BBC iPlayer for Windows Phone being updated “over the coming months”

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In the comments of an article announcing an update to BBC iPlayer which will have a responsive design, and will work on tablets on smartphones without modification, Dan Taylor, head of BBC iPlayer mentioned than an update to the Windows Phone iPlayer app is coming “over the coming months.”

The Windows Phone app has not changed much since its release, and still does not support any off-line functionality.

Hopefully the increased penetrance of Windows Phone in UK will mean the BBC will pay a bit more attention to the platform, which has held a steady 10% of the smartphone market in UK for more than a quarter.

For Surface owners, Dan also mentions:

@44. Herbie – The basic functionality of new iPlayer should work on a Microsoft Surface, although we’re looking to improve the experience on this device.

Thanks to our tipster.

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