iPlayer 3 heading to PS3

The BBC has confirmed that it intends to bring the new and improved iPlayer 3 application to the PS3.

BBC product manager Simon Cross told TechRadar that the update has already been planned in as part of iPlayer’s 2010 roadmap. iPlayer 3 was rolled out online at the beginning of June and is already being used by eight per cent of the app’s audience.

The updated functionality on offer in the third iteration of the IPTV service includes the ‘For You’ recommendation section, social network integration.

In September last year the BBC praised the PS3 version of the service for its enhanced playback experience, thanking Sony for the work it has done to enhance picture quality and streaming stability.

In March 2010 the BBC claimed that six per cent of the iPlayer’s total usage comes form PS3 owners, with the Wii claiming four per cent.

No release date has been given.

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