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BBC iPlayer app for Android update brings support for 10-inch tablets

A fresh update to the BBC iPlayer app for Android devices has finally brought in full compatibility with 10-inch tablet devices.

Until now, those using the iPlayer app on larger Android tablets such as the Asus Transformer Pad have been lumped with a shortcut to the iPlayer website rather than a native app. Smaller tablets like the Nexus 7 and smartphones have been able to enjoy a full-screen app experience, however.

The new update changes all that, bringing the BBC iPlayer app to Android tablets that feature larger displays, all the way up to 10.1-inches. This means that Beeb fans will now be able to score catch-up telly time on devices like the Nexus 10, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and others.

The BBC also says it has tweaked the app to improve performance on smaller tablets as well as smartphones, so if you’re an avid iPlayer user on any Android device it’s going to be worth updating the app via the Google Play Store.

With mobiles and tablets accounting for 30% of some 272 million iPlayer requests in March alone and tablets accounting for 200,000 more requests than smartphones, it’s about time the Beeb paid attention to tablets of all sizes!

If you’re unsure how to update an installed app then simply head into the Play Store, tap the three dots in the top right corner and select My Apps. Find iPlayer in the list and hit the update button – simple!

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