The BBC is to launch a new version of its iPlayer catch-up TV service designed for televisions and set top boxes.
The corporation says the overhauled iPlayer better suits the needs of television screens and their remote controls and gives an experience which “feels just like TV.”
Changes include “a new, simplified, highly visual TV-friendly design that is as simple as flicking through channels when watching TV” and a “vastly improved” search facility.
More than 300 devices, including games consoles, set top boxes and televisions include access to the iPlayer according to the BBC.
The new version will launch on Sony’s PlayStation 3 before rolling out to other devices.
Daniel Danker, General Manager of On Demand services at the BBC, said: ”iPlayer has been tremendously successful. With today’s announcement, we’re transforming iPlayer in its most natural home: right on the living room TV.
“By creating a product that’s as simple and intuitive as flicking through TV channels, the BBC is bringing on demand television to mainstream audiences across the UK.”