So short sighted
The world is moving towards sharing data and interoperability. The day that the BBC becomes a paid subscription or advertisement funded service just to a big step closer, becasue that is how they are behaving.
I don't want my licence fee being spent on a second rate app when there are better apps out there. It's OK to innovate but you better to sure that you can build something better than is currently available so that users move to it by choice rather than blocking access. Absurd that non licence fee payers outside the UK are unaffected. Its a even more incoherent decision than the Labour Party view on Brexit.
The number of comments and complaints on the BBC blog is now up to 1334 with new complaints added every few minutes.