Earlier today, the BBC Sport app finally launched on Windows Phone – and now, the BBC has even more love to share with users of Microsoft’s products. The BBC iPlayer app is now available on the Xbox One – over a year after the corporation first confirmed that it was in development.
Back in January, a BBC insider claimed that development of the app had been delayed, and that the team working on it had encountered serious problems with integrating the Xbox One’s Kinect voice and gesture controls into the app.
The app launches today with no Kinect integration, but it does have a simple UI and speedy performance, and it also integrates Welsh-language content from S4C in Wales, which joins BBC iPlayer today. It appears that there is no support for live streaming of the BBC’s TV channels though – only content that has already been broadcast is available to watch on-demand.
Parental guidance controls are also included, along with the option to boost your default video streaming quality up to HD.