The BBC’s web developer Simon Cross told TechRader that the BBC iPlayer was inline to get a whole host of new options including new social networking functionality. Allowing user to like and recommend shows.
Cross explained that the PS3 uses the same big-screen version of iPlayer that is used by Sony and Samsung on their latest range of TVs and also Cello.
As for seeing the service coming to the Xbox 360, Cross said “It’s great what has been done with Facebook on Xbox Live, so I hope something similar can be done with the iPlayer.”
Although the beta version of the new iPlayer has been out for just 23 days, Cross said that the uptake has been great – with 8 per cent of those using iPlayer now using the beta. Of those, 10 per cent is taking part in the social integration, which includes ‘Liking’ shows through Facebook and recommending them through Twitter.