The BBC has today launched a new version of BBC iPlayer for TV. The new version gives audiences the control they want directly on the TV, in a design custom-built for the living room, so the BBC iPlayer experience feels just like TV. The new version includes a simplified, TV-friendly interface that is more akin to navigating a traditional TV with a remote control.

Daniel Danker, GM of Programmes and On Demand at the BBC said, “BBC iPlayer has been tremendously successful. With today’s announcement, we’re transforming iPlayer in its most natural home: right on the living room TV. By creating a product that’s as simple and intuitive as flicking through TV channels, the BBC is bringing on demand television to mainstream audiences across the UK.”


  • Just like TV – a new, simplified, highly visual TV-friendly design that is as simple as flicking through channels when watching TV
  • Vastly improved search to help you find programmes with little effort, quick access to programmes you choose as your favourites, and recommendations to help you find something new to enjoy
  • Personalised – make BBC iPlayer your own by choosing your ‘favourite’ programmes, viewing previous search results, and getting right back to the last programme you watched