…but not much more. An new version of the BBC’s mobile iPlayer app is now live on the Play Store, offering two new features — support for phones running Android 4.1 or Google’s “Jelly Bean” version of the code, plus integration with the new BBC Media Player app that was launched recently.
This should free the app from being reliant on Adobe’s Flash Player format for playing its video and audio streams, although it still doesn’t work very well at all (bottom right)…
…and those expecting any other updates will be disappointed. It’s still missing the offline viewing option iOS users received some time ago, there’s no background radio playback and the app’s Back button functionality is still rather confusing, leading to us constantly quitting the app in error.
Hopefully this is just a temporary placeholder update while the PROPER update is being finalised by the BBC, as it’s currently in a shockingly poor state.