BBC’s iPlayer has been one of the runaway successes of the last few years, with viewers queuing around the block to download and re-watch, or catch up on, TV programs and radio shows from the past week.
The BBC has just announced, however, that programs downloaded from the iPlayer will now be viewable on any device which support Windows Media DRM, which will include the Sony Walkman E and S series, Archos 605 Wi-Fi and Internet Media Tablet, the Philips GoGear 52xx series, Samsung YP-P2 and YP-Q1 and Nokia N96. Phew. I’m exhausted after all that linking.
The BBC is building a list of compatible players, so if you’re in doubt as to whether your device will be supported, you should check that first. There won’t be any streaming malarky either – you’ll need to download the programs from your PC and then sideload them to your PMP.