is such an all rounder. The BBC iPlayer doesn't have an app on Android TV so it fixes it by an Addon. Couldn't get Hulu's app to work b/c of some BS technical teason. Kodi fixed it with an Addon.I guess I can finally see the cricket matchs on Hulu now

  • coocho Dasha Dayter (@coocho) reported

    @timgrant123 I hope I’ll manage to make it work with a vpn! iPlayer is notoriously good at detecting you’re not in the UK

  • BradSabbath The Bradley Experiment (@BradSabbath) reported

    BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues. In the UK? Here's some advice. How about if I swear i'm in the UK? I suppose I could just use a VPN..

  • LinziSun Linzi Sun (@LinziSun) reported

    @JoshStedman It only stores stuff from sky, anything else comes from a streaming service such as BBC Iplayer or the likes! So if UFC is on a channel with no catch up then you need to watch it live as it’s not like a record facility! Have had the same issue and contemplating a return to sky Q!

  • DavidJCuddy David Cuddy (@DavidJCuddy) reported

    It's been said a million times before but the #rteplayer is awful. Constantly buffering even with a 250MB connection. Netflix, 4OD, iPlayer, even TV3 player can all get it right. Why not RTE? How can they ever expect people to use it with that kind of experience? Sort it out...

  • MisterAtlas_ Will (@MisterAtlas_) reported

    watching doctor who in glorious 288p because bbc iplayer the worst thing ever invented by human beings or dogs

  • AlexBaxterScot1 Alex Baxter Scott #blacklivesmatter🌈 (@AlexBaxterScot1) reported

    Anyone use Chromecast with Iplayer? If so, are you experiencing buffering? It's really bad my end yet Netflix (unfortunately) and Disney+ have had no buffering issues!

  • MarkHazard2020 Mark Hazard 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 🇺🇳 (@MarkHazard2020) reported

    @michaelwhite Armando Iannucci and some others took a look at this issue. Subscription model for overseas users of BBC website, allowing them access to iPlayer for a fee, might well yield income well in excess of revenue raised by licence fee, making BBC financially independent of Government.

  • dubbers62972631 dubbers (@dubbers62972631) reported

    @AskPlayStation this is sposed 2 be the latest and gr8test of consoles yet it has no 3d Blu-ray player no bbc iPlayer app and no itv player either and I bet alot more features have been taken away, all of these problems are a relatively easy fix so fix please it’s been a year ffs

  • KingDaveRa David Rickard (@KingDaveRa) reported

    Still issues. Both the TV and Freesat box can do iPlayer, and depending on which remote control happens to be nearest decides which we use. Seems both cache the profiles.

  • NA8Y_LAD Tom 🇪🇸🇬🇳🇧🇷 (@NA8Y_LAD) reported

    IPlayer not working so I can't watch us again on motd2 🙃

  • mattflipflop Matt Sandy.....💙🚴‍♂️🏴‍☠️ (@mattflipflop) reported

    @red_mutant_eyes @markswan52 Series 1, got time off work coming up and iplayer availability ends just as I finish, so saving it till then, but needed to watch episode 1 of Series 1

  • annacookie Anna Cook (@annacookie) reported

    @NOWHelpTeam Although, if other services are playing ok ie BBC iPlayer then it might suggest it's not a device issue.

  • IntegralSound integral sound (@IntegralSound) reported

    @mariannaspring Cannot watch is USA. Iplayer issues??

  • g13rty Trudie (@g13rty) reported

    @bt_uk No I rebooted my BT TV box. Thus issue started 3 days ago and only applies to the All4 app for catch-up purposes. I can access BBC iPlayer and ITV hub fine using our BT TV box. The only way at present for me to access All4 on demand on my iPhone and stream to the TV

  • SkyHelpTeam Sky Help Team (@SkyHelpTeam) reported

    @davebullockafc Hi Dave I have made some enquiries on the playback quality for ITV hub along with the others such as All4 and Iplayer etc. The content on these apps are in HD it would only be the adverts that are shown in SD for these playbacks. Thanks, Graeme

  • The_Adamastache Llamas in the fog (@The_Adamastache) reported

    @CBeebiesHQ I need iPlayer to work in Germany! Moved here a month ago and mornings are not the same...

  • scotland4bernie Andy Murray’s Bionic Hip (AKA Scotland For Bernie) (@scotland4bernie) reported

    @CalFotini Too late now but would have said everyone should be wearing good quality masks if they HAVE to be in same room, but even with that and hepa filter better if son in a room on own watching it on iplayer on tablet or laptop right now.

  • rivet71 Andrew McBride (@rivet71) reported

    Watching Landward on BBC iPlayer there . Dougie Vipond up here showing how green the farms work to prevent emissions. Making Cullen skink in Cullen with fish caught here . If that doesn’t show that we’d be better off with #Independence7 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. Nothing will .

  • mattcdickinson Matt Dickinson-Inns (@mattcdickinson) reported

    @Unlocator currently unable to use BBC iPlayer from my MacBook using Unlocator DNS. Are there issues?

  • lucytweet1 lucy sweet (@lucytweet1) reported

    Watching Poltergeist in the dark is not a good idea, especially when there’s a weird audio glitch in the haunted iPlayer 😱

  • ohyescg DH (@ohyescg) reported

    @BBCSport #Bellator269 sync issues on audio on the iPlayer 😑

  • nevillebartos12 Steven lockdowns are nonsense 🌸 (@nevillebartos12) reported

    @carbonsaveruk @KirkgateMarket @budzy2016 I didn't. But I'll watch it on the iplayer. It has but rent and rates are way too high. My dad is a market trader there and I still work Mondays for him. Know the place very well. You'll have to come and visit one day x

  • olwenmcg OlwenMcG (@olwenmcg) reported

    @devisridhar @kilt_walker21 Watching Ambulance or Hospital on iplayer gives a tiny glimpse of how awful things are. The main trouble is that those who are in denial won't watch. I still remember how shocking the films from Italy were but it's as though we don't accept what hospitals are dealing with.

  • TheGoose_37 G🎃💀se (@TheGoose_37) reported

    BBC iPlayer is ******* garbage, how you gunna **** the bed and crash just from pausing??!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • MadCornishBiker Allan Moore. Disfellowshiped JW. Still believing! (@MadCornishBiker) reported

    In something I was watching on iPlayer Emily Pankhurst was mentioned, and I could not help wondering how she would feel if she knew that, about a century later, women still had to battle with the misogyny of so many men. It is truly a sad reflection on the male of the species!->

  • morriliam Liám Morrison (@morriliam) reported

    @louisemcfred 100% let's hope @BBCSPORTNI show Tuesdays game on BBC1 or 2 instead of a terrible Iplayer link