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The latest version of the BBC iPlayer adds new functionalities as chat, social networking.
Besides the social functionalities it adds also automated downloads and BBC's new sign-in system as reported by TechWatch and ZDNet.
ZDNet on the launch and sign-in system:
The third generation of iPlayer, launched on Wednesday, now includes the option for users to personalise its interface through the use of the BBC's iD sign-in technology, allowing individuals to access their iPlayer settings from a variety of devices.
Silicon.com further elaborates on the chat functionalities:
Another addition to iPlayer is the integration of a Windows Live Messenger chat facility, which is set to appear in the next few weeks.
On the BBC blog an article at length has been dedicated to the launch of the new iPlayer.
It describes the new features indepth.
The new iPlayer:
3. Personalised iPlayer home page
4. My Categories
5. Better live TV
6. New radio console
7. Recommend to friends
8. Watch with friends
9. Better video quality
10. New iPlayer Desktop
You can try the new BBC iPlayer in beta here.