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BBC iPlayer coming to Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8

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BBC iPlayer coming to Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8
Those with Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 flavored handsets, if you like the BBC we have some great news. The British media giant has inked a deal with Microsoft to release its BBC iPlayer to the Windows Phone platform. Not only will it work on the two aforementioned builds, the app will also work via a Live Tile.

The issued short cut for BBC iPlayer will wrap the iPlayer together with the BBC media player and should expand the reach of the BBC on mobile devices. Currently, there are 650 different types of devices that can use the BBC iPlayer. Currently, iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices can use the app, which allows users to watch live television and listen to live radio over Wi-Fi or 3G.

According to Kantar, Windows Phone has a 6.2% share of the U.K. smartphone pie, which makes it a legitimate and relevant playa (or player, for the more conservative) in the region.

source: BBC via WMPoweruser

The BBC iPlayer app allows users to watch live BBC television or listen to live BBC radio

The BBC iPlayer app allows users to watch live BBC television or listen to live BBC radio


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posted on 05 Mar 2013, 12:38

1. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


"Playa?"

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:38 2

4. papss (unregistered)


I see also Nokia may be letting its 920 users mess with color temps for their phones which is a first on the WP platform.. Keep it up WP

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:53 1

6. volcano (Posts: 254; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


its WP GDR 2 update

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 15:15 2

7. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Its all slowly trickling in. Like they say, good things come to those who wait.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 17:38

8. LAFN (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


So is this going to work in the U.S.?

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