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# 143188 5-Apr-2014 23:08
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Using Unblock-US I am trying to watch content using the BBC iPlayer (2.0.2.8) and BBC Media Player (1.2.2).

I can bring up the pages of content but as soon as I try to watch anything I get Unfortunately BBC Media Player has stopped.

The N7 is stock and unrooted but of course I had to sideload the apps since they are listed in the Play Store as not compatible with the N7. But other users seem to be using the app okay.

Any folks using BBC iPlayer on the N7 successfully?

Thanks

Quick update - it appears if I download the show first I can watch it but that's not so useful given it took me 30 minutes to download a 25 minute show!




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  # 1019369 6-Apr-2014 09:40
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OK I solved the issue and this might help others.

I was sideloading the apps because they don't appear in the Play Store.

Instead I did the following:

VPN (not Unblock which doesn't work) and got a UK IP (I just used TunnelBear)
Went to the Play store on a browser on the tablet
Found the apps and chose install.  It fired up Play Store, so I stopped, went the to apps settings for the Play Store and deleted all default associations

Chose install again and when Android asked for the app to use use, chose browser.

Then chose the device I wanted and the app downloaded to the device.

Now the apps are in My Apps in the Play Store I was able to use the Play Store app on my N5 and download normally.

Interestingly on the N7 you can download a show to watch later but on the N5 you have to stream.




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 1019398 6-Apr-2014 10:49
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Currently I don't use Iplayer on the tablet but as you have found its a regional problem that you can't get some apps.

The quick solution I use when wanting apps from mainly the UK is to use Tunnelbear and also have a UK playstore account which is also setup on the tablet so when I connect to tunnelbear I just change the account I am using in the playstore to my uk one and all seems to work fine like I am there.

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