Samsung have confirmed that BBC’s iPlayer TV catch-up service will be hitting their web-connected TVs in the coming months. The news comes after much rumour and speculation around the possibility of iPlayer hitting the major manufacturer’s sets at this year’s CES.
A broadband connection to the internet will be all that’s necessary to enjoy the BBC service through a Samsung web TV. The iPlayer app will come pre-installed, ready to use straight out of the box.
The Samsung sets will also feature LoveFilm’s online DVD rental service and Muzu.tv’s legal music video streaming app.
The BBC’s Director of Future Media and Technology Erik Huggers told The Telegraph: “BBC iPlayer has enjoyed huge success since launch two years ago, and the next challenge for us is taking the service mobile and into the living room; we’ve built a version of BBC iPlayer that can be easily adapted to work on internet-connected TVs. “
British manufacturers Cello were the first company to include a built in iPlayer app to their TVs with their iViewer model.
UPDATE:Tech Digest have a full review of the Cello iViewer set here.