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BBC iPlayer app for iPhone launches

The BBC has updated the BBC iPlayer app, so Apple iPhone uses can now watch BBC programs and listen to radio over WiFi and 3G.

Earlier this year, the BBC launched an iPad specific version of its hugely popular TV-catch up app, which we awarded app of the year at the Recombu awards, however until now Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users have had to access it via the browser.

The interface is very simple, with TV, Radio and Favourite tabs along the bottom. With Favourites you can be informed when new programs are available. Watch live and catch-up television and listen to your favourite radio stations.

The BBC iPlayer app has been available for Android 2.2 handsets that include Adobe Flash for a while, along with Blackberry and Nokia handsets. Check out the complete list here.

It’s been a really busy year for BBC digital, a global version of the app was free to download in Europe, enabling ex-pats to access over 1500 hours of on-demand content, for a yearly subscription cost. The iPad app is fantastic, the screen works really well.

While we welcome the new app, we really wish you can download programs to watch offline, like you can with the Nokia N8, Samsung Wave and Sony Ericssson Aino amongst others. Check out feature on How to Watch TV on your smartphone for more information.

Via: TechRadar