First the good news: the BBC has finally announced its much anticipated iPlayer app will be winging its way to Android devices tomorrow or Friday. Now for the bad: it will only work on smartphones or tablets rocking Android 2.2 Froyo or later, have Adobe Flash 10.1 installed and boast a Wi-Fi connection. It also won’t stream over 3G due to technical reasons. Unfortunately, this will mean a fair whack of Android patrons still working older versions of the OS will be sidelined. Grrrrr.
Android users have been able to access and watch content on BBC iPlayer via the web browser but this app will no doubt make the experience more seamless and stable. The app lets you watch live TV programmes and listen to radio across all BBC channels as well as catch-up with shows and broadcasts from the last seven days. Remember to look for Life of Android’s app review in the coming days.