Fans of streaming online BBC content will be glad to know that the broadcaster’s popular iPlayer app (which recently went global) is now available on another platform: the PlayStation 3. Touted to be “custom-built for the living room”, it is said to make the iPlayer experience “feel just like TV”. The new iPlayer app will be more than just a port of what’s already available on devices like the iPhone – it’s been given an overhaul with a new TV-friendly design, improved search functionality, and new personalization options.
The iPlayer app was released for PS3 users out of the UK today and will be making its way to more web-connected TVs in the coming months. This launch follows the release of the international iPad iPlayer app two weeks ago. And just like the iPad app, it will start rolling out in European countries first before it reaches the rest of the world later this year. BBC iPlayer will have a subscription fee of $10/month or $71/year.
Updated (6.28AM PT): made some changes to the original article.
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