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 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.
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.
Following his successful Scottish Referendum Autopsy, which was seen by more than 715,000 iPlayer users, Frankie Boyle will take a satirical look at this May’s General Election in his Election Autopsy.
Viewers from across the UK can now watch programmes from Welsh language broadcaster S4C via a new section of the BBC’s iPlayer.