BBC iPlayer 3 coming to PS3 this year

Tuesday, 22nd June 2010 20:55 GMT By Joe Anderson

BBC iPlayer

The BBC has said that the upgraded version of its iPlayer will hit PS3 soon.

Speaking to TechRadar at the Facebook Developer Garage in London, BBC’s Simon Cross said that the console’s iPlayer upgrade was on the “roadmap for this year.”

The upgrade will bring new functions along with it, such as a For You section which lists shows you may be interested in.

There will also be social network functionality, although Cross didn’t go into further detail on that point.

However, Cross also admitted that there was some indecision on how users would sign into the new app.

“We don’t know whether to integrate it with the PSN signing in process or do something new,” he said.

BBC iPlayer launched on the PS3 last year and has been hugely popular ever since, with 10 percent of all viewers watching videos through the system.

Thanks, TechRadar.



  1. Hunam

    Can this version not crash please? Thanks.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Razor

    Can we have a proper “app” as well please? The current browser solution isn’t exactly the best (although I use it a lot and have no problems it must be said)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. onlineatron

    Would love a proper app.

    Either way, this is one of the best functions of the PS3. On a strong internet connection the stream comes in very good quality.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Withnail

    I use it a lot on PS3, it’s good. Crashes can be mostly avoided by not trying to use the XMB while playing Flash content in the browser. Not ideal, but it’s a general problem with Flash on the PS3 rather than something specific to iPlayer.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. aygie

    Urgh Flash crashing, who would of thought!! ;) I hope we get HD too..

    #5 5 years ago
  6. funkstar

    heh. was gonna say, are there any platforms flash DOESNT ever make crash?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. xino

    lets hope it’s an application and NOT a damn web browser!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. hiddendarksdopel

    Stop complaining. 360 users only get nothing.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I don’t know how you lot are getting it to crash, I watch all my telly through it these days and it’s been rock solid.

    #9 5 years ago

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