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How can I check if BBC iPlayer is available on a particular TV?

The BBC iPlayer app is available on connected TV devices that have been tested and meet our standards to ensure you have a good BBC iPlayer experience. We only test devices that have been provided by manufacturers. When a TV has passed our tests and we have agreements from the manufacturer, we refer to it as certified.

We can only make sure the device delivers a good BBC iPlayer experience if it's been certified. If the device isn't certified, we don't support it, so you may experience issues with BBC iPlayer on those devices.

How do I know if my TV is certified?

Select a manufacturer from the table below. Model numbers are ordered by the year they were first produced.

To search for your model number quickly (as we have almost 2,500 devices certified), go to the manufacturer page and then: 

  1. Press Ctrl + F if you're using a Windows computer or Command + F on a Mac
  2. Type your device's model number into the search bar
  3. Press Enter

If there are no results on the page, then your model isn't listed. 

What if my TV isn't certified?

There are a few reasons why a TV may not be certified by the BBC:

  • Sometimes certification can take a while if an issue or bug has been detected that affects the user experience. In such instances, the manufacturer may need to look into the underlying issue and attempt to resolve it before we can reassess its suitability for certification.
  • If your TV is a new model, it’s possible that it’s awaiting certification. The BBC cannot comment on a particular device under certification, but you could speak to the manufacturer.
  • A TV might be an older model whose technology can’t be updated any more, meaning our technology doesn't function well with it any more.

If your TV isn't certified, you can still get BBC iPlayer by connecting another device to it. Head to our Help choosing a device to connect to your existing TV FAQ for more information.

Manufacturers

AMAZON MITCHELL & BROWN
APPLE NETGEM
BANG & OLUFSEN NOW TV
BUSH OPPO
CELCUS PANASONIC
CELLO PHILIPS
DIGIHOME POLAROID
ELECTRIQ PURE
FINLUX ROKU
GOOGLE SAGEMCOM
HISENSE SAMSUNG
HITACHI SEIKI
HUAWEI SHARP
HUMAX SONY
ICECRYPT TRIMAX TCL
JVC TECHWOOD
LAURUS TELEFUNKEN
LINSAR TECHNIKA
LG TOSHIBA
LOEWE TRIAX
LOGIK VESTEL
LUXOR VISITECH
MANHATTAN VODAFONE
  WALKER

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