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BBC iPlayer iPad App Out Now, and it Rocks!

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    9to5Mac reports that the BBC iPlayer iPad app has finally appeared in the App Store, and in fact it’s already sitting pretty at the top of the UK Top Free iPad apps chart. The app enables viewers in the UK to watch live TV from the BBC, as well as listen to BBC Radio. You can browse the program guide on 3G, but you can only watch video if you’re hooked up to a Wi-Fi network.

    The app features eight BBC channels: BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC, CBeebies, BBC News and BBC Parliament. The main menu page gives you a selection of featured programmes to click on and view, and the Most Popular feature is exactly what it says, the most popular programmes. There’s also a Favourites section too, which enables you to tap and hold and then drag a programme that you like to the Favourites bar. If you select the Channel Guide at the top of the page and then click on one of the highlighted programmes, a window will pop up enabling you to watch it live. I’m doing it right now and it works like a charm! Totally loving this app, great job BBC!

    Click here to download the free app if you’re in the UK: BBC iPlayer for iPad on the iTunes App Store

    Source: BBC iPlayer for iPad comes to the UK App Store | 9 to 5 Mac BBC iPlayer for iPad comes to the UK App Store | Apple Intelligence)
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    I have heard there is s subscription fee... how much is it?
    Is there also free content available?
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    Its not available in the US anyway. Maybe a BBCAmerica app will be next??? I can't get enough of Top Gear
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    "I can't get enough of Top Gear"

    Lol you haven't been to school with idiots like those......
    Runaway runaway!
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    First Impressions

    I downloaded it this morning so I have not had much chance to look at it yet, but first impressions are good.
    Certainly looks and feels different than that, well broken, beta version Watch this space............
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    I'd rather have the BBC iPlayer available here in the US. I'd be willing to pay a yearly fee for it too! The lag time from when a show runs on BBC to when it comes to BBCA (if it even comes!) can be months. It leads people to go in search of illegal copies online. It could open up a whole new stream of revenue for BBC!

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    Yeah because in the uk we pay roughly $200 for a tv licence which allows us to watch bbc channels, so im sure they will try to get more revenue
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    Downloaded the app today but having problems getting anything to play-keeps telling me to try later

    I have a slow broadband connection, is anyone having similar problems?

    Ann
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    yes, a US version is coming in June with a subscription based format. TOP GEAR ON THE GO! WHOOOOOO!!!!
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    What is estimated cost monthly?

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    No one knows yet.
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    Yes - I have exactly the same problem. It just sits there with a rotating white 'bezel' for a couple of minutes and then says to try later. My broadband is only 2.5 Mbps - I live in a rural area - but the 'old' beta web-based iPlayer ran fine.

    Tim
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    No Ann. Watched an hour long programe last night with no buffering or any problems at all. But i have got 30mbs broasdband which translates to just over 20mbs on iPad. So that may be your problem.
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    Yep.
    Looks good but done buggerall so far.
    Even tried listening to a radio broadcast and it won't even start.

    Guess they fired to many members of staff.......
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    Hi there,

    Has anyone tried using this app with video out leads connected to a TV? Does it support that? Or is it considered protected content?? If we can send this to a TV I'm definately going to get myself a video out lead!
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    I have the PocketTunes app and I can get ALL of the BBC radio broadcasts. Of course I can not get Top Gear via the radio so I guess I will still have to wait for the US version of the BBC iPlayer.
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    Or you could always watch the subpar. US version of top gear and dream ;)
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    The US version sucks! Its Jeremy, James and Richard that make the show. Its the only show that makes my wife quite literally LOL!
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    Indeed. Did you catch the huge TG marathon in bbca last weekend? That was the best weekend ever. Lol.

    Its captain slow or Nothin! XD
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    Its a good thing I work the "graveyard" shift because I wouldn't get a chance to see my wife on Monday nights anyway!

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