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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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  • tessalee73 tessalee (@tessalee73) reported

    @edmorrish @BBCSounds I don’t like a lot of @BBCSounds layout but hopefully it’s only teething problems, miss radio iPlayer

  • AccioJellyBean Jocy Levy (@AccioJellyBean) reported

    @DemiiLorrae @thejordanconnor it's all up there, I had no idea either till Saturday! Sky was broken so I went onto iPlayer to find something to watch there. Saw episode 1, thought I had to wait a week for 2 and then it started autoplaying at the end! Finished the series this morning. Enjoy!!!

  • FluctibusFludd Fluctibus Fludd™ 🎥 (@FluctibusFludd) reported

    How to fix BBC: End the BBC License fee. Introduce advertising. Offer ad free subscription to iPlayer Offer ads on iPlayer for non subscribers Place entire BBC archives on iPlayer Job done.

  • surrey2001ukuk Christopher Surrey (@surrey2001ukuk) reported

    @BBCiPlayer why every time try to sign in to iPlayer on my tv dose it say something went wrong. Can get iPlayer on my tv

  • Storki Simone Torkington (@Storki) reported

    @CyberGhost_EN still no BBC iplayer or Channel 4 servers. Please hurry up and fix it.

  • kay_1773 Kay (@kay_1773) reported

    @BBCiPlayer I’ve since found the episode of Look North for Yorkshire from this evening on Sky Q, I haven’t checked the iPlayer app again to see if there’s still an issue there.

  • SocialDemSheff Rob Stevens (@SocialDemSheff) reported

    @forwardnotback I watched the documentary on iPlayer. Confirmed worst preconceptions of activists broadly falling into two types: plummy voiced Trustafarians or bit more crusty with faux slight cockney accents. Talking about blocking streets ‘where the rich f—kers live’. Reminded me of far left

  • johng225 John G ⚛️🔭🔬🧬 (@johng225) reported

    Hello again @AppleSupport @AppleTV @iTunes . I have an Apple TV model A1625 (64GB). BBC iPlayer and Amazon Prime app work fine. However the apple apps are broken. Movies and Tv shows iTunes just freeze or show a blank screen. Help!

  • johng225 John G ⚛️🔭🔬🧬 (@johng225) reported

    @MPendlington @AppleMusic Oh and just seen that the latest update to Apple TV has broken it. Oddly can access iPlayer and amazon prime, but not Apple TV or ITunes.

  • andy_c_scott Andy Scott (@andy_c_scott) reported

    @hannahlg__ Yesterday’s sessions both appeared on BBC iPlayer a few hours later but the live show in the iPlayer app usually has a ‘restart’ button which might help.

  • justinebuckleya justine (@justinebuckleya) reported

    @otidanai the worst bit is that it was my fault had the remote in my hand got way too excited and changed the source had to watch on iplayer during their comments😭

  • andrewpolitics Andrew Sinclair (@andrewpolitics) reported

    Now on iplayer. Ok we had a systems crash in the first 20 seconds but after that it’s well worth watching

  • robackroyd 11 Days to #UKindependence (@robackroyd) reported

    @virginmedia >>>> sent to me as “it’s not a big fault” I have explained it IS A BIG fault to me” as it impacts Netflix and Iplayer etc... no fix date on the system and nothing else help desk can do. I have advised that their are things I can do and that if not fixed >>>

  • HumnApeCreature Ape (@HumnApeCreature) reported

    @8inkcartridges @phillisstein44 @BBCiPlayerRadio @BBCSounds Yes! It's AWFUL! 😫😫😫😫😫 Hear us @BBCSounds, the app is dreadful and we hate it! Please go back to the drawing board- or even better just go back to iPlayer Radio- a brilliant brilliant app! @BBCiPlayerRadio

  • Gogilchrist Heather gilchrist (@Gogilchrist) reported

    @BBCiPlayer any chance you could fix the bug on bbc iPlayer cause apparently it’s says I haven’t the last watched two episodes of season 3 of @WaterlooRoad but I have watched them about 500 times and it won’t let me move on as it keeps jumping back to those episodes please fix it

  • grumpyraspberry astrid appleton (@grumpyraspberry) reported

    Nothing useful I can do about anything that matters so its iPlayer or Netflix's for me & some knitting or I will get so cross it wont do me any good. On my own today so its pj's & stuck indoors anyway with no help with getting dressed or getting out.

