BBC iPlayer now available on Apple TV 4

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BBC iPlayer, the on-demand application for watching live television channels and exclusive content from BBC, is now available on the 4th generation Apple TV.

“Christmas is a popular time for viewers to come to BBC iPlayer, as they unwrap new devices and browse and discover the BBC’s fantastic Christmas programs,” said iPlayer chief Dan Taylor-Watt.

“With the launch of iPlayer on new Apple TV, I’m delighted we’ve been able to give people another way of accessing the full breadth and range of BBC programs.”

Available to owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV, BBC iPlayer provides access to live television programming as well as a catalog of programs from the last 30 days and personalized recommendations.

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The iOS edition of iPlayer was refreshed yesterday with the new Purchases section in My Programmes and the ability to sign in with your BBC ID to get personalized recommendations across the app, based on things you’ve already watched.


The official BBC iPlayer app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is available free of charge in the App Store. As mentioned, the app is UK-only and available to TV license fee payers.

Source: BBC, Apple