The BBC has announced an update for its iPlayer for Android, for mobile handsets at least. In a blog post on the BBC Internet Blog, David Madden, Executive Product Manager for BBC iPlayer, announced that the Android app has updated to include 3G streaming.
Since its long-awaited launch in February 2011, BBC iPlayer has only supported Wifi streaming, limiting its service to home or hotspots. But now users can roam free on 3G enjoying all their favourite Beeb shows on the go.
The free app, which has already enjoyed over 1.3m downloads, also gained an updated Flash player in the latest release, but all other functionality remains the same.
Madden went on to admit that the Beeb had “some work to do” to offer 3G streaming to Android tablets, as the offering remains a Wifi-only optimised version of the mobile site at present.
But footloose new 3G users – just remember to check your data allowance to make sure that you’re not whacked with a massive charge at the end of your Eastenders marathon.