The BBC iPlayer is finally coming to the Windows Phone platform. Disappointingly, it won't be released as a standalone app , but at least you'll be able to catchup with your favourite shows.
Back in August of last year we reported that the BBC iPlayer wouldn't be coming to Windows Phones anytime soon. This came as a huge disappointment especially when you consider that dedicated iPlayer apps have been available on the Android, iOS and Blackberry platforms for some time.
The good news is that Microsoft and the BBC have apparently come together to bring BBC iPlayer support to Windows Phone. However, disappointingly it won't be coming as a standalone application with users redirected to the iPlayer mobile site.
Owners of both Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 smartphones will not be able to visit the iPlayer website to catch up on their favourite shows. Even though it would have been better to have an application at least it's a working solution !
The Windows Phone platform has been growing in popularity recently thanks to the success of Nokia's Lumia smartphones. If the success continues we can't see it being long before the Windows platform gets a dedicated iPlayer application.
BBC iPlayer's website will add support for Windows Phone soon and you'll be able to access it from a live-tile on your Windows Phone device.
By Simon Thomas on 15th March, 2013