Hack Brings BBC IPlayer To The PS3

Posted: Apr 14 2008, 9:35am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:23am CDT, in News | Gaming


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Developers have created an unofficial version of the BBC iPlayer that allows PS3 owners to stream BBC programming directly to their TVs. The hack uses the newly announced Wii iPlayer. Developers are quoted by vnunet.com saying, “It is mainly a demonstration of how easily the BBC could support the PS3 with their Wii version.”

To use the PS3 iPlayer PS3 owners navigate to http://ps3iplayer.com. The developers of the hack say that it works by masking the PS3’s user agent string along with changes to the JavaScript and CSS functionality to make the player display correctly on the PS3.

The BBC says it’s not at fault for not bringing an official iPlayer to the PS3. According to the BBC both Microsoft and Sony have concerns over the lack of control they have over streamed content from the iPlayer.

Via vnunet.com

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