Record-breaking Month for BBC iPlayer
The BBC has announced a new sign-in capability and personalised features for users of Connected TVs who use BBC iPlayer. This follows another record-breaking month for BBC iPlayer, with 304 million requests in January.
Initially available to viewers with YouView devices, but rolling out to other connected TV devices, including set-top boxes, streaming media devices and games consoles, over the coming weeks and months, audiences can start watching the latest drama from Walford on the bus home from work – and pick up the action again from the comfort of their sofa on their TV.To make it as easy as possible for people to sign-in on connected TVs, the BBC is rolling out ‘Pin and Pair’. To sign-in, all you will need to do is:
- Select the person icon at the top of the screen on BBC iPlayer on your connected TV
- On a separate computer, tablet or smart phone, go to the web address displayed on the TV screen and enter the code on screen
- That’s it. Your device is paired