UK broadcaster the BBC has launched a new version of its iPlayer service, designed specifically for TVs. Say what? Okay, so iPlayer has been on TVs for a long time now, but the Beeb has revamped the service with a simplified user interface, personalisation features and channel-flipping features. It’s initially being launched for the PlayStation 3 console, but will make its way to other set-top boxes and connected TV devices in the months ahead. “With today’s announcement, we’re transforming iPlayer in its most natural home: right on the living room TV,” says the Beeb’s Daniel Danker. “By creating a product that’s as simple and intuitive as flicking through TV channels, the BBC is bringing on demand television to mainstream audiences across the UK.” What’s the relevance for Music Ally? Well, with many music services already available on TVs, the iPlayer app may offer some useful design guidance for making an entertainment service that works well on big-screen boxes. Source: TheNextWeb

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