The BBC plans to launch the full version of its catch-up TV service and BBC player.
The BBC has introduced Mac support for its streaming catch-up TV service in beta form. Mac users can visit the BBC player site now to immediately begin streaming shows broadcast across the last seven days. The service has until now been available in beta format for Windows systems only. The facility to download shows within a seven-day window of transmission remains windows-only, but support for streamed content for Mac and Linux systems appears in full effect, following a recent deal between the broadcaster and Adobe for the use of flash technology for streaming shows.
It’s understood that the facility to download shows is available for Mac and Linux users. Radio BBC Player, which offers a library of BBC Radio, has been integrated into BBC iplayer. BBC iplayer is part of bbc.co.uk allowing watching TV or listening to radio on computer.Programmes from the past week that have been missed can be caught with, by playing them directly using the BBC player or by downloading them to computer for viewing at a later date.
By going to the BBC player website, a list of programmes to be viewed is available. Programmes can be browsed by channel or by different genres, or by search box to find something interesting. A wide range of BBC TV programmes from the past seven days from most of the television channels are available to watch or download.
A programmer can be chosen and watched by hitting a play button. For older computer, it is required to download Flash Player, which will play the programme. Most modern computers and laptops have up-to-date software. BBC player desktop allows downloading and playing programmes on computer when you are not connected to the internet. For this a small piece of software from the BBC player website has to be downloaded, which can then be used to select and download. This can then be set for downloading overnight.
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