Mac users could get iPlayer programme downloads by year end

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iplayer_pic.jpgMark Thompson, Director General of the BBC, has stated that their incredibly popular iPlayer web-based catchup service will come fully to Mac users by the end of the year.

We already knew that both the BBC Trust and the UK Government were committed to <a href=”https://www.techdigest.tv/2007/09/uk_government_b_1.html’>getting the streaming iPlayer to Mac and Linux users, now this latest development should eventually give Mac users the same feature set as Windows users.

The main reason given for pushing the Windows version was “making the service available in the shortest time frame to the greatest amount of users”.

Having said that, if you’ve got a decent enough broadband connection, the streaming service isn’t a bad substitute. Still, it will be good for Mac users not to get a substandard service to Windows users.

As for a full Linux version? No mention at present.

(Via Trusted Reviews)

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