BBC to launch iPlay platform, iPlayer app for kids

BBC has been working hard not just to provide content for adults, but even more for children. Recently, the Director of BBC Children, Alice Webb, talked about their Big Digital Plan for their young viewers, and this includes launching a new platform just for children called iPlay (name not yet final), and then a special new iPlayer that is will allow children to access content that they really like while filtering content that is not appropriate for them.

BBC iPlayer Radio to allow offline listening, radio streaming

The BBC iPlayer Radio app has something in store for regular users beginning this week: you can now download BBC Proms and BBC radio programmes for offline listening for free up to 30 days on the app. BBC has finally allowed offline streaming, much to the delight of avid app users. BBC is updating the app with the added feature anytime this week so make sure you regularly check Google Play Store if the new version is ready to download.

New BBC Newsbeat app designed for the millenials

Reading the news and current affairs is important. You need to be well-informed of what’s going on not only in your city but the rest of the world. This way, you can make informed decisions that will benefit you and the people around you. While there are numerous news websites that can be trusted, most people now prefer to read news and stories straight from a mobile app.

BBC Sports app now has widget for top stories

With the sheer number of apps that we have installed on our smartphones and tablets, we don't get to open them everyday (unless you do need them for work or school). But what if you really wanted to be updated about something that interests you but you don't have time to open up the app everyday? If your interest is sports, then you'd probably be happy that the BBC Sports app's newest update is giving you a widget to make things easier for you.

Learn basic coding by helping The Doctor in new BBC game

Learning to code can sometimes be a very tedious task, particularly if you're someone not that crazy about details or numbers and figures. But if you think it's a necessary skill you have to acquire, then there are ways to help you out or get you more interested in it. BBC believes more people would want to learn it if it's put into a game format. That's precisely what they've done with the release of The Doctor and the Dalek, a new game for tablets released on Android and other platforms today.

BBC revamps mobile news app

For UK residents (and even for some across the pond), BBC is probably the most widely-read and watched news network. And since studies have shown that news consumption is mostly done through mobile devices, of course, they had to have an app, which they launched back in 2010. 5 years later, they have now revamped their app, giving it a more personal touch and ensuring that it will work better on your smartphone and tablet.

BBC finally brings iPlayer Radio app to Android

If you're a fan of British radio programming that uses an Android device, you'll be glad to hear that the BBC has finally launched its iPlayer Radio app for Android users. It's been six months now since the BBC launched the app for iOS users. The good news is that BBC's James Simcock says the Android app has improvements that make it better than the iPhone application that launched last year.