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BBC Media Player

by Media Applications Technologies for the BBC
Entertainment
4.1

Description

BBC Media Player works with BBC websites and applications to provide video and audio playback on your Android device.

Once you have downloaded this application, continue to use your favourite BBC websites and apps on your Android device as normal. Whenever you play any video or audio the BBC Media Player will launch and handle playback of the content.

Please note that information about your playback experience is collected when you use the BBC Media Player app. If you are not happy to be included in our usage reporting, please do not install the app. For more information visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy/devices.

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at http://www.bbc.co.uk/terms
To read BBC’s Privacy Policy go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy

Permissions
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You may notice that when you install the app it asks you for permission to access your phone's network communication, phone calls, and system tools.

These are standard Android app permissions that are defined by the Google Android platform. The 3 permissions the BBC Media Player app asks to use are:

• Network Communication - full internet access.
Granting this permission provides the BBC Media Player app with access to the internet so it can play programmes.

• System tools - preventing phone from sleeping, retrieve running applications.
Granting this permission provides the BBC Media Player app with the ability to prevent the phone going to sleep when you are watching a programme.

• Phone Calls - read phone state and identity (Android Honeycomb and below only).
Granting this permission provides the BBC Media Player app with phone communication status and notifies the application if the phone rings or a phone call is in progress. We only use this permission to ensure that the BBC Media Player pauses if you receive a phone call and temporarily reduces its audio when you receive a text message or other notification while watching a programme. The BBC Media Player app does not access or store any personal information, phone numbers or IMEI numbers.

What's New

In this update:
- Fixes seeking and playback issues in Android Nougat

Review @ Popsilla

Developed by Media Applications Technologies for the BBC, BBC Media Player is an app which works with BBC websites and applications providing video and audio playback on the Android device.

You can use the current BBC websites and apps on your device as normal even when you have downloaded this app. The BBC Media Player will send you the playback of the content whenever you play any video or audio. Information on your playback experiences will be collected when using the BBC Media Player. Do not install this app if you don't like to be included in the usage report.

Permissions of BBC Media Player

❉ Network Communication

BBC Media Player will ask for permissions to access to your phone's network communication when you install it. The network communication provides the BBC Media Player with the access to the internet which supports it to play programs.

❉ System tools

The systems tools provide BBC Media Player with the ability to prevent your phone from sleeping when watching the programs. Aside from that, the system tools can also retrieve running applications on your phone.

❉ Phone Calls

With this permission, BBC Media Player helps you to pause the programs you are watching if any phone call comes in. What impresses you most may be that BBC Media Player won't store any personal information or phone numbers of users.

Technical Details

Size: Varies by device(11.1MB-12.6MB)

Version: Varies by device

Developed By: BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited

Minimum Operating System: Varies by device

Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Additional Information

  • Category Entertainment
  • Publish Date 2016-09-14
  • Latest Versionair.uk.co.bbc.android.mediaplayer_3.1.12.apk
  • SizeVaries with device
  • RequirementsAndroid Varies with device
  • Downloads 10,000,000+
  • Package Name air.uk.co.bbc.android.mediaplayer
  • Content Rating
    Rated for 3+

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April 23 2019

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