BBC iPlayer app update for Android adds larger tablet support

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The BBC iPlayer app is hugely popular and there’s good news today for those who use the Android platform iPlayer app as it has just been updated. Version 1.7.0.112 of the BBC iPlayer app for Android was released yesterday and along with a few other tweaks there is now native support for 10-inch tablets.

Previously if you’ve been using a large-sized Android tablet you will have had to use the website but this has all changed with the update and new larger-tablet support. This means that users will now be able to use the BBC iPlayer app for Android and view content directly from the app without having to go through the web browser.

There have also been some tweaks to the user interface for smartphones and 7-inch tablets although the app description doesn’t describe exactly what those tweaks are. Also promised for future updates is further optimisation for larger-screened tablets and there is also ongoing work on video downloads.

If you wish to download the BBC iPlayer Android app then head to Google Play here. It’s a free app and compatible with devices running Android 2.2 or later, right through to 4.2. Features include the ability to watch live TV, viewing over Wi-Fi or 3G networks, Featured and Most Popular programme listings and a schedule for upcoming programmes.

We’d like to know if you’re an Android user who benefits from the BBC iPlayer app? Maybe you’re the owner of a 10-inch Android tablet and happy to hear that the app will now give your device native support? Let us know with your comments.

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