The BBC will require all iPlayer users to login into the popular catch-up service from 2017 as part of its drive to provide a “more personalised and tailored” service to viewers and listers. As well as iPlayer, logging will become mandatory on BBC iPlayer Radio and many of the broadcaster’s mobile apps. Viewing and listening habits will be analysed to help signpost other … [Read more...] about BBC to introduce mandatory login for iPlayer in bid to deliver a “more personalised” service
It’s been almost a year since the BBC’s download store launched and yet the broadcaster seems no closer to answering one of the most-asked questions about it - when will customers be able watch purchases on their big screen TV? The BBC Store is accessible via the browser (PC and Mac) version of iPlayer as well as dedicated smartphone and tablet apps for Android and iOS. … [Read more...] about Why won’t the BBC say when BBC Store is coming to Smart TV platforms?
Android and iOS smartphone and tablet users will soon be able to scroll back and watch BBC shows they've missed the start of. The broadcaster says its Live Restart feature, which lets viewers watch shows that have already begun from the beginning of the episode, is coming to mobile apps "shortly”. The feature was rolled out to connected TV platforms such as Now TV and … [Read more...] about BBC brings iPlayer Live Restart to Android and iOS apps
Anyone watching content on the BBC’s popular iPlayer service must have a valid TV Licence from September 1st. Users were previously allowed to stream and download content after its transmission without holding a licence, however legal changes introduced by the government as part of its recent funding deal with the BBC have seen this so-called “loophole” closed. As a … [Read more...] about All BBC iPlayer users now need a TV Licence
Here’s the official trailer for The Rack Pack, BBC iPlayer's exclusive comedy drama which explores the glory days of the 70s and 80s snooker scene when players routinely became household names. The film has been written by Shaun Pye, Mark Chappell and Alan Connor, the team behind A Young Doctor’s Notebook, and stars Luke Treadaway, Will Merrick, Kevin Bishop, Nichola Burley … [Read more...] about Trailer: BBC iPlayer’s The Rack Pack