BBC iPlayer 3 coming to PS3 this year

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

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.

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