BBC iPlayer for Android promises ban on buffering, adds Audio Described category
Fans of the Beeb will be pleased to hear that the BBC has unveiled a significant new update to its catch-up app for Android users with the release of BBC iPlayer 4.4 for Android. The app adds a new Audio Described category and expands the current Most Popular category too.
Other changes see the promise of better streaming performance and a number of minor bug fixes.
Elsewhere, the Most Popular category has been expanded to include 40 programs, giving users access to a greater variety of "well-loved" shows.
Version 4.4 also comes with the promise of a "ban on buffering", with programs now set to automatically detect the user’s current connection speed and select the best video quality to play.
The latest build -- which we suspect will appear on the App Store for iOS users shortly -- also comes with the promise of fixing various minor bugs.