To make logging in easy to use, the BBC has adopted a ‘Pin and Pair’ system where the user logs in on their computer or tablet and then enters a PIN displayed on their set top box to authorise its access to their BBC account.
The BBC's iPlayer is the UK's most popular streaming and catch-up service and will be used to deliver new content, including live radio shows and music performances.
Already available online and on connected TV platforms such as Now TV and YouView, Live Restart lets viewers watch shows that have already begun from the beginning of the episode.
The film has been written by Shaun Pye, Mark Chappell and Alan Connor, the team behind A Young Doctor’s Notebook, and stars Luke Treadaway, Will Merrick, Kevin Bishop, Nichola Burley and James Bailey.
Radio fans have downloaded more than a million shows since the BBC’s iPlayer Radio app was updated to allow content to be stored on smartphones and tablets.