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BBC iPlayer app finally lands on Apple TV

BBC iPlayer app finally lands on Apple TV

Just over six weeks after the debut of the new Apple TV, the BBC has kept their word about their streaming video app coming the set-top box. The BBC's iPlayer is now available on the new Apple TV in the UK, bringing live and on-demand video content from the national broadcaster. The anticipation for iPlayer has been high, as the app has been notably missing from previous Apple TV models for some time.

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BBC now sells shows for download from digital store

BBC now sells shows for download from digital store

BBC's iPlayer is easily the most popular way to watch the network's shows digitally, however its main drawback is that its content is limited to 30 days after it airs. This makes older seasons or series unavailable, except for DVDs or Blu-rays. The UK broadcaster is now looking to address this issue, with the launch of its new BBC Store, a digital shop where people can buy and download shows like Sherlock, Doctor Who, and many more.

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BBC iPlayer app on its way to new Apple TV

BBC iPlayer app on its way to new Apple TV

With the brand new Apple TV almost in our hands, and its ability to run native apps from its own App Store, it's time for the announcements about which apps and services are hitting the set-top box first. The BBC is one such example, as the British network has revealed that its popular streaming video service iPlayer will be landing on the Apple TV in "the coming months."

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Xbox One BBC iPlayer app in the works

Xbox One BBC iPlayer app in the works

Fans of the Xbox One game console in the UK who plan to purchase on launch day know that the console will launch with a number of streaming media apps for times you don't feel like playing games. The BBC has confirmed that is currently working on an Xbox One app for its popular iPlayer. However, the app won't be available for a while.

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UK Windows Phone users to get BBC iPlayer

UK Windows Phone users to get BBC iPlayer

Users of Windows Phone smartphones in the UK will soon have access to the popular BBC iPlayer service. So far, it appears that the iPlayer for Windows Phone users will be a UK exclusive leaving US users of Microsoft's smartphone operating system in the cold. iPlayer is available for other operating systems within the United States.

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BBC Connected Red Button blurs line between TV and web content

BBC Connected Red Button blurs line between TV and web content

UK broadcaster the BBC has launched Connected Red Button, further blending web TV with live broadcasting, and kicking things off with an appearance on Virgin Media TiVo boxes. The new service redresses existing BBC internet TV features like iPlayer, BBC News, Sport, Weather, and other content including local, into a new interface suited for big-screen browsing, and in a curated fashion which the BBC claims will cut down on choice-overload.

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Sky+ adds BBC iPlayer for on-demand entertainment

Sky+ adds BBC iPlayer for on-demand entertainment

Sky UK has added the BBC's iPlayer video-on-demand service to Sky+, the first time the VoD system has been enabled on the satellite provider's boxes. Requiring a Sky+ HD set-top box, and with content showing up in the Sky On Demand section of the DVR, the new iPlayer addition uses roughly the same interface as its browser-based version, only now no longer requires a laptop be hooked up to the TV.

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BBC iPlayer Radio app launched for phones, tablets and PCs

BBC iPlayer Radio app launched for phones, tablets and PCs

The BBC has launched a new app dedicated to streaming radio, with the new iPlayer Radio app able to wake you up for your favorite show, play back on-demand content, all with an intuitive interface. Navigated through a virtual "dial" on the touchscreen of an iOS or, eventually, Android device, or via mouse on the PC version, the iPlayer Radio app supports alarms for live broadcasts.

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BBC currently working on their own music streaming player

BBC currently working on their own music streaming player

If you're a fan of BBC's iPlayer, then you'll be excited to hear that they're working on a similar type of player, but this time it will focus solely on music. It's said to be called Playlister and it will allow subscribers access to hundreds of thousands of songs without paying any additional fees.

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BBC iPlayer now allows mobile downloads

BBC iPlayer now allows mobile downloads

Some really good news has turned up for fans of BBC's iPlayer. BBC announced today that its iPlayer has been updated with a new feature that fans of BBC programs will love. Starting today users of iPlayer will be able to download their favorite TV shows directly to their smartphone or tablet at no charge.

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