BBC Media Player Review

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BBC Media Player is a media player that properly works in conjunction with BBC News, BBC Sport, and other BBC applications. With the help of the player, you will be able to watch the latest BBC programs. To properly use the app, you will need to have an Internet connection. You can download BBC Media Player for Android, iOS, and Windows platforms.

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Functionality – 4/5

BBC Media Player allows users to see the latest BBC programs live or offline. You can find any BBC TV channel and watch it live too. If you have missed the beginning of the video, you can use the “Live Restart” feature. It allows users to start the playback from the beginning.

You will also see the home page with many recommended TV series and movies. The application will show you the newest and most popular programs you can watch. The “Channels” section allows you to look through the list of BBC Channels. There you will see the available TV shows and movies. You can also tap on the “TV Schedule” in order to see the time when the upcoming episodes will be shown.

Design – 5/5

BBC Media Player uses a simple and minimalistic design. Every icon is clearly visible. They are sorted into groups. You can easily look through the list of the groups by swiping with your finger. You can start watching any available media file by simply tapping on it. The interface is great, and you can easily use the features of the app.

Usability – 3/5

Users face a lot of issues while trying to watch something online. First of all, the BBC Media Player sometimes crashes. You have to restart it from time to time. The other problem is that BBC Media Player works only in the UK. However, you can access some BBC services outside the UK (BBC Sport, BBC News, BBC Sound, etc.). The content may be different.

Cross-platform use – 5/5

BBC Media Player is a cross-platform application, which means you can download it for smartphones, tablets, TVs, and even game consoles! The interface will remain the same on all platforms. The features are also similar.

In-app purchases

BBC Media Player is a free application. You can download BBC Media Player from the official website and other stores. But in order to watch channels live, you need to purchase a TV license. Otherwise, you will not be able to use the app properly.

The Bottom Line

BBC Media Player is a nice application, which works only if you have a stable Internet connection. With the help of the app, you can watch the latest episodes of your favorite TV show or look through the news.



We recommend you to download BBC Media Player, but sometimes you may experience various issues with the app. Hopefully, developers fix the problems in future updates. Thank you for paying attention to this BBC Media Player review.

Pros : Simple interface;
Easy to use;
Free to download.

Cons : Available only in UK;
TV license required.

Functionality 4

Design 5

Usability 3

Cross-platform use 5

Average : 4.3


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