bbc-iplayer-logo_900The BBC is bringing its popular iPlayer Live Restart feature, which lets viewers watch shows which have already started from the beginning of the episode, to a range of Smart TVs and connected set top boxes.

Live Restart was added to the PC version of iPlayer ahead of the London 2012 Olympics and has proved a feature with viewers who would otherwise need to wait for the episode to be added to iPlayer following transmission.

Later this week the feature will be added to the iPlayer apps on YouView, Roku, NOW TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One and a range of connected TV sets, with support for more models and devices promises added at a later date.

it will also be added to the iPlayer mobile and tablet apps “in the coming year.”

The BBC has also announced plans to add cross-device resume and a My Programmes to TVs at a later stage.