BBC iPlayer graces BT's Vision
BT Vision has expanded its range of on-demand content by bringing BBC iPlayer to the platform.
Customers already had access to many BBC programmes through the TV Replay service, although full iPlayer integration means this is no longer necessary for BT Vision subscribers.
The BT Vision TV Replay utility still offers content from other channels though, such as ITV Net Player, 4oD and Demand 5.
The move represents further expansion for the BBC's on-demand service, which now appears on dozens of platforms from the Nintendo Wii to the iPad. Nice to see Auntie Beeb working to cater for all of the licence-payers out there. ®
they've probably waited until...
...it was out on everyone's Vision box. I got an email a couple of months who to tell me to expect it, and about 3 weeks ago to say it was ready. Like their Homehub updates, they roll it out in stages.
It's not as smooth on playback as the Wii version though - probably because the Windows CE system inside Vision means it's about as powerful as an 8yr-old HP iPaq...
@"a variant of windows"
Windows CE, on which the BT Vision box is based, has nothing interesting in common with its better known relative.
Last time I checked, BT Vision was one of a very very very very limited number of "set top box" deals which had actually rolled out on Windows CE. I assumed that it had happened at BT because the deal had been arranged at or near CEO level; regardless of any technical merits (or otherwise) of WinCE as a set top box platform, regardless of any problems that may ensue, two glorious leaders had said "make it so", and therefore...
Are there many other examples of WinCE based set top boxes these days?
Has been on Android for a few months now....
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It's had this for several weeks now Reg...
Wii v's BT
And you can't play with the iPlayer logo on BT vision