BBC updates iPlayer mobile apps

iPlayer new navigation barThe BBC has updated its BBC iPlayer mobile app for Android and iOS devices with a new menu that it says is now consistent across both platforms.

The BBC has simplified the navigation experience on both platforms to eliminate hidden elements that have proved difficult for users to find and use, by adding a new drop-down menu that contains all of the content sections from which users can access the programmes they are looking for.

Users will now be presented with a consistent menu bar across the top of the screen no matter which platform they access the app from.

Tapping on the Menu button, the bar itself or swiping down from the bar will open the menu, giving users a quick access point for Channels, Categories, TV Guide and Favourites.

The BBC said it would also develop a new way of opening the menu by swiping down in the programme stream itself to cater to the user experience on large mobile devices and tablets.

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