In the last week, BBC iPlayer can been unusable for me. Seconds, literally, to start the application. Seconds, literally, to commence playing a program. Constant buffering and frequent 'This content appears to be unavailable' errors. I have tried the standard and Beta versions and experience problems at peak and off-peak (6am) times.
Other catchup TV services work fine. My workaround to to use my phone/Chromecast which works perfectly.
I am aware there were widespread, acknowledged (by VM) problems with iPlayer a year or so ago but the volume of these reports seem much reduced now.
Is it just me, my Tivo box or is BBC iPlayer still generally unreliable ?
Don't get your hopes up Andy. I've had Tivo for years, iPlayer has always been flaky, search through this forum and you'll find many similar threads. I use my smart tv for iPlayer now, and its flawless. If you can get iPlayer via any other means do so and save yourself some heartache. How VM have got away with this for years I don't know...