  • Cat1902L Catherine Lee (@Cat1902L) reported

    @BBCiPlayer why do I constantly have to sign in to my iplayer on my tv. Thought it was a one time sign in with the code. Now I AM signed in the programme I want to watch won’t even load. SORT IT OUT!

  • ThanePrince Thane Prince (@ThanePrince) reported

    @willemharvey The loss of iPlayer is awful. Sounds a tepid replacement. I still lost to the archers but randomly. As for YAY, MBL etc 😱😱😱😱😱

  • WillSandyDesign Will Sandy (@WillSandyDesign) reported

    Got to be honest @BBCSounds is terrible! The iPlayer app was far my user friendly! Hopefully you’re just dealing with some teething problems. But the previous iteration was far easier to use.

  • Al_Hine Al Hine (@Al_Hine) reported

    @Thin_As_Lizzy iPlayer buggers up the picture quality, @BBCFOUR may show the 1993 D3 Re-Masters, but iPlayer fobs us off with piss poor VHS style SHITE!

  • siboyle93 james si boyle (@siboyle93) reported

    Watching Waterloo road again on iPlayer it’s quality!

  • 2WingsFly David Jacobs #VoteLeave (@2WingsFly) reported

    @devilhyena @bbcquestiontime @AnnelieseDodds @UKLabour Watch Panorama on BBC iPlayer focusing on Labour’s internal problem when it comes to anti-Jewish sentiment. Testimonies of those investigating the claims whereby one of them was called out for being Jewish simply for doing his job of making enquiries as if it was personal.

  • yesiamahomo a (@yesiamahomo) reported

    dont ask me about the quality iPlayer is weird

  • markwrightuk88 mark wright 🇪🇺 (@markwrightuk88) reported

    @BBCiPlayer I know you’re the iPlayer account but I’m having trouble signing into the BBC sounds app I put in my email and password and it keeps throwing me back to the sign in or register page please help

  • N3WP0W3R ⒶⓁⒶⓈ! (@N3WP0W3R) reported

    @paulhalliday @Bexyenigma @monzo Freezing is not the issue. Instead of Repeating Myself please read the replies to your other Tweets. Perhaps go on BBC Iplayer and download tonights @BBCWatchdog episode.

  • mgdymond Mark Dymond (@mgdymond) reported

    @BBCSounds @AppleSupport @SpotifyCares Re chain below. I actually think now the clash is between the new BBC Sounds app and Spotify. When I delete BBC Sounds I have had no more issues. Maybe BBC could look at the stability of the new app never had issue with old radio iPlayer

  • GopaLeo Gopal Sharma (@GopaLeo) reported

    @AngelaDSaini Again watched on the BBC iPlayer your documentary. Being in the Data Management, same ethical issues crop up, when big data provides insights, which provide another dimension that may be controversial!

  • amhoward01 Andrew Howard (@amhoward01) reported

    @abcpoppins Three years ago I would have considered it tantamount to the end of civilisation in the UK. Now, I'm not convinced. Entertainment-wise, it is amazing value (TV + radio + iplayer) but news+wise it's had a terrible few years.

