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BBC iPlayer comes to the Apple TV

It took a while but it's finally here.
Matt Brian, @m4tt
December 14, 2015
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The new Apple TV has been available for a little over six weeks and there are more than 2,600 apps available. However, dedicated UK apps have been few and far between. Sky's Now TV is on the platform, but we've had to bide our time while the BBC readies its own app. Luckily, that wait is now over. Coming just ahead of the holidays, the new BBC iPlayer app lets you dig into the Beeb's live and on-demand content across all of its channels.

Inside the app, programmes are listed by channel but also via genre. Recommendations, search, and parental guidance features are all included and you can also utilise Siri voice control. The BBC says subtitles are coming, as is the ability to find programmes via Apple's built-in search, but they'll be available in a later update.

The BBC is making good use of colour too, as the Cbeebies section (pictured below) demonstrates. It'll also play a big part in helping take BBC Three online-only, as the Beeb prepares to sunset the TV channel in February next year.

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