‘We are working to bring it to the console in the future.’
BBC’s iPlayer is already available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Wii U, so it was conspicuous by its absence when Microsoft announced the full list of entertainment apps coming to Xbox One on launch day in the UK; however, the omission means nothing, as both Microsoft and BBC insist that the app will be coming to the platform in the future.
So reports Digital Spy. “BBC iPlayer is already available to audiences on over 1,000 devices and platforms in the UK,” a spokesperson said. “While we are working to bring BBC iPlayer to Xbox One in the future, we have no further details to share at this time.”
The omission caused some panic because there were some issues with trying to get the iPlayer on the Xbox 360 in the first place, owing to Microsoft’s desire to put it behind the Xbox Live paywall, and BBC’s desire to make the app free and public access.
However, Microsoft, too, insisted that the app would be appearing on the Xbox One in the future.
“We will continue to announce more partners coming to the platform and just like we did for Xbox 360, we will launch new entertainment apps every month,” they said in a press release.