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BBC iPlayer is now available on Wii U

Wii U owners can now stream and catch up with their favourite BBC shows on their console. Seemingly without warning, a listing for the BBC’s online service has appeared on the Nintendo eShop, and was spotted by Nintendo Life. BBC’s streaming service weighs in at 94MB, and allows for gamers …

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iPlayer arrives on Xbox One

The BBC has finally launched its iPlayer streaming video app on Xbox One. The release offers compatibility with Kinect voice control and boasts a number of technical extras making it easier for the BBC to update the app with new channels and features going forwards. The app is also more …

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Free iPlayer launches on Xbox 360

The BBC has completed the roll out of iPlayer across all games consoles – with today’s launch of the service for Xbox 360. This means the BBC content service is now available on Wii, PS3 and 360. On 360, the app comes with Kinect-ready voice and gesture functions. It’s taken …

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BBC iPlayer coming to Xbox Live

Xbox 360 owners may be able to access digital TV service BBC iPlayer via Xbox Live as early as next week. Eurogamer reports that iPlayer – which is already available on PSN and Wii – will arrive on Live after Microsoft and the BBC reached an agreement. It allows users …

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PS3 iPlayer helps BBC break records

The BBC has announced that viewing figures on the PS3 reached 7m in December. Programme requests made via Sony’s console increased by 31 per cent when compared to the previous month, according to the Beeb. The PS3 figures helped iPlayer break its own records, pushing total requests for TV and …

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Online games dominate UK media usage

39 per cent of UK internet users now play online games, making it the most popular form of media consumption in the country, according to a new Ofcom report entitled ‘The Communications Market 2010 (August)’. That figure is up one per cent on Q1 2009 and takes online gaming ahead …

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Microsoft cools Xbox 360 iPlayer talk

The chances of BBC’s popular iPlayer appearing on Xbox 360 appear slimmer than ever today after Microsoft’s Senior Regional Director for Northern Europe Neil Thompson claimed that the company would have to find a way of differentiating its offer from the competition to make the proposition viable. I think the …

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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 …

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Wii iPlayer usage on the up

The Nintendo Wii enjoyed an increase in iPlayer use in February and now accounts for four per cent of the service’s total usage. iPlayer requests from Wii owners grew to 3.2m last month, up from the 2.8m in the month before. The numbers continue to upwards trend for Wii since …

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iPlayer console use surges

The BBC has revealed that one in eight people logging onto its popular IPTV service iPlayer are now doing so through either the PS3 or Wii, with console usage jumping 74 per cent between November and December. 2009 was a big year for iPlayer, with December brining the total number …

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