Screen shot 2011 02 08 at 17.10.401 260x140 BBC iPlayer Android App LaunchesJust hours after its iPad counterpart launched, the BBC iPlayer Android application has gone live on the Android  Market, giving UK users with Android 2.2-capable smartphones the ability to use the catch-up service and view video on-demand.

Users will also be able to listen to radio, access the BBC’s full catalogue of catch-up programmes, view seven days’ TV and radio content and the ability to series “stack” (a feature previously available via the iPlayer website).

Android users will need a device that uses Android version 2.2 and has Adobe Flash 10.1 Player installed. Shows can only be viewed over a Wi-Fi connection, meaning users will not be able to watch or listen to content on the move.

We managed to have a play with the app and it works well, we imagine continued use would impact your battery life quite considerably, so make sure you have a charger to hand when accessing media outside of the house.

You can download the app using this link or by visiting the Android Market on your device.