BBC makes iPlayer Android improvements

The BBC this week rolled out improved video stream quality on its Android iPlayer app and is working to launch programmes downloads on the Android app “as soon as possible”.

In a company blog post, the BBC said “today we have an Android development team that is almost three times the size of the iOS team,” adding that it has been working to support a full range of Android screen sizes, deliver mobile downloads to Android devices and offer “video playback quality parity with Apple iOS devices.”
The BBC said that earlier this week it “flicked a switch in MediaCityUK, Manchester, which enabled those higher quality streams on all of our most popular Android phones, tablets and ‘phablets’” and said that its Android team is “now entirely focused on downloads.”