ice cream sandwich and Iplayer

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  • wobbly_Bob 28 Aug 2012 18:04:33 1,820 posts
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    Hi, this question mainly regards tablets but hopefully close enough to post in this thread!

    My question is simply: can an ice cream sandwich powered tablet play BBC Iplayer? I'm thinking of getting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 - 10.1 tablet. I have read some comments about ice cream sandwich not being able to run Iplayer. I have spent ages googling this and haven't been able to pin the matter down. So, I'm wondering if any of you fine gents have the answer? It would be great if you have an ICS tablet and can tell me if you are able to run it or not.

    Thanks a bunch in advance.
  • Maturin 28 Aug 2012 18:07:42 3,089 posts
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    Yes. You have to sideload Flash and the iPlayer app but iplayer will work, and in browsers such as Firefox and Dolphin. You can also use the TVCatchup app to watch live freeview telly.

    The BBC has announced it is testing version of iPlayer for non-flash devices. I have no idea why it didn't have one sooner given that its iOS apps already support such streams.

    Edited by Maturin at 18:08:09 28-08-2012
  • wobbly_Bob 28 Aug 2012 18:57:42 1,820 posts
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    ok, cheers for that! Could you tell me how I would side load an app, please?
  • mrpon 28 Aug 2012 19:03:13 29,169 posts
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    Download the apk file and run it on your device.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • wobbly_Bob 28 Aug 2012 19:35:57 1,820 posts
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    Ok, cheers :-)

    Anybody got any personal experience running this on the tab 2? It would be nice before spending all that cash to have somebody that can say that personally know it 100 percent works.
  • Maturin 28 Aug 2012 23:01:50 3,089 posts
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    It should work. Go check out the XDA forum for the device and see what they say.

    Anyway, looks like there should be a proper update to the BBC app soon anyway.
  • Maturin 28 Aug 2012 23:02:01 3,089 posts
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  • mrpon 29 Aug 2012 09:18:04 29,169 posts
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    I'd recommend something like Dropbox Bob to store these apk files as I do. Dead simple if you wipe your device to simply run them again from there.

    Use my referral link if you want an extra 500MB of space :)

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • wobbly_Bob 1 Sep 2012 20:39:45 1,820 posts
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    Thanks, mrpon!

    I decided to just forget the tablet thing. It was for my girlfriend so she can watch netflix and Iplayer on, but sincee everything seems up in the air with it I decided against it and got her a notebook instead.

    In other news I rooted my Saumsung Tab! Fun! It didn't brick it! yay!
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