By BritBox, LLC
Like a lot of reviewers here, I am impressed with the content and most functionality of this app, but I am sorely unimpressed by the lack of picture-in-picture support. Really? This should be a no-brainer update. I’ve cancelled my subscription in the past year or so simply because of this missing basic app feature. I re-subscribed recently hoping maybe, just maybe, this would have been added. Is this because of the whole ITVX issue? Are we, in the US, just out of luck now without needing to go VPN and buy another subscription to get ITV’s content? C’mon guys, this should be easy, even if the app’s going to be sunsetted. I would request a response but I see that no responses have been provided recently to reviews regarding no PIP. Why?
I love the shows but no PIP is definitely a big negative.
Service is great; watch all the time. But app lacks picture-in-picture, so I use Safari instead, so I can multi-task
Very poor interface and controls
Love the content but one of the few, if only, streaming service without a Picture in Picture option. Please add and I’ll add another star to my BritBox rating!
I really like the Britbox service, and have had no problems watching on phone or tv since I’ve had it. But this app! It really needs some work. I’m hate how the least touch starts a show. There needs to be some kind of buffer so you can scroll through without a show starting up right away. The continue watching feature is even worse: when I’m going to watch something, I usually want to scroll through what I’ve watched and get re-oriented, because I often skip around from one show to another. But the least touch sends me not just to the show, but starts it up. It’s very annoying and not useful. I have to stop, back out, and then usually end up doing a search just so I can find the show screen. Because somehow it’s not easily accessible otherwise. I’m sure you can do better.
Without Picture In Picture functionality this app demands you view only it exclusively-or else it will stop everything! This means I can’t check to see whether a package is on its way or send a message while BritBox is playing. The BritBox app will not play with everyday life and that’s too needy to be my go-to or preferred, even though the programs are.
BritBox streaming service has improved over the last few years, however, the features that it really needs to have in the settings is to disable auto play.
The programming is variable, but some programs are excellent. However, the update has produced a problem: during programs periodic buffering occurs, always at the beginning and often within the program. I do not have any of these problems when streaming other apps.
I love Britbox and all it offers, but Picture in Picture needs to be available while using the app.