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BBC iPlayer 2.0 beta now available

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jun 2008 15:29

BBC iPlayer 2.0 beta now available Late last year, the BBC launched its iPlayer, giving users over 400 hours of free BBC content to watch and download. Today, the broadcaster has announced the launch of the 2.0 beta of its iPlayer and promises a complete overhaul for the software.
The software now has an enlarged playback screen, a BBC schedule of both broadcast and webcast programs as well as a "'last played' section that allows content interrupted from previous sessions to be resumed, and a "More Like This" section that links to related programs and relevant Web sites."

The BBC Radio portion of the service has been upgraded as well to allow users to rewind and fast forward during live radio playback.

When it first launched, the iPlayer was only available for Windows XP users but has now expanded to the iPhone, iPod Touch, Virgin Media cable boxes, and the Nintendo Wii. After long time promises, Vista, Mac and Linux users finally have their support as well.

Unfortunately, most of the programming still remains available only to UK users, as the BBC prefers to have its content shown to paid license holders.

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