The BBC has this week released their iPlayer application on the Apple TV, bringing the service to the platform after it was originally launched in October this year.
The app is available to access anywhere in the UK and provides access to all of the BBC’s programming, all thanks to the Apple TV’s new support for third-party applications.
Apple explains more:
TV is a major part of our lives. We gather together around our big screens to watch big shows and big events. Yet somehow, the overall experience of TV has continued to stagnate. Until now. It all starts by recognising that apps are the future of television. BBC iPlayer, Netflix, NOW TV — apps are quickly becoming how we watch today. So we built a new foundation around this vision — with a new operating system called tvOS, innovative ways to connect with your screen, and a smart use of Siri to search for something to watch. This is the new Apple TV. This is where television is headed.
BBC iPlayer will not be supported on older Apple TV devices however, due to it requiring the tvOS software.
You can purchase the new Apple TV directly from Apple now for £129 for the 32GB version and £169 for the 64GB version of the set-top box.