BBC iPlayer closure on some older TV devices – 29 Sept 2016
An early version of the BBC iPlayer TV app has now closed on some older connected TV devices.
You do not need to buy a new TV. If you’re using a TV that’s affected, you can still use your existing TV, but to use BBC iPlayer you’ll need a device that connects to your TV. For information on the types of devices that you can use have a look at our Get iPlayer - TVFAQ. While we can't tell you exactly what to pick (because eveyone is different) the link below will give some advice on your options.
This version of BBC iPlayer (V2) represented a very small percentage of users and it wasn’t cost efficient to maintain all the technology and systems on which they depended. Where possible we updated devices to the new version of BBC iPlayer, but the devices that were closed did not have the technical capabilities to use a newer version of BBC iPlayer.
For the six months prior to the closure, all devices affected have had an on-screen message warning users of the closure every time BBC iPlayer was accessed. So hopefully, you’ve been able to adapt your TV before the 29th September.
Below is a list of devices that were previously certified but have since been closed. Certification is the process of testing and approval by the BBC and manufacturers to ensure BBC iPlayer works properly (as well as the legal and contractual agreements between the BBC and each manufacturer).
Please note if your device has been affected but is not listed; please check our Manufacturer pages to see whether it was actually certified to use BBC iPlayer.