UK-based fans of the BBC can now get their fix of Dr. Who while out and about with the newly-updated BBC iPlayer app. The update adds support for the iPhone and iPod touch.

The new release offers some interesting features, including 3G streaming and live TV access to go with the expected on-demand video streaming.

In a press release announcing the new app’s availability, the BBC was quick to pat itself on the back, claiming that 1.5 million users already take advantage of its iPlayer on the iPad.

If you happen to still listen to BBC radio, then you are in luck. The new iPhone iPlayer app streams not just video, but radio as well. This leaves us with just one question to ask: is it still radio when it’s streaming over IP? Answers in the comments, please!

“You can listen to any of the BBC’s national radio stations in the app. To make this easier, we have enabled background audio so you can do other things on your phone, like check mail or surf the web, while listening to your favourite BBC radio station.”

The BBC’s updated iPlayer app also fully supports iOS 5’s AirPlay for streaming content to an Apple TV.

This free app is currently only available in the UK. Finally, something that those on the European side of the pond have that Americans don’t!

  • TV catchup ..is also in the app store aswel now..

    • And ITV player..

      • Anonymous

        Don’t forget 4od 🙂

  • You can listen all the BBC radio stations via Tunein in GMT time without any restriction. Or spend 14 bucks each listen to the Sirius/XM EST tape delay broadcast. My point is that you don’t need to be in UK to enjoy this stuff.

    • These are TV apps ..ok the bbci player I think does radio…night night.iDB world time for bed…

  • Anonymous

    It’s about time Too
    The quality isn’t the best but it’s still a good thing 🙂

  • I’m getting a great stream outside of the UK using a UK based VPN. Finally Eastenders on the train to work :p

    • Anonymous

      But didn’t VPN work for a minute or so ?

      • I have been connecting on and off all day today no problems. I use Astrill, it’s not free but it’s excellent.

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