BBC lovers can now catch up with the latest BBC content on their Xbox 360s thanks to the release of the BBC iPlayer App. In a first for Microsoft, this App is free to all members and costs nothing to use. Xbox 360 users with Kinect will benefit from enhanced functionality such as the ability to play programmes using hand gestures and voice recognition.
Daniel Danker, BBC General Manager, Programmes & On-Demand, said: “Xbox is hugely successful in the UK. Given the BBC’s goal to reach its entire audience, I’m particularly excited that the BBC will be bringing iPlayer to all Xbox users at no extra cost as part of Xbox LIVE’s free membership.”
“As we continue our work to make BBC iPlayer as simple as possible, we’re also excited to experiment with natural user interfaces made possible with Kinect, including voice and gesture control. We believe it’s early days for these experiences, but see a great future working with partners such as Microsoft on innovations like these.”
This news will likely please thousands of console owners across the land as it means that the wife can catch up with Eastenders at any point in time. Now if only she would realise that Eastenders has gone to the pan ever since Mike Reid died…