Windows Mobile never really took off and developers have never really shown much support for it.

Today the BBC has joined that list of developers, confirming that they will be retiring the BBC iPlayer app for Windows Phone from April of this year.

Instead of the BBC will be requiring users to access iPlayer through the Edge browser.

They explained more with the following:

When the BBC iPlayer app was originally created it was not technically possible to playback BBC programmes via the browser. As it’s now possible to playback via the browser it’s no longer cost effective for the BBC to maintain a BBC iPlayer app for Windows mobile devices. And by using the browser version of BBC iPlayer, Windows phone users will get the benefits of the web version as it evolves.

You can read more about the retirement at the source link below.

Source: BBC

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