The BBC has this week confirmed that they are currently developing a dedicated BBC iPlayer application for launch on Microsoft’s new next-generation Xbox One game console.
A number of competitor applications have already been created for deployment on the Xbox One on launch day and currently include 4oD, Demand 5 and Sky’s Now TV. With Netflix, Twitch and Blinkbox also being made available on the Xbox One from launch.
A BBC spokesperson explained to the Digital Spy website : “BBC iPlayer is already available to audiences on over 1,000 devices and platforms in the UK. While we are working to bring BBC iPlayer to Xbox One in the future, we have no further details to share at this time.”
The BBC iPlayer app is currently already available on the older generation Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles generating a massive 10 million programme requests from consoles in September alone.
The Xbox One games console launches on November 22nd 2013 and is priced at $499.99 in the US, £429.99 in the UK and 499.99 Euros throughout Europe and $599.99 AU in Australia. For more information about the new Xbox One dashboard check out the newly created Xbox One guided tour video which was created by Microsoft last week and provides you with a good overview of the menu structure and features you can expect to enjoy up to your plug-in your new Xbox One games console.
Source: Digital Spy