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Topic # 189228 21-Dec-2015 11:40
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BBC iPlayer adds some festive sparkle with its launch on the all-new Apple TV, update to mobile apps and exclusive programming.

 

 

Christmas has come early for BBC iPlayer fans, with the launch on new Apple TV from today (14/12/2015) , just in time for the BBC’s bumper line-up of Christmas programming.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2015/iplayer-updates-xmas

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as anybody tried this yet?

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1454539 21-Dec-2015 13:23

I have and it is excellent.  Only BBC1 and BBC2 offer "Live" programming, however everything that I've wanted to watch I've found very easily.  Looking forward to the Christmas programming, esp. Doctor Who.

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  Reply # 1454601 21-Dec-2015 15:16
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Same here. It's excellent. Waited a long time for iPlayer on ATV and it doesn't disappoint.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1454625 21-Dec-2015 16:06
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stupid question but do you need a UK iTunes account to get this?

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  Reply # 1454639 21-Dec-2015 16:22
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Fabian: stupid question but do you need a UK iTunes account to get this?

yes

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  Reply # 1454944 22-Dec-2015 07:28
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Otagolad: I have and it is excellent.  Only BBC1 and BBC2 offer "Live" programming, however everything that I've wanted to watch I've found very easily.  Looking forward to the Christmas programming, esp. Doctor Who.


Are you sure the others weren't just off the air at the time you tried it? I know BBC News live streams OK through it.

Only glaring thing missing is the ability to add things to your favourites as you can on other platforms. Hopefully an update will sort that out.

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  Reply # 1455352 22-Dec-2015 14:42
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Is the app for AT4 only?

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  Reply # 1455355 22-Dec-2015 14:47
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mailmarshall: Is the app for AT4 only?


Yes




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  Reply # 1455356 22-Dec-2015 14:48
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psychnurse:
Fabian: stupid question but do you need a UK iTunes account to get this?

yes


And of course a VPN?




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  Reply # 1455402 22-Dec-2015 15:44
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antoniosk:
psychnurse:
Fabian: stupid question but do you need a UK iTunes account to get this?

yes


And of course a VPN?


Or DNS service - working great for me with unotelly dynamo

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  Reply # 1455987 23-Dec-2015 13:55
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Great news! This is exactly what I had hoped for the ATV4 - that more and more of my regular streaming sites would launch apps. If the selection eventually matches what is available on iPad then I won't need any other streaming devices.




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