BBC iPlayer


Description of App: 

Watch, listen live and catch up on the last 7 days of BBC TV and Radio.

  • Watch live TV
  • Listen to live radio 
  • Watch on your TV using Apple AirPlay on iOS5
  • Watch or listen over Wi-Fi and 3G networks
  • Scroll through and find Featured and Most Popular programmes
  • Add programmes to your favourites and have them ready and waiting when a new episode or series is available
  • Browse through the schedule to find the programme you want.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known



Free or Paid: 


Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPod Touch

Accessibility Comments: 

Quite accessible. Their are a few unlabeled buttons on the player screen, but it's mostly accessible. You can view the time elapsed, skip threw the show, and find out how long you have left. Also, most of the buttons say "unselected," "selected," etc. These are stil clearly labeled.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

I saw in the comments of the app, to enable air play, first:

  1. Run the app.
  2. Swipe across the screen, (double tap and hold, swipe right, I'm guessing.)
  3. Select it.

I'm not sure if that screne is accessible, I haven't looked.Also, I'm not sure if this app is availabel to residents outside the UK. Also, I'm guessing that you must have a valid TV licence to be able to watch programs with this app.