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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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BBC iPlayer randomly destroying the quality is my villain origin story.
@ModernFooty Had this issue with iPlayer and England games but with people shouting in other houses
@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.
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
@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
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..
@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!
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...
watching doctor who in glorious 288p because bbc iplayer the worst thing ever invented by human beings or dogs
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!
@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.
@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
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.
IPlayer not working so I can't watch us again on motd2 🙃
@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
@NOWHelpTeam Although, if other services are playing ok ie BBC iPlayer then it might suggest it's not a device issue.
@mariannaspring Cannot watch is USA. Iplayer issues??
@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
@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
@CBeebiesHQ I need iPlayer to work in Germany! Moved here a month ago and mornings are not the same...
@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.
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 .
@Unlocator currently unable to use BBC iPlayer from my MacBook using Unlocator DNS. Are there issues?
Watching Poltergeist in the dark is not a good idea, especially when there’s a weird audio glitch in the haunted iPlayer 😱
@BBCSport #Bellator269 sync issues on audio on the iPlayer 😑
@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
@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.
BBC iPlayer is ******* garbage, how you gunna **** the bed and crash just from pausing??!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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!->
@louisemcfred 100% let's hope @BBCSPORTNI show Tuesdays game on BBC1 or 2 instead of a terrible Iplayer link