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Nintendo Wii gets BBC iPlayer upgrade
Posted By Dean Evans On November 16, 2009 @ 11:04 am In What's New | No Comments
“First made available through the console’s Internet Channel in April 2008,” says the Beeb, “BBC iPlayer will now be available as a dedicated Wii Channel to provide Wii users with a new, richer experience of the BBC’s TV and radio on-demand catch-up service.”
If you’re still actively using your Wii (for more than just Wii Sports Resort ), then this new version of the iPlayer will be a handy addition to your telly-watching.
At best, accessing the the BBC’s catch-up TV service was fiddly and unsatisfying using the Wii’s Opera web browser. In contrast, the new version has been designed with a new full-screen user interface, making it a much more viewer-friendly experience.
“BBC iPlayer offers Wii owners another reason to turn their console on everyday,” commented David Yarnton, General Manager, Nintendo UK.
“[The iPlayer Wii channel] adds to the already established non-gaming content on Wii that includes Wii Channels for news, weather forecasts and an internet browser.”
The new Wii Channel is expected to be available from 12.01am on Wednesday 18 November.
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