There’s been a bit of a disaster for fans of the unofficial Android iPlayer app myPlayer, with the latest version of the TV app removing all BBC material from its listings.
And BBC content was kind of the whole point of it in the first place, seeing as myPlayer provided a great way to watch and download TV shows from the BBC’s iPlayer site to your Android phone – recreating the “download” link that’s missing from the BBC’s Flash 10.1 mobile site.
However, the latest version adds supports for live streaming of all UK terrestrial Freeview channels, so there is some good to come with the update. But DO NOT UPDATE THE APP to this new version if you’re a regular user of the iPlayer downloading features, else you will lose BBC access. But gain channel Five. Not a great trade off.