The BBC has today announced the arrival of BBC iPlayer on Xbox One.
In addition, from this week, the BBC is extending the time viewers have to download TV shows to watch offline on a range of mobiles, tablets and computers from 7 to 30 days.
2014 has also seen an impressive shift in BBC iPlayer consumption. In October, 25 percent of requests for TV programmes came from BBC iPlayer on Connected TVs (including games consoles, Smart TV’s etc), beating requests from computers (23%) for the first time. However, handheld devices are still more popular than ever – with 52% of requests coming from viewers choosing to watch on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets).
Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content for BBC iPlayer comments: “This Christmas BBC iPlayer is coming home. With a huge 1 in 4 requests now coming from TV sets, new iPlayer’s popularity is going beyond solo, small screen viewing – it’s also the place to gather round and recreate the magic of shared viewing on BBC One and Two, but at a time that suits your family.”