The majority of TV shows I watch are produced by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), primarily because the BBC iPlayer web app makes it incredibly easy to watch shows free and on-demand. The icing on the cake is the announcement today that a free iPlayer app will be launching on Android and iOS devices in the UK by the end of the week.

The app will deliver live content to any Android or iOS device, as well as radio broadcasts. Additionally, users will be able to access the BBC's full catalog of "catch-up programs," including seven days' worth of on-demand TV shows and radio broadcasts. All of this will be packaged in a "simple and intuitive design with high picture quality."

Unfortunately, this app will require Android 2.2 (Froyo) as well as Adobe Flash Player 10.1. Additionally, a device with a "powerful" processor is required and the stream will only function over a WiFi connection. The lack of support for older Android devices and the inability to watch shows over 3G networks are major limitations that will, sadly, make the app inaccessible to a large majority of Android users.

Credit: BBC