BBC iPlayer on the N95

Howdy folks, Whatley here…

Haven’t written anything for a while, but this is something I just had to share.

I just got back from filming the latest edition of the Mobile Industry Review Show (live from the T-Mobile event) and I was about to go to bed when I found this video in my Google Reader from one James Burland, he of (the quite frankly awesome) Nokia Creative fame.

The man has got the iPlayer up and running on his N95!

Awesome!

So I did a little digging… and then I found this piece over on Symbian-Freak about how to install etc… and, as well as finding the actual file there, I also found out a few other facts.

  1. If your Nseries has Web Runtime (WRT) enabled, you can haz iPlayer.
  2. N95ers out there – hit *#0000# – if your firmware is v21 or above, you have WRT enabled.
  3. N95, N96 and N85 all confirmed as compatible
  4. Current installation only works over a wifi connection

I’ve poked a few friends of mine at the Beeb to see if we can talk to some of the techies there, fingers crossed we’ll be able to bring you a follow up piece over the next few days outlining some of the finer details.

So what are you waiting for? Download it now and let us know what you think!

🙂

Whatley out…

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13 Responses to BBC iPlayer on the N95

  1. Kip Hakes October 2, 2008 at 2:53 am #

    Only got as far as the menu system as I'm not in range of a Wi-Fi connection. Looks good though!

    K

  2. Mark Thomas October 2, 2008 at 3:00 am #

    Installed yesterday and used in anger last night to watch last weeks Mock the Week.

    Excellent – this is great for a 1.0 product.

    Well done the beeb!

  3. squawkBOX October 2, 2008 at 3:42 am #

    I believe 3 have set this up so you can use it in 3G coverage as well. Their marketing push for the N96 is that it will work across the 3G network whereas all the other operators will block it.

    So any users on 3, should have no problems streaming the content over the 3G/HSDPA network. I streamed a whole episode of Charley Boorman over HSDPA last night and it worked without fault.

  4. Mike42 October 2, 2008 at 5:08 am #

    How? I'm in perfect 3 HSPA coverage, but still get the 'WiFi only' popup. And I can't see an option to change the default AP to WiFi.

    /m

  5. MarkW October 2, 2008 at 7:26 am #

    Yep, running beautifully on the N95 8GB, over HSDPA too!

  6. squawkBOX October 2, 2008 at 7:56 am #

    Go into RealPlayer > Options > Settings > Streaming > Network. Then make sure that your default AP is the AP you want to use. (i.e. Your mobile provider's APN or your wifi point).

    Note: For realplayer, you have to follow this manual process everytime you change connection (i.e. change from 3's APN to your wifi. Which can get a bit annoying!

  7. Dan Sumption October 8, 2008 at 9:52 am #

    Hi Ewan,

    We're working on making iPlayer content available on as wide a range of devices as possible – see here for more details:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2008/10/

  8. Dan Sumption October 10, 2008 at 10:53 am #

    Oh, and more here:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2008/10/

    Love those BBC Internet blogs!

  9. Jay November 9, 2008 at 9:43 am #

    excellent!!!!!!
    tried a beta and beeb said not compatiable with n95 but this works!

  10. Jay November 9, 2008 at 10:43 am #

    excellent!!!!!!
    tried a beta and beeb said not compatiable with n95 but this works!

  11. Jay November 9, 2008 at 3:43 pm #

    excellent!!!!!!
    tried a beta and beeb said not compatiable with n95 but this works!

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  1. paul bevan - February 9, 2009

    Looking at: "info about bbc iplayer" (http://twitthis.com/g2lfyk)

  2. paul bevan - February 9, 2009

    Looking at: “info about bbc iplayer” (http://twitthis.com/g2lfyk)

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