BBC buff up the iPlayer and get groovy with the social networking craze
The BBC have launched a revamped version of iPlayer, one of the most popular sites in the world, making it easier to use and, oh, just more groovy really.
The site dealt with 123 million stream requests last month alone and some have said that it can even cure psoriasis, although that claim is yet to be verified.
The new version is still in beta stage (but you can try it out here) and incorporates social networking – you’ll be able to easily recommend shows via Twitter and Facebook, and if you’ve got Windows Live Messenger, you’ll be able to log into your account as part of iPlayer, chit-chatting with your pals while you all stare agog at a repeat of last week’s Countryfile. Smart.
There’ll be some hippy-dippy sharing going on as well, and later in the summer, you’ll be able to search for external links to programmes from ITV Player, 4oD, Clic, Demand Five and SeeSaw from within your iPlayer. Which is pretty bloody generous really.
There’s also the option to register with the site, so that you can carry on watching a show from exactly where you left off on any computer anywhere. Throw in channel-hopping while watching live TV and a natty new layout and it’s made for a terrific start to the morning.
Right, it’s a cup of pink milk and some Charlie and Lola for us now…