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#1 User is offline   shed53 

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Posted 2021-September-24, 08:56

One of our club members has asked a question on behalf of a couple of his friends about what the IT requirements are to play BBO. I've tried searching on the BBO Help pages but have failed to find anything. Please would someone point me to something I can share which explains the minimum requirements (Operating System version and where appropriate, supported browsers) both for playing BBO in a browser and for downloading and installing the relevant BBO app? Ideally, this would cover Windows, Android and iOS, both phones and tablets/iPads?
Many thanks in anticipation.
Chris Woodhouse, Derbyshire, UK
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Posted 2021-September-24, 19:12

I'm not sure there are formal requirements...anything from the last 10 years should be more than capable.
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Posted 2021-September-25, 10:21

There may be some issues with some browsers.
Also, I've had to turn off my VPN to log in - probably related to BBO trying to prevent cheating.
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Posted 2021-September-25, 13:30

This may to simplistic but you can start with robots convention card.
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Posted 2021-September-25, 14:52

As a general rule, any currently supported version of Windows or Android with any up to date browser will work.
No idea about the Apple world, which is more finicky in general.
The Android app will work well over a 3G phone link or better, but refuses to show dual window even with an HD screen.

BBO is unduly sensitive to weak or busy home wifi, notwithstanding frequent denials of this here, so better to use a cable to router or ensure a strong signal.
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Posted 2021-September-25, 22:49

BBO works fine on Apple macs though I suspect it doesn't like Safari as much as other browsers like FireFox.
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Posted 2021-September-27, 04:12

Thanks to everyone for those replies. From the enquiry I received, I suspect a very old iPad. I'll advise accordingly :-)
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