iPlayer is Now on Xbox One, Ready for the BBC Doctor Who Christmas Special

By Gerald Lynch on at

And about bloody time too. Whereas PlayStation 4 gamers have been able to enjoy the BBC's iPlayer streaming service since launch, the Xbox One's Kinect sensor has proved a bit of a headache for the iPlayer dev team. But it's finally got it sorted, with BBC iPlayer launching on the Microsoft console today.

Using the iPlayer's new unified HTML 5 design, the Xbox One iPlayer supports Kinect commands and has been upscaled to 1080p to make the most of the console's maximum output resolution. It'll also be among the first platforms to support iPlayer new 30-day catch up window, meaning you'll have until well into the New Year to vegetate in front of the Beeb's Doctor Who Christmas special. [BBC]