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Free BBC iPlayer to launch as a Wii Channel 18th November 2009
Free BBC iPlayer to launch as a Wii Channel 18th November 2009

Free BBC iPlayer to launch as a Wii Channel 18th November 2009

According to the BBC, their iPlayer will be available to download for free from the Nintendo Wii shopping channel from the 18th November.

I'll be trying this out next week

news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

35 Comments

Original Poster

great news for us as our 4 yr old would die without i player and he is getting the wii for xmas!

Dang. I have homebrew and can't update my wii to get it.

TheCactusman;6880145

Dang. I have homebrew and can't update my wii to get it.



Thats the price you pay :thumbsup:

On the same kind of subject beware that BBC is planning to launch some iPlayer features on Freesat to a limited number of viewers by the end of this month, and that it hopes to have it for everyone in 2010 :-D:-D:-D See: news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm


Finally. Two years after Mario Galaxy, there is a reason to switch the wii on again!

Tdrtnlz;6880957

On the same kind of subject beware that BBC is planning to launch some … On the same kind of subject beware that BBC is planning to launch some iPlayer features on Freesat to a limited number of viewers by the end of this month, and that it hopes to have it for everyone in 2010 :-D:-D:-D See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8343350.stm




Already live on my parents humax hd box they also sent him a pair of netgear powerline adaptors worth £90 so he can beta test.

And this is a Hot UK DEAL why?

TheCactusman;6880145

Dang. I have homebrew and can't update my wii to get it.



How do you knw you will need to update. I would expect that to be the case but haven't seen it mentioned.

Yakkity;6882505

And this is a Hot UK DEAL why?



Because when the Wii internet browser (Opera?) was first made available they had the cheek to charge for the download!! It became free a few months back but then BBC changed their iPlayer settings making it useless for the purpose. As stated above this new download is free and I'm grateful to the poster for letting me know.

mrrubbish;6884072

Because when the Wii internet browser (Opera?) was first made available … Because when the Wii internet browser (Opera?) was first made available they had the cheek to charge for the download!! It became free a few months back but then BBC changed their iPlayer settings making it useless for the purpose. As stated above this new download is free and I'm grateful to the poster for letting me know.



I'm grateful too it's a nice little extra. But a free one so should probably be in freebies

Thanks for info

hopefully even with homebrew, someone will get it to work! this would be great

Great news, I will be downloading to my wii. thanks ops

TheCactusman;6880145

Dang. I have homebrew and can't update my wii to get it.



Doesn't matter what firmware version you're running all homebrew still works on the Wii. I'm on 3.2 and have manually updated my shopping channel in preparation for downloading this.

Hopefully this will run smoother than on the PS3.

Excellent news for Wii owners! A great freebie! I still prefer to use the PS3's iPlayer though because of the output quality.

I just hope that they can make it look half decent as the previous version of the iplayer didn't look that great.....

nice hot

scoot123;6888207

Hopefully this will run smoother than on the PS3.



must be your internet mate, mine runs silky smooth and is great quality for programmes that are SD, about 2mb is recieved on the ps3 through ethernet:thumbsup:

WaxMechaniK;6888782

Excellent news for Wii owners! A great freebie! I still prefer to use the … Excellent news for Wii owners! A great freebie! I still prefer to use the PS3's iPlayer though because of the output quality.



If you think the downloaded content will be any different then you are mistaken, and although the PS3 will upscale you may find that the wii version looks better. Obviously no way to do this on the wii other than stream so it will dependant on a decent stable connection

Thanks heat added

TheCactusman;6880145

Dang. I have homebrew and can't update my wii to get it.



use 'Pimp My Wii 1.31' to auto update your system files including the latest wii shop channel .. softmod, etc is unaffected by this prog but please bare in mind that it does have the potential to brick your wii if you sway from default settings... be sure to install BootMii first and backup your nand... :thumbsup:

Woohoo, so glad that this has been announced! Currently use mf bf's ps3 to catch up on iplayer, but be great to use it on my Wii. About time it had another function, all prepared to update tomorrow Heat added, HOT deal.

If you have a Wii, then oui, but if not it's not free: the wii costs a fee, so it's weewee. See? ;-)

Just downloaded! It's brilliant for me as I can't get ANY tv signal in my room so I'm a happy bunny!!!

Original Poster

baffledsalmon;6922757

Just downloaded! It's brilliant for me as I can't get ANY tv signal in my … Just downloaded! It's brilliant for me as I can't get ANY tv signal in my room so I'm a happy bunny!!!



I'm glad this worked for you! I've not had a chance to try it yet but will do when I get home

works well and the picture is pretty good. Just watched a few mins of James May and Around the World to check. Fast streaming too.

I downed it this morning and it runs very smooth off the SD card. Loaded up Top Gear and watched a bit.

Downloaded it last night... wicked!!!!!

How do you download it ? Can't seem to find it.

Logged on to the wii channel but its not listed.

Any suggestions... ?

Kaizen105;6936089

How do you download it ? Can't seem to find it.Logged on to the wii … How do you download it ? Can't seem to find it.Logged on to the wii channel but its not listed. Any suggestions... ?



It's in the Wii shop, or you may have a message from Nintendo and I think you can download it from there.

Downloaded it last night, very impressed!

Downloaded the iPlayer channel last night, love it!

Nice addition to the Wii, great streaming quality, impressed!

Steve

Kaizen105;6936089

How do you download it ? Can't seem to find it.Logged on to the wii … How do you download it ? Can't seem to find it.Logged on to the wii channel but its not listed. Any suggestions... ?



WOW... ! Its magically appeared now. I downloaded it and it is quite impressive.

Not HD quality but really good for watching missed episodes.

Really pleased.

Cheers for the infor :thumbsup:
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