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Published on February 5th, 2017 | by Gary Johnson

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Windows Phone continues struggle as iPlayer App prepares to quit

The smartphone world is dominated by the Android and iOS platforms with others such as BlackBerry and Windows Phone trailing behind, and now it continues the struggle as the BBC iPlayer App prepares to quit.

The BBC has officially announced that the iPlayer app will be retired from the platform sometime in April, but it has mentioned that Windows 10 Mobile users will still be able to view content on the BBC iPlayer on the Internet via Microsoft Edge.

Trouble is those still using the aging Windows Phone 8.1 operating system cannot access Microsoft Edge, but will be able to stream radio programs. The broadcaster revealed that is no longer cost effective to maintain the app and that now users can view content via a browser unlike previously.

The Windows Phone platform has long struggled in terms of available applications being developed for the platform, in the past we have reviewed some quality Nokia handsets for the OS which were mainly let down by the software running on the devices.

Do you own a Windows Phone handset and disappointed with this news?


About the Author

has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. He also has a love for smartphones and loves spending time with his family.



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