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iPlayer app for Apple TV

The BBC has confirmed that its iPlayer service is coming to the new Apple TV.

The catch-up app is not ready to launch alongside the revamped set-top box when it goes on sale this week, but the Corporation said that it would be available “in the coming months”.

“Available on over 10,000 devices, BBC iPlayer is one of the biggest and best on-demand video services in the world, and has transformed how UK audiences watch programmes online,” said the BBC’s director-general Tony Hall. “I am delighted that iPlayer will be coming to the new Apple TV in the coming months, helping to bring the BBC’s distinctive and loved content to an even wider audience.”

Until now, Sky has been the only major British broadcaster to offer an app for Apple’s set-top boxes.


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