iPlayer launching on Nintendo Wii

November 17, 2009

A new version of the BBC iPlayer will be launched on the Nintendo Wii tomorrow.

It will offer broadband-connected Wii users an improved, full screen user interface, compared with the earlier version which was launched in April last year.

The new application is part of Nintendo’s strategy to increase the amount of content available on the device.

It can be downloaded for free the Wii store.

Since the BBC iPlayer has been available on the Wii, it has had 900,000 users, although there have been reports that the original interface was difficult to use.

The new application promises to iron out these problems, making navigation easier.

It was recently announced that the BBC iPlayer won the Judges’ Award at the 2009 Royal Television Society Innovation Awards.


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  1. Alan says:

    Tried it, good quality for 5mins then crashed and had to reboot wii.

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