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The BBC iPlayer Makes it to Canada
Tags: BBC, iPlayer, Streaming, Canada (all tags)
It's coming to the US soon, but until then we have reason to be jealous of our neighbors to the north.
Canadian fans of British television now have access to the BBC iPlayer, an app for the iPhone that allows subscribers to watch shows from the BBC any time they want. It's a bit like a British Hulu.
The BBC is adding a little bit of incentive for Canadian customers to use the service too. They'll be giving up one piece of entertainment a day until Christmas. They're hoping, of course, that this taste of what you can watch on the iPlayer will inspire viewers to pay the $8.95 a month subscription for the rest of the content.
Canada is the 16th territory to get access to the program and the first in North America. A US release date hasn't been announced, but the BBC has confirmed that the iPlayer is on the way to the states.
BBC iPlayer App Hits iPad and Android This Week
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Of course, you'll need to either live in the U.K. or use some workarounds to get it up and running.
The BBC's announcement of the iPlayer app coming to the iPad was a big one, but today they've revealed that Android devices will be capable of using the service as well.
Android users will need the 2.2 "Froyo" operating system with Flash 10.1 installed in order to use the player, and it will only stream to devices connected via Wi-Fi. Still, it's a nice step in the right direction.
The BBC has indicated that we'll be seeing a US release of the iPad version of the player this spring and it seems fairly likely that we'll see the Android app made available to international users as well. We know there's a subscription plan in mind as well, but the BBC has not yet said how much it will cost.