Freesat iPlayer goes beta

Freesat has revealed that the beta of BBC iPlayer has now been expanded to all set top boxes manufactured by Humax. A code (5438) for the trial has been released to anyone with Humax Freesat HD or Freesat+ HD receivers.

To participate in the trial, users will need to hook up their boxes to an Internet connection of a minimum speed of 1Mbps and then input the code on the BBC Red Button page.

Freesat managing director Emma Scott said that initial feedback from the closed iPlayer beta run before Christmas has been “really positive”. “For many, it was the first time they had accessed BBC iPlayer on the television, and there were high levels of satisfaction with the service itself, as well how easy it was to set up and operate,” she said.

Meanwhile, TV manufacturer Samsung has confirmed that the BBC iPlayer, the UK’s leading catch-up TV service, is set to be one of its first apps built into its televisions this year The BBC has confirmed that the service will be made available within months.

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