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The BBC iPlayer catch-up service will no longer work with certain smartphones, the Beeb has announced. All phones powered by the now-defunct Windows Phone operating system will be unable to access iPlayer from April.

According to Auntie, it's "no longer cost effective" to support Windows Phone. Which is fair enough, seeing as it has been replaced by Windows 10.

If you rock an Android or iOS-powered phone, you'll be fine, as BBC iPlayer will continue to work on these platforms.

And if you have a Windows 10 handset, you're also in luck, as the service is supported via Microsoft's Edge web browser.

But if you do have a Windows Phone-powered phone, don't throw it out just yet – it could be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10.

To find out, check out the Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade Advisor app. The app should also make it easy to install the new OS.

And if you're not due an upgrade? As luck would have it, a massive mobile phone conference kicks off in Barcelona later this month, so stay tuned for our mobile channel to see which phone should be your next.

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