Android Quality Index

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us Amazon.com 07 Jun 2013 8.3 Read the review
us Google Play Review 02 Jun 2020 7.2
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gb Life of Android 13 Feb 2011 7.0 Read the review
us AppStorm 24 Feb 2011 7.0 Read the review
gb Know Your Mobile 21 Feb 2011 7.0 Read the review
GOOGLE PLAY DESCRIPTION
Features include:

- Watch live TV
- Catch up on the past 30 days
- Watch on Wi-Fi and cellular networks
- Download TV programmes to watch later (on devices running Android 4.1 and above)
- Browse Categories and Channels
- Cast content to your TV using Chromecast
- Share your added programmes across other devices with a BBC iD account

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We’ve developed the BBC Media Player app to improve video streaming playback on Android devices. You’ll need to install this separately from the Google Play Store.

To make installation of the BBC Media Player as easy as possible, BBC iPlayer will prompt you to install it when you first play a streamed programme.

The BBC iPlayer app uses standard Android app permissions that are defined by the Google Android platform. The permissions the BBC iPlayer Android app asks to use are:

Photos/Media/Files

"Read the contents of your USB storage" & "Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage"
This permission is used to store downloaded programmes. The application must be able to write, read and delete these files.

Device ID & Call Information

"Read phone status and identity"
This permission is used to read the Android "Device ID". This is an anonymous ID that cannot be used to identify the user and is not used to track the user. It is used by iPlayer's content protection system to ensure that downloaded programmes can only be played on the device that downloaded them. iPlayer does not use this permission to determine the device phone number, whether a call is active, or the remote number in a connected call.

Other permissions (not explicitly mentioned when installing BBC iPlayer, as they are more general to most apps):

"Prevent phone from sleeping"
This permission is used by two features: Downloads & Chromecast.
While downloading a programme, the application prevents the system from sleeping when the device is locked, so the download can continue. This is only active while a download is in progress.

While "casting" a programme to a compatible receiver like Google's Chromecast, the application stops the system from fully sleeping when the phone is locked. This stops the application losing connection with the receiver so the phone can continue to control playback.

"Full network access"
iPlayer needs access to the internet to download programmes, schedules and information about programmes and configuration, and to send usage statistics.

"View network connections"
This permission lets iPlayer determine whether a network connection is available before accessing the network, and provide better error messages when it can’t retrieve data.

iPlayer also determines what type of network connection is in use (Wi-Fi or Cellular) for the Downloads feature. Downloads are enabled when connected to a Wi-Fi network. On a cellular network, downloads are disabled/paused.

"Test access to protected storage"
This allows the app to check if there is space on your device to download programmes.

To give you with the best experience, certain details like your Search History and Added programmes may be stored on your device or securely on BBC servers.

To analyse and improve the app, it also uses technologies similar to performance cookies used by the BBC. You can alter your settings for this on your device. For more information about this and privacy, cookies and iPlayer more generally, visit the BBC iPlayer privacy FAQ page at http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/tv/app_privacy, or the BBC’s Privacy & Cookies site at http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy/

The app was developed by Media AT (Media Applications Technologies Limited) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).
Full details of Media AT are available on the Companies House website at: http://data.companieshouse.gov.uk/doc/company/07100235.

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Quality Index
7.6
Category: Entertainment
Content rating: Teen
App version: Varies with device
Requires android: Varies with device
Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
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APP ACTIVITY
30 Sep 2015
 
Version: Varies with device
25 Aug 2015
 
Version: 4.11.0.169
09 Aug 2015
 
Version: 4.10.0.182
12 Jul 2015
 
Version: 4.9.0.259
17 Jun 2015
 
Version: 4.8.1.175
25 May 2015
 
Version: 4.8.0.133
08 May 2015
 
Version: 4.7.2.133
11 Apr 2015
 
Version: 4.7.1.23
24 Mar 2015
 
Version: 4.7.0.54
26 Feb 2015
 
Version: 4.6.0.277
26 Jan 2015
 
Version: 4.5.1.2
13 Dec 2014
 
Version: 4.5.0.69
13 Nov 2014
 
Version: 4.4.1.32
05 Nov 2014
 
Version: 4.4.0.235
24 Sep 2014
 
Version: 4.3.1.2
24 Aug 2014
 
Version: 4.2.0.100
23 Jul 2014
 
Version: 4.1.0.105
01 Jun 2014
 
Version: 4.0.0.1175
28 Apr 2014
 
Version: 3.3.1.2
15 Apr 2014
 
Version: 3.3.0.37
03 Apr 2014
 
Version: 3.1.0.748
13 Mar 2014
 
Version: 3.0.0.587
14 Nov 2013
 
Version: 2.0.2.8
12 Oct 2013
 
Version: 2.0.1.67
12 Sep 2013
 
Version: 2.0.0.337
31 May 2013
 
Version: 1.7.0.112
05 Apr 2013
 
Version: 1.6.0.96
18 Dec 2012
 
Version: 1.5.0.666
18 Nov 2012
 
Version: 1.4.2.3
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