Another new addition is "My Programmes." It's a separate tab on iPlayer which lets you resume episodes you've partially watched, select upcoming episodes in the same series and review everything in your Favourites. It's an amalgamation of the "My List" and "Continue Watching" carousels on Netflix, and should make it easier to burrow down into the shows you're actually interested in watching. The feature will arrive on tablets and phones later this week, before a full roll-out on TV platforms in the coming year.
"Live Restart," an option which lets you jump back to the beginning of a live TV show, has been available on desktop for three years. At last, the BBC has decided it should be available on all devices, and announced today that it would be coming to TV platforms such as YouView, Roku, Now TV, Amazon's Fire TV and the Xbox One this week. So if you've missed the start of something important, you no longer have to wait until it's over and uploaded to the iPlayer archives. All of these upgrades should be welcome news to iPlayer fans. Despite the furore around its future funding, the BBC clearly understands the importance of the platform and wants to make it a best-in-class experience. And with BBC Three almost certainly going online-only next year, it really needs to be.
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