BBC iPlayer App Launched

The BBC has released its iPlayer app for Apple's iPad and Google's Android-based devices.

iPod Touch and iPhone versions of the app are in the pipe-line, the BBC said.

The BBC's iPad app has been designed specifically for Apple's tablet device and comes with a newly crafted user interface designed to support the iPad's multi-touch capabilities.

Packed with recently aired programmes, the app allows users to browse its offerings through the 'Most Popular' or 'For You' lists to find their favourite shows.

The BBC said that users will only require a Wi-Fi connection to view TV programmes with the app, and that 3G is merely used for browsing.

The iPad app, which is available as a free download from the Apple App Store, requires iOS 3.2 or higher to run. The BBC said that a subscription-based version will be launched in the US in the near future.

The Android version requires users to be using Android 2.2 or higher with Adobe Flash 10.1 and a Wi-Fi connection.