BBC iPlayer down updates — Hundreds report problems with streaming, website and mobile app during Wimbledon coverage | The Sun

HUNDREDS of BBC iPlayer users are reporting issues today as the streaming service experiences reported outages.

As viewers tune in to watch this year's Wimbledon competition, many are unable to access the BBC's streaming service.

So far, over 600 people have reported issues according to DownDetector.

Follow our BBC iPlayer live blog for more news and updates on the outage…

  • By Louis Allwood

    This blog has now closed…

    This blog has now closed as BBC iPlayer appears to have resolved all issues.

    You can follow the latest TV news here.

  • By Louis Allwood

    BBC iPlayer suffers blunder on day one of Wimbledon

    Fans were left fuming on the first day of Wimbledon as BBC's coverage got off to an unimpressive start.

    Novak Djokovic's opening three games of his match with Pedro Cachin missed on BBC One and BBC Two.

    And there appeared to be no way to watch the start of the Serb's match on iPlayer either with fans reporting that the BBC service was down.

    One tweeted: "Is Elon Musk running the iplayer Wimbledon coverage or…"

    The same fan then wrote: "Thought I’d watch some tennis before my nights start but not a single stream working."

  • By Louis Allwood

    BBC iPlayer issue appears to be fixed

    Wimbledon fans have claimed the issue has been fixed and reports on DownDetector are dropping.

    Issues with the streaming service have dipped to just 300 after previously spiking at over 600.

    One fan said: "BBC iPlayer's issues look to be resolved for the time being anyway… #Wimbledon."

    A second said: "Started working for me now. Centre Court."

  • By Louis Allwood

    What issues are customers facing?

    According to DownDetector, 49% of issues are with video streaming and 32& of issues are with the website.

    It appears the issue is with tennis fans trying to stream the Centre Court action.

  • By Louis Allwood

    BBC viewers left furious

    BBC iPlayer viewers have been left furious after being unable to watch Wimbledon.

    One angry tennis fan said: "Not loading any courts at all."

    Whilst a second said: "I think there’s a glitch. The main link that specifically mentions centre court doesn’t work."

  • By Henry Moore

    What happens if I don't have a licence fee and log in to iPlayer?

    Despite bringing in the changes, the BBC has admitted it cannot stop users dodging the licence fee if they use false details to access iPlayer online.

    The Metro reported the Corporation had conceded if someone used a fake date of birth or entered someone else's postcode they could access the service.

    On the iPlayer website it states: "It is a criminal offence to watch live TV on any channel or BBC programmes on iPlayer without a TV Licence.

    "It is also a criminal offence to possess or control a device which you know or reasonably believe will be used to watch live TV on any channel or BBC programmes on iPlayer without a TV Licence."

  • By Louis Allwood

    Users report issues with the streaming platform

    Hundreds of users have reported issues with BBC iPlyaer as thousands flock to the streaming service to watch Wimbledon.

    Over 600 users have reported problems on the DownDetector website.

  • By Henry Moore

    BBC iPlayer faces outage

    BBC iPlayer users are experiencing issues this morning.

    Today, 600 users have reported the site on DownDetector so far today.

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