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The BBC has updated its iPlayer mobile apps to offer shows specific to where you are. Viewers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can now watch the regional variants of BBC One and Two live through the apps.

The version specific to England was previously the default on iOS and Android devices, regardless of where the user was in the UK. A bit blinkered, we're sure you'll agree.

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"You can now watch live TV for your home nation; simply choose from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in Settings," said the BBC iPlayer team.

The update also fixes a couple of bugs.

January was iPlayer's best ever month. The service recorded 343 million requests, 264 million of which were for TV shows.

Forty-eight per cent of these were from mobiles and tablets, which is the highest ever level.

Highlights included 'EastEnders', 'Top Gear' and 'Miranda', all of which had nearly 2 million requests per episode.

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