BBC iPlayer Kids app

The app is free and there are no adverts or in-app purchases to worry about.

How do I get it?

The BBC iPlayer Kids app is available to download via the Apple, Amazon and Google Play app stores for mobile phones and tablet devices.

Go to the app store on your mobile or tablet to download the iPlayer Kids app for free.

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What else do I need to know?


Watching on the go

You can download the shows you love and take them with you to watch anywhere. The app will use the internal storage on your device to store downloaded shows.

You can watch shows over WiFi and mobile data networks, please check with your mobile network provider on your data package and allowance.

Why do I need to set up a profile on the BBC iPlayer Kids app?

You can set up your very own profile, add your name and choose your own character. The app asks you for your age so that we can help you find the shows you love and new ones you might not have seen before.

You can create up to four profiles on each device for you, your friends, your brother or sister. It does mean that you may see different shows depending on your age.

You can easily edit profiles and switch between them in the 'Me' section of the app.

What operating systems and devices does the iPlayer Kids app work on?

The BBC iPlayer Kids app works on the following operating systems:

• iOS: The app requires iOS 8 and above, available on iPhones 4s and later.

• Android: The app requires 4.1 and up

• Kindle: The app is available for all HD devices

The app is not available on Windows devices.
If you have a iOS 7 or Windows device, you can use the BBC iPlayer service though the web browser on your device, or through the BBC iPlayer app.

What about updates?

From time to time, you will need to install updates to BBC iPlayer Kids app. You may have set up your phone / tablet to do this automatically in which case, you won’t need to do anything.

If there is an update available for the app, you will see a prompt message on your home screen to remind you when this needs to happen.
Or visit the app store on your tablet or mobile and tap the ‘updates’ tab.

Some of our updates are optional and some are needed to continue using the app, however we would always recommend updating your app to the latest version – so you can get all the latest features and cool stuff!

How does the app protect my privacy?

The BBC iPlayer Kids app asks you to enter your name on the device but the app does not collect any personally identifiable information, such as your name or email address. You are not personally identifiable by this data and all information is fully encrypted.

The app will set performance cookies to send the BBC statistics and crash reports that help us to improve the BBC iPlayer Kids app. You can opt-out of setting these cookies and sending us reports by amending your app settings, under the “share reports” toggle.

For more information, please see

For general information on the BBC's Privacy and Cookies Policy, please see

I’m have a problem with the BBC iPlayer Kids app that isn’t covered here…

If your question is not answered here, please visit the iPlayer help page for support.

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