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iPlayer now lets you search shows from your iOS home screen

A faster way to find new episodes.

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Boot up your iPhone or iPad today and you'll notice a fresh BBC iPlayer update in the UK App Store. The latest version adds support for Spotlight search, meaning you can swipe down from the top of your home screen and type in favourites like Doctor Who, Dickensian or Match of the Day. Available episodes should appear right in the feed, making it easier to kick back with some on-demand video. In addition, the BBC has enabled Apple's Handoff feature today, making it easier to pause a programme on one device and pick it up again immediately on another. Nifty.