BBC iPlayer Lands on Xbox LIVE (UK)

By DavieMarshall, 4 years ago
As a natural follow-up to our previous article we can confirm if you live in the UK you will finally be able to catch up on your BBC driven content through your Xbox with the launch of BBC iPlayer for Xbox LIVE. The app will allow you to stream catch-up TV on demand regardless of your Xbox LIVE membership status - it's free to all.

BBC General Manager Daniel Danker had the following to say:

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.
The BBC iPlayer app will of course support Kinect functionality in gesture and voice control. I for one don't foresee a reason to actually turn my console off now. Well played Microsoft, well played indeed.