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'BBC Together' Service Lets UK Users Enjoy BBC Content With Others Remotely

Tuesday May 19, 2020 2:01 am PDT by
The BBC has launched a new experimental online service that lets users watch or listen to BBC programs, prodcasts, and radio with others over the internet at the same time. Called BBC Together, the online tool is available on Taster, the BBC's experimental platform, which can be accessed via any web browser. The way it works is that one user finds the link of a program or video clip they...
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'Hey Beeb' – BBC Developing Voice Assistant for iPlayer App and Website

Tuesday August 27, 2019 4:13 am PDT by
The BBC has announced its intention to launch its own voice assistant next year to help users find their favorite programs and interact with online services hosted by the public broadcaster. The voice assistant's working title and wake-word is currently "Beeb," and it will be built into the BBC's website, its iPlayer app and other mobile apps, and made available to manufacturers who want to...
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BBC Sounds App Updated With Apple CarPlay Support

Monday July 8, 2019 4:10 am PDT by
The BBC Sounds mobile app has been updated with CarPlay support, meaning users can now listen to the broadcaster's extensive library of live and on-demand radio, music, and podcasts from their in-car infotainment systems and dashboards. As noted by, ‌CarPlay‌ and Android Auto support was originally available for iPlayer Radio, which the Sounds app replaced, but this version...
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New 'BBC Sounds' Mobile App Set to Replace BBC iPlayer Radio

Tuesday June 26, 2018 4:59 am PDT by
The BBC is releasing a new free mobile app today called BBC Sounds, which brings together the broadcaster's extensive library of live and on-demand radio, music, and podcasts within a single audio player interface. The BBC says the app has been designed to learn from the user's listening habits and introduce them to shows and podcasts that they might not otherwise know about, as Dan...
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Apple CarPlay Support Comes to BBC iPlayer Radio App

Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:26 am PDT by
The BBC today updated its Radio iPlayer app to support Apple CarPlay, allowing vehicle drivers with the feature to listen to BBC radio more safely when behind the wheel. A simplified touch interface has been adopted for the new in-car version, designed to be easy to fast-forward in a show or skip through entire episodes. Apart from CarPlay and Android Auto support, the update also brings...
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BBC Launches 'iPlayer Radio' App in the U.S. App Store

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:56 am PDT by
BBC today released its iPlayer Radio app stateside, so American users on both iOS and Android can now tune in to BBC radio stations airing content from the United Kingdom (via TechCrunch). The iOS app launched in its native territory in 2012, with today marking the first time the company has expanded its app-based radio content to users outside of the U.K. The iPlayer Radio app supports...

BBC Announces Family-Friendly iPlayer Kids App for iOS

Tuesday April 12, 2016 3:46 am PDT by
The BBC today unveiled the iPlayer Kids app for iOS, which allows children to safely access CBeebies and CBBC shows directly. The family-friendly app offers access to over 10,000 shows and enables up to four profiles to be created on one device for the delivery of specialized content to each child. Parents and guardians can create a profile for children by selecting an age and a...
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BBC iPlayer for iOS Adds Handoff Support and Spotlight Search

Friday February 5, 2016 3:42 am PST by
BBC's iPlayer app has been updated for iOS users in the UK today, bringing added support for Spotlight search and Apple's Handoff feature. Users of the app can now directly search for TV programs from their home screen by activating Spotlight search with a swipe down gesture, while the addition of Handoff support enables viewers to pick up where they left off when switching to another iOS...
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BBC iPlayer Goes Live on New Apple TV in the UK

Sunday December 13, 2015 2:44 pm PST by
The BBC today launched its BBC iPlayer app for the new Apple TV in the United Kingdom, bringing the popular streaming service from the UK's public broadcaster to Apple's set-top box for the first time. iPlayer had been a notable omission on earlier boxes, but with the new Apple TV supporting a full App Store for third-party apps, there has been increasing demand for the BBC to bring its service...
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BBC iPlayer and Siri for Apple Music Coming to New Apple TV in Months Ahead

Thursday October 29, 2015 5:10 am PDT by
Just over a week after developers pressed BBC to bring iPlayer to Apple TV by building their own proof-of-concept app, the British public broadcaster has now confirmed on Twitter and its website that it will be launching the streaming service for the new Apple TV in the "coming months." BBC iPlayer will be coming to the new Apple TV in the coming months...— BBC iPlayer (@BBCiPlayer) October ...
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Developers Press BBC to Bring iPlayer to Apple TV by Building Their Own Proof of Concept App

Tuesday October 20, 2015 8:08 am PDT by
Following the unveiling of the new Apple TV back in September, United Kingdom-based public service broadcaster BBC told fans on Twitter that there were "no plans currently" to develop an iPlayer app for the new platform. While the broadcaster has backtracked slightly since that time, more recently stating it doesn't "have any info to give" on the topic, with the launch of the Apple TV right...
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BBC iPlayer for iPad Going International: Western Europe Today, U.S. and Others Later This Year

Thursday July 28, 2011 8:04 am PDT by
The Guardian reports that the BBC is finally set to launch its popular iPlayer service on an international basis, rolling out a new iPad app to eleven countries in Western Europe today and to the United States, Canada, and Australia by the end of the year.The service will offer a limited amount of content for free, supported by pre-roll ads and sponsorship, but its core business model is...