The Xbox 360 Dashboard update is coming tomorrow (6th December), but while it comes with plenty of new features and applications for content providers, including 4OD and Demand 5, but the much-awaited BBC iPlayer won’t be one of them.
Screw BBC iPlayer, I want YouTube.
Wait, what? Xbox Live doesn't have iPlayer, YouTube, or Lovefilm? Did Sony sign a timed deal with them or something?
They are all coming to Xbox Live now. I'm not sure if there was a "timed deal" with Sony, but I have never once heard that even as a rumor. As with the tradition, all Apps that come to Xbox Live is heavily customized so they tend to take longer to be released. I remember, Hulu Plus arrived on PSN first, because on Xbox Live, MS would re-design it.
its coming in 2012
It won't come in 2012, as BBC iplayer has to be made available for free (due to licensing regulations) and new flash Xbox live gold is not free. Ms refuses to allow premium content on silver.
If ms let all members have it it will be there. Its not going to happen unless all members get it. Its as simple as that
It's open to both Silver/Gold members. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
The only new app the UK is getting tomorrow is Lovefilm.
will youtube be available for all users or just gold users ?
BBC wont let Microsoft charge for something they made available for free so if silver members cant have it no1 will.
That's why when it's available in early 2012 it'll be for both silver and gold...
It's nice to see that competition can force the hand. In this case MS was forced to bend to BBC's will and that is a win for consumers.
I bought my kids a PS3 for crimbo, so whats on it now? BBC Iplayer, youtube, anything else?
YouTube isn't on it as an app from the xmb but when you go there in a browser it has it's own app like interface. Can't remember what it has other than love film, iplayer and 4od
Cheers mate :)
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