Nokia N95 and E71 get iPlayer support – takes tally up to 13

Following in the footsteps of Nokia's 5800, the BBC has today announced iPlayer support for two more Nokia phones.A video on the Beeb's internet blog

Following in the footsteps of Nokia's 5800, the BBC has today announced iPlayer support for two more Nokia phones.

A video on the Beeb's internet blog showed the iPlayer app working on the popular N95 phone, and its official Twitter feed later confirmed that support for the Nokia E71 would also launch today as well.

The demo video shows the application will allow you to choose between catch-up programmes and live TV, or alternatively listen to live radio. You'll be able to search for your favourite programmes, return to your last played item or browse through the most popular shows, in pretty much the same way you would do on your computer.

Elsewhere, the guys at NokNok.tv also had a bright idea that sees iPlayer working on the N97. Because it runs the same S60 5th Edition OS as the 5800, the iPlayer widget designed for the latter also works when downloaded onto the N97.

Although there was apparently a bit of stretch going on to accommodate the 3.5-inch screen, NokNok otherwise reported it to work well, so it may well be worth checking out when the N97 goes on sale next week.

If you're a bit confused as to whether you can view iPlayer on your phone, what you can get and how, BBC has published a list of all iPlayer compatible handsets and their capabilities, which now boasts 13 models.

Check out our hands-on with the N97, and be sure to let us know how you get on with any of the iPlayer apps.