Here comes a dedicated kids broadcasting version of the popular BBC iPlayer app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Aptly titled BBC iPlayer Kids, the app is available for free and The British Broadcasting corporation giving you complete access to content found in Cbeebies and CBBC. iPlayer kids app, to describe, is pretty much like the regualy iPlayer app that also found a home on the Apple TV late last year, nevertheless, this time, it features kids-only content making sure that children do not stumble upon anything inappropriate given the wide variety of content available on the regular iPlayer app.
This development however initiated after Director General Tony Hall had gone on record to state that the two networks could be phased into an online-only future. As you might guessed is already, the app gathers content from a multitude of TV shows, allowing you to stream, or even download the content for offline viewing. All shows listed are available for consumption for 30 days, and are then replaced with updated content.
iPlayer Kids further personlizes the content by curating it according to the age of your child. If found a sufficient gap between age, you would rather prefer to know that the app supports up to 4 different accounts at a time for personalized content and settings. This drive into the ‘kids’ genre with a dedicated iPlayer app is not surprising at all considering that children programs accounted for around 3 billion requests on the regular iPlayer app. BBC has also been shouting about how it plans to put children content front-and-center in all its future endeavors as such this app is pretty good start in that direction.
Living in the USA, BBC iPlayer is very much dedicated to such regions and the app itself, as mentioned earlier, is totally free to download with no in-app purchases but as expected is only available in the UK version of iOS App Store and Google Play Store.
What the heck? This means is that you will need to have a working U.K. iTunes or Google Play Store account to download the app on your device. iPhone and iPad users can follow these step-by-step guide here to create an UK iTunes/App Store account from outside United Kingdom. Make Google search now!
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