Specific applications for mobile platforms were launched in February 2011.These were initially for i OS and Android devices, where the launch would have the biggest impact.
i Player services delivered to UK based viewers feature no commercial advertising; non-UK users receive adverts.
The terms BBC i Player, i Player, and BBC Media Player refer to various methods for viewing or listening to the same content.
The feature was added to the search function and the channels function.
When users click on a programme by another broadcaster, they are redirected to the relevant broadcaster's catch up service (either the ITV Hub, All 4 or My5).
This feature started being rolled out on 13 September 2008, and allowed viewers to watch previous programmes from selected series until the series has ended, with a limit of up to thirteen weeks after first broadcast.
Not all programmes will form part of the stack, however.
They will measure the BBC's progress on this every six months and publish the findings.
On 16 October 2007, the BBC announced a strategic relationship with Adobe, that would bring a limited, streaming-only version of the i Player to Mac and Linux users, and Windows users who cannot or do not wish to use the i Player download service, such as Windows 9x users.
BBC i Player is an internet streaming, catchup, television and radio service from the BBC.
The service is available on a wide range of devices, including mobile phones and tablets, personal computers, and smart televisions.
The open beta incorporated a media player, an electronic programme guide (EPG) and specially designed download client, and allowed the download of BBC Television content by computers assigned to a United Kingdom-based IP address, for use up to thirty days after broadcast.