  • HumnApeCreature Ape (@HumnApeCreature) reported

    @phillisstein44 @BBCiPlayerRadio @BBCSounds I want autoplay to work. Like it did so marvellously in the iPlayer Radio app, so that when I'm finished listening to one episode of a past show the next one plays @BBCSounds please fix it. I hate having to pull over to find the next show rather than it just play automatically

  • ianbeckett Ian Beckett (@ianbeckett) reported

    @Lloyd_Rees @afneil @RobBurl @JennyChapman @PhilipHammondUK @BrandonLewis the problem is it ends too soon and no sooner had i switched from iplayer to sky and there was Hammond again on sky grinning like a Cheshire cat .. though he would probably pretend he was a Saarbrücken (note meaning in German) Tom ;-)

  • casper197635 Neil Williams (@casper197635) reported

    @virginmedia Just an issue with sports channels. It's the iplayer itself. How can it give an error that the ethernet cable is unplugged when it isn't

  • ShaunW1993 Shaun Wilson (@ShaunW1993) reported from Stevenston, Scotland

    Glad having #WaterlooRoad available to download off the BBC iPlayer now instead of streaming it off YouTube. No more buffering and better picture quality - less pixels 😂

  • TrewJosh0220 Josh Trew (@TrewJosh0220) reported

    I swear BBC iPlayer better not buffer too much today #TheApprentice

  • jpearcejourno James Pearce (@jpearcejourno) reported from Merton, England

    @BBCiPlayer Hi - thanks for replying but managed to fix it (resetting the app worked the second time). I was more wondering from a technical point of view as I write about iPlayer a lot for IBC365 and don't understand why that'd happen over an IP connection.

  • mcleish_t Tom McLeish (@mcleish_t) reported

    @BBCSounds the old iPlayer used to have a page of information on each program (reached via the schedule). I can’t find them on the new app. Can you help (e.g. @BBCRadio3 concert programmes)

  • gjc1985 gjc1985 (@gjc1985) reported

    @BBCiPlayer the iPlayer catch up app is not working on Android TVs o can get picture but no sound

  • dowenb Benjamin Dowen (@dowenb) reported

    @kmugrage Props to the experience of apps such as iPlayer that let you login on another device to to enter a short generated code to login on a TV.

  • DrThomasWaters Thomas Waters (@DrThomasWaters) reported

    @Rokewood @BBCRadio3 @BBCSounds Ah that wretched app. The old iplayer radio was rather charming, I though, with its dial. Sounds is not just awkward but ugly. Oh well, first world problems I guess...

  • justjameslund justjameslund 🎙 (@justjameslund) reported

    @BBCiPlayer your service is pathetic! When streaming programmes they buffer several times a minute. Doesn’t happen with Netflix or Amazon Prime, itv hub or even 4OD. For god sake even 5OD is better than iplayer! Disgraceful make no wonder you’re going under sort it out, bafoons.

  • ClaireBGould Gouldy_locks (@ClaireBGould) reported from Newbury, England

    @alrightpresh @terrigough @missdianemorgan @BBCTwo @Sarah_Kendall @NOWTV Oh I watched that on iPlayer. Clearly I have issues!!!

  • jmothecat G (@jmothecat) reported

    I've little interest in the news programmes etc (I fail to see what gap they fill) but for me the original programming has been good quality and although I've watched them on iPlayer rather than live tv I think additional Scottish based programming has been a good thing.

  • palacegirl Claire (@palacegirl) reported

    Bbc iplayer constantly pauses/buffers. It’s not my internet cos everything else works absolutely fine. Pay tv license for bbc it’s terrible. itv hub never has any problems, what’s the point @BBCiPlayer 😡

  • Supersamdean Kt (@Supersamdean) reported

    Seriously @ITV on my laptop is the pits. Trying to watch Sanditon and it just keeps stopping. Never have this problem with BBC iplayer.

  • philly169 Phill Slusar (@philly169) reported

    @virginmedia No errors, just the loading circle then it goes back to the apps screen. Not able to use the catchup feature either for anything on iplayer

  • summers_allan Allan Kempson (@summers_allan) reported

    @expressvpn iPlayer doesn't work when I connect with OpenVPN, only with IKEV2. Please fix this as IKEV2 is often blocked on public wi-fi networks, and I prefer using OpenVPN because of its speed and security.

