The BBC is finally all set to launch an iPlayer app for the iPad and Android mobile devices. The app will allow users to watch live TV and catch up on programmes from the last seven days.
The much awaited app, is to go live on the iPad, as opposed to iPhones and iPod Touches, as well as Android devices starting Thursday, 10 February and will work only when a user has a wifi connection.
With the app users will, without charge, be able to watch BBC TV live via the app, a feature not yet offered by other major terrestrial broadcasters.
Sky offers some of its live sports coverage as also news content live via its mobile app, but users need a mobile subscription is required to access the service.
According to Daniel Danker, general manager of BBC Future Media and Technology, apps formed a big part of their plans to make BBC Online more easily accessible on mobile devices.
He added that the BBC News app has been a success for the company since its launch last year and BBC iPlayer would be next off the production line.