01 Aug IT’S GOOD TO BE YOU
With holidays in full swing and the prospect of no Fortnite or Love Island for the pesky kids to enjoy you might be thinking of how to keep people happy for hours of travel and hanging around.
If you take the time to create an account on iPlayer (and the BBC’s new BBC Sounds radio/podcast app) you’ll be able to download a few episodes of their favourite shows onto their devices – just like you can already on Netflix, Sky, All 4, YouTube and Amazon Prime. It’s all about personalisation. The BBC can now identify you which means that they can allow you to watch their copyrighted content wherever you are (you used to have to be in the UK to watch). It has taken them a while – and don’t be surprised if they ask for proof of a valid TV licence in years to come – but it is a huge step forward.
For those with iOS devices, Apple’s TV app gives you a ‘single place to look’ for most video content, showing you what you might want to watch next, and enabling you to pick up where you left off, wherever you find yourself – whether you’re on a Mac, Apple TV, iPhone or iPad. Their Podcast and iBooks apps have offered this for a while, but now it is here for video content. Right now it includes the BBC, ITV, YouTube, Prime but not Netflix – yet.