For those unfamiliar, the BBC iPlayer allows our friends in the United Kingdom to watch live BBC programming on the go. Featured shows and up to seven days of previous content are also available for streaming. The application is incompatible with international devices, so don't bother paying the Play Store a visit if London is more than a couple hundred miles away from where you live. And the latest update to the app ushers in support for 1080p displays, allowing it to take advantage of the latest-gen handsets.

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The experience is also said to be "improved" for devices like the Galaxy S III, Nexus 4, and Note II. How improved? Beats me. Nevertheless, the folks at the BBC have been busy these days. BBC iPlayer Radio Now debuted on Android just this week, providing British Android fans with all the streaming audio their hearts desire.

In case a 1080p smartphone doesn't quite offer enough screen real estate for you, future updates to the BBC iPlayer will bolster support for bigger tablets. If you live on the other side of the pond and love the BBC's content, grab the latest update below.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    stream quality is still way below 720p, not even 480p

    • CJ Holder

      Getting 720p on my GS3 over Wi-fi.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=819969217 Sam Nalty

        how can you tell

        • CJ Holder

          Because usually 480p is blocky and of crap quality?

  • primalxconvoy

    "... The application is incompatible with international devices..."

    - Unless you use a service like "unblockus" and sideload the app.

    "... providing English Android fans..."

    - ...providing BRITISH Android fans...

    • primalxconvoy

      Thanks for the edit to "British" in the article!