BBC iPlayer now compatible with ICS (kinda)

Currently running a custom Ice Cream Sandwich ROM or have a Galaxy Nexus? Wishing you still had access to your BBC iPlayer? Well, looks like now you can! It’s not a native app (it runs in your browser) but all the functionality is there. Now, if you’ve already tried, you’ll know that when you’re on your ICS device, the app does not appear in the Market. Don’t worry, that’s normal. The app itself hasn’t been updated to support Android 4.0 yet, but with a couple of clicks, you’ll be watching episodes of your favorite BBC shows and or playing radio content. Here’s how:

  1. Download Adobe Flash Player from the Android Market.
  2. Open your Android browser and tap the three dots at the top right corner. When the menu pops up, select “Request desktop site”.
  3. In your goto bar, type in this address: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Now if all goes to plan, you will be able to access all the capabilities of their flash-enabled site. Every time you close and open your browser, you may need to re-check the “Request desktop site” option, but that’s it! You now how full access. Here endeth the lesson.

via Android Central

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