The BBC has announced that their iPlayer app will be available for all Xbox LIVE members, for free, starting from today. It’ll feature Kinect control, and content from BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC HD, BBC News, CBBC, CBeebies and BBC Parliament.
Programmes and on-demand general manager, Daniel Danker, had the following to say:
“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.”
Microsoft also promise more applications. “We’ve got a pipeline of new stuff that’s going to be available,” said project manager Pav Bhardwaj. “Can’t share any of it unfortunately. But there are some exciting applications and entertainment experiences that are coming.””