Wii to support BBC's iPlayer (UK only)

An update is now available to allow Wii users to use the BBC's iPlayer on their Wii console via the Internet Channel. The BBC said a message would be sent to Wii owners to alert them to its availability. This appears to be for the United Kingdom only at present.

The BBC's iPlayer video service will soon be available via the Nintendo Wii.

The video download and streaming service that lets people catch up with BBC programmes will soon be a channel on the hugely popular game console.

Early versions of the service will be available from 9 April but more polished software will be released as the service is developed.

It is great news to see one of the world's leading media authorities such as the BBC backing the Wii so strongly. Keep an eye out for a blue flashing light coming to a Wii near you soon!

For those not in the know the BBC iPlayer will allow you to watch BBC programmes such as The Mighty Boosh on demand with your broadband connection. Superb!

Source: BBC announces Nintendo Wii deal

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