With Adobe’s Flash Player for Android currently in its final death throes, the BBC needs a new way of letting Android users access its Flash-based mobile video streams. Which is what the new BBC Media Player app is.
Install the app on your Android phone and it’ll redirect you to any of the BBC’s web sites that work with the new Media Player app, although, at the moment, that just means a link to the iPlayer site to stream videos using this new media manager rather than Adobe’s Flash Player.
The good news it the BBC says its new Android Media Player works with Android 4.1, although the app’s Play Store listing warns that updates are gradually filtering out to its site content, so you might see a few error messages when trying to actually use it to watch embedded videos on the Beeb today. [Play Store]