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Shortcut to BBC iPlayer on mobile website available for Blackberry

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David Madden | 14:56 UK time, Monday, 15 November 2010

A couple of weeks ago we made a shortcut to the BBC iPlayer on mobile website available in Blackberry App World, Blackberry's App Store for smartphones.

The shortcut is a little downloadable app that places a BBC iPlayer icon on your Blackberry phone. This icon launches the BBC iPlayer mobile website in your phone's web browser.

The app is designed to give you convenient access to BBC iPlayer so you can enjoy BBC programmes on your Blackberry.

To download the app to your Blackberry phone you can either search for iPlayer in the Blackberry App store or visit this link on your Blackberry to install the app from the BBC mobile site.

Note that BBC iPlayer on Mobile is currently available on the Blackberry Bold 2 (9700), Storm 2 (9520/9550) and the Torch (9800).

For more on BBC iPlayer on Mobile and supported device see the iPlayer help pages.

You can also view BBC iPlayer on Mobile entry in the Blackberry App Store on your PC by clicking here.

BBCiPlayer on blackberry

We are working on other apps and shortcuts which will be launching over the coming months.

The team would really welcome your comments and feedback on apps. When we Tweet about apps we are going to use a #bbcapps hashtag so if you would like to use this too that would be great. We are always keen to know what you think.

David Madden is Executive Product Manager, Mobile Apps, BBC FM&T


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    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 2.

    Any news about anything for Windows Phone 7 handsets?

  • Comment number 3.

    What about Blackberry 8900 curve users, when will it be available for other blackberry handhelds?

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    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 5.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 6.

    How about creating an iPlayer application for Android yourselves, instead of just throwing lawyers at 3rd party application developers?

    RIP beebPlayer
    RIP myPlayer

  • Comment number 7.

    "David Maddens blog claimed the cross-platform capabilities of Adobe's Flash make platform-specific versions redundant". He forgot to add the footnote;

    excluding Apple, RIM and the majority of Android handsets.

    Why is the BBC stopping Android users from viewing iPlayer and video clips but enabling for other closed operating systems ?

  • Comment number 8.

    Shame on you bbc, WHY WHY WHY threaten myplayer and subsequently have bbc iplayer content removed from what was a very worthwhile functional app, I was disgsuted firstly that you favour the apple playtform already anyway and have an app for the iphone, but nothing for andriod users, which now outnumber apple in the Uk and States, so the myplayer app was a good workaround, as a licence payer I am well and truly *issed off that you have now totally denied us access to your content firstly via beebplayer and now myplayer, maybe collectively andriod users coould contribute a very small sum of money each to take you to court for discrimination, because quite simply that is what it is


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