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What are recommendations?

When you watch something on BBC iPlayer we'll recommend programmes we think you’ll like.

These recommendations are based on things you’ve already watched. So if you’ve watched a David Attenborough documentary in the past, we might recommend another nature programme.

How can I improve my recommendations?

The more you watch, the better your recommendations will get. 

We try to recommend programmes that are similar to things you’ve watched. We also recommend things that people with similar tastes are watching. And we’ll return the favour by using what you’ve watched to help make recommendations to other people.

It’s early days though, so we’ll keep working hard to give you more control and better recommendations in the future.

What if I don’t want personalised recommendations?

Personalised recommendations are just one of the personalisation features offered in BBC iPlayer. You can opt out of personalisation in your BBC account settings. For more information on how to do this, visit the Using the BBC website

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