BBC iPlayer Will Be Available on Xbox One "By the End of This Year"
Written Friday, August 08, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Despite BBC iPlayer being available on Xbox 360 for some time now, the on-demand TV catch-up service has been taking its sweet time in coming to UK Xbox Ones. That means plenty of depressing soaps, Doctor Who, Sherlock and a bunch of other crap that we resent having to pay an annual TV licence for.
However, you can look forward to getting BBC iPlayer "by the end of this year", according to BBC Executive Product Manager, Marcus Parnwell. The news came in an FAQ on a BBC blog, with one such question posed asking: "You said Xbox One was coming soon - any update there?"
Parnwell answered thusly: "Yes. I am happy to announce that we're aiming to launch new BBC iPlayer on Xbox One by the end of this year." You can't reallt get much clearer than that, although he stopped short of giving a specific date or window for BBC iPlayer's arrival on Xbox One. In time for Christmas? That's good enough for us.