One Million Downloads!
A couple of weeks ago we had some fantastic news from Nintendo. We reached the one million mark. That's one million BBC iPlayer Wii channels downloaded, by you, the audience. This is a phenomenal achievement considering we only launched in November!
Since January the Wii has accounted for 4% of all TV viewing on BBC iPlayer across all platforms. This has now grown to 5% for February. To put these figure into perspective, we had 116 million requests in February.
So to commemorate all this, we have released an update that enables some long awaited features. One of the features that we are most proud of and one that a lot of viewers wanted was the Resume Playback function.
You can now resume watching partially viewed programmes from the point you were watching previously, like you can on the web version of BBC iPlayer. Plus we have added a list of your previously watched programmes. You can see that in action within the improved home page.
That's not all we've improved, Search was one of the areas that you all like. But some viewers expected to be able to search using alphanumeric search. So we created a nice keypad toggle to switch between numbers and letters.
Other subtle improvements have been made, as well as some changes to the underlying code, which will improve the overall service.
The feedback we have received from you has helped to shape this release, we really appreciate your continued feedback. We had a number of viewers express their thoughts on the service via twitter and comments to the original blog posts in November.
We hope you continue to use and enjoy BBC iPlayer on Wii, if you have any comments or suggestions about the new features please feel free to comment.