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Astro Accelerates its Aggregation Play with BBC Player App

by ikalmayang

The BBC Player app is now available on Astro, giving customers front row seats to a unique mix of content spanning from world class documentaries, premium British dramas, aspirational lifestyle programmes, engaging pre-school favourites and popular shows – all within the Astro interface for the best bingeing experience. With BBC Player, viewers will be able to stream their favourite programmes from five BBC global brands which include BBC First, BBC Brit, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies.

From today onwards, view wildlife in Dynasties II and get exclusive access to some of the largest factories in Britain in season 7 of Inside the Factory (18 December) on BBC Earth.

Dynasties II 1

Catch Jamie One-Pan Wonders Christmas specials (22-23 December) and The Great British Bake Off Season 13 (31 December) on BBC Lifestyle; and don’t miss out on Christmas Specials of Call the Midwife and Death in Paradise on BBC First (26 – 27 December). 


Lastly, not forgetting season 33 of Top Gear and season 4 of the popular sitcom, Ghosts on BBC Brit.

Ghosts S4 3

The BBC Player app offers both Catch Up and on demand shows from BBC Lifestyle, BBC First, BBC Brit, BBC Earth and CBeebies. Depending on your subscriptions, you’ll be able to get access to these channels – tailored specifically to suit your interests. Take a look at the different subscriptions below:

Customers with the following subscriptions

What you can watch on BBC Player

(e.g., Entertainment & Entertainment Plus)

  • BBC Lifestyle
  • BBC First 
  • BBC Brit
News & Documentary
  • BBC Earth
Variety, News & Documentary

(e.g., Platinum Pack)

  • BBC Earth 
  • BBC Lifestyle
  • BBC First 
  • BBC Brit


In addition, CBeebies (Ch 620) will be available on the Kids Pack aimed towards pre-school kids that encourage learning through play. Some favourites include Bluey, Hey Duggee, Go Jetters, JoJo & Gran Gran, Thomas & Friends, Teletubbies, and many more. 

Jojo & Gran Gran 2

Hey Duggee 3

All Astro customers can also enjoy a preview of CBeebies on Ch 620 and the BBC Player app from 15 December 2022 till 31 January 2023.

With this addition, now you can stream eight streaming apps seamlessly with Astro: BBC Player, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Disney+ Hotstar, HBO GO, iQIYI, Netflix, TVBAnywhere+ and our own Astro GO, with more streaming apps such as Viu coming soon.

To access the “BBC Player” app on the Ultra Box, press “Home” on the Astro remote control and select the app under the “Apps” rail. Follow the steps on screen to pair your account with your Ultra Box by scanning the QR code and logging in with your Astro ID. Once complete, you will be able to stream the best BBC shows and programmes depending on your Astro pack!

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