  • SpaceMonkey351 Mark (@SpaceMonkey351) reported

    @sharivahl I disagree with what you've just said. The BBC Sounds app is not, "well worth downloading." It's dire compared to the old iplayer radio app. It's awful. Awful user interface, terrible reduced functionality compared to iplayer app #bringbackiplayerradio

  • brooksandlee lee brooks (@brooksandlee) reported

    @Ada2009 @BBCSounds I’m having exactly the same problem. Still awaiting response. Just bring back iplayer radio, the sounds app is awful.

  • writer_uk Jo Monroe (@writer_uk) reported

    @Tanni_GT BBC Radio iPlayer. It’s been replaced by the awful Sounds app

  • louise_toal Louise Toal (@louise_toal) reported

    @BlackCheesebur1 @BBCSpotlightNI @mandy_mcauley Well it's an interesting issue and so complex. Haven't read that book. Not sure if USA have access to BBC iplayer or not but if you do the Spotlight series is a really good watch 👍

  • fluencymark Mark R. Harris (@fluencymark) reported

    The old BBC iPlayer DID remember the point of interruption; this problem has emerged since the introduction of “BBC Sounds”, which I understand is widely and no doubt properly considered a piece of crap. I appreciate the BBC’s offerings, but not this delivery system.

  • Jessie_LaurenE Jessica (@Jessie_LaurenE) reported

    So BBC shut down the radio iplayer app which I always used as my wake up alarm & forced me to get the @BBCSounds app which seems terrible in comparison & I can’t find an alarm feature on it 🙄 if anyone in twitter land can recommend an alarm app that’ll play live radio please👇🏻

  • Pinklilycat Lilycat (@Pinklilycat) reported

    I wanna watch iPlayer and it’s being an absolute cowbag about it!!! No! I can’t sign in! Again! I can barely hold my phone!! Stop ******* judging me! Just wanna see dancing. Pleeeeeeease. Fanks.

  • lidlkim Lidl Kim (@lidlkim) reported

    @h3jwp @BimpeIN @BBCFourXtra @BBCSounds It's a terrible thing. I haven't even been able to delete the iPlayer icon from my phone yet 😭

  • PlexNetflix Martin Phillp 🔶 (@PlexNetflix) reported

    Watching #TheWall on iPlayer purely for Danny Dyer's car crash delivery.

  • janeee56 Jane Evans (@janeee56) reported from Epping, England

    @Knavery66 @MissLauraMarcus The worst. If you bring out new tech or upgrades users should either not know the difference cos it's all back end or be delighted with the new interface.@BBCSounds has just broken everything that roughly worked in iplayer or Tune in etc etc

  • secretspartacus Judy Hamilton (@secretspartacus) reported

    @plusnethelp So fed up with no service, frequently can’t get online, watch iplayer etc on tv. I got fibre to try and improve things, it’s still as awful as before. Sort it out please or I’m leaving you.

  • travelling_wolf Wolfoni Sbagliato (@travelling_wolf) reported

    @richardavsmith Also I miss the high quality audio option the iPlayer had

  • SarahESeaton Sarah E Seaton 🏳️‍🌈 (@SarahESeaton) reported

    @melb4886 @plusnethelp To offer a fair, balanced review, they were good for the first 12 to 18 months, but the last month I've had little to no speed (I only want to watch iplayer!) & they are so slow at responding to issues & responses are generally unhelpful.

  • chrisbrodie90 Chris Brodie (@chrisbrodie90) reported

    @charltonbrooker hi. I watched screen, news, (insert year) wipe, that C4 show with the last one missing, black mirror. I read dawn of the dumb. I already asked @louistheroux but maybe you can help. I know your a fan. Please get the BBC to upload all Adam Curtis’s docs to iPlayer

  • jay86136371 jay dawg (@jay86136371) reported

    Morning. anyone else having issues with Eurosport iplayer.cant on demand WSBK any more.