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Frequently asked questions about BBC iPlayer
BBC iPlayer is the BBC's TV and radio catch-up service. It can be used to watch or listen to a wide range of BBC programmes. This section links to advice about using BBC iPlayer.
How do I access the Real Media files for Radio?
Why am I having problems listening to radio in BBC iPlayer?
I'm in the UK but told that I'm not
Can I access BBC iPlayer on my mobile phone?
Which devices can access BBC iPlayer?
What do I need to get BBC iPlayer Desktop?
How can I solve digital rights management problems?
Why am I having problems with BBC iPlayer Desktop?
Where's the programme I want?
What's Download for portable devices?
Why do I experience choppy playback?
What is BBC iPlayer Desktop?
Why am I having problems playing my programme?
Where can I find the Real and Windows Media streams for listen live?
For more detailed help, go to
BBC iPlayer Help
or see the
Parental Guidance Lock page
to find out more about it and how to activate it.
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