Tuesday 20 March 2012

BBC iPlayer on Xbox LIVE

Following a lengthy delay, due to a dispute between Microsoft and the BBC regarding conditional access, BBC iPlayer finally arrives on Xbox LIVE and it's free for all members!

The UI is consistent with the PS3 app launched late last year, but includes gesture control via Kinect.

Daniel Danker, BBC general manager, Programmes & On-Demand, said: “Xbox is hugely successful in the UK. Given the BBC’s goal to reach its entire audience, I’m particularly excited that the BBC will be bringing iPlayer to all Xbox users at no extra cost as part of Xbox LIVE’s free membership.

“As we continue our work to make BBC iPlayer as simple as possible, we’re also excited to experiment with natural user interfaces made possible with Kinect, including voice and gesture control. We believe it’s early days for these experiences, but see a great future working with partners such as Microsoft on innovations like these.”

Now I can catchup with my favourite BBC programmes between galactic gunfights in Mass Effect 3.

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