The BBC has released an all-new version of its iPlayer Android app, completely refreshing the mobile app’s layout and adding in a decent collection of new features. It now has an Android 4.0 style tabbed layout with the now standard pull down menu option, plus a much prettier radio section and will now work with Andriod 4.2 devices.
And YES the radio now works while the app is minimised and the screen is turned off, with a notification in the Android menu telling you what station you’re listening to…
…plus the BBC says it has has added a proper downloadable Favourites system, which will automatically download the next episode of a show to your phone for immediate watching, although… I couldn’t find a Favourites button in the app.
Nice picture quality too. It’s a big improvement. Get the updated Android iPlayer app on the Play Store here.