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BBC’s iPlayer app has been updated for iOS users in the UK today, bringing added support for Spotlight search and Apple’s Handoff feature.
Users of the app can now directly search for TV programs from their home screen by activating Spotlight search with a swipe down gesture, while the addition of Handoff support enables viewers to pick up where they left off when switching to another iOS device.
The update also patches a bug that led to the app crashing on launch for some users, and adds a full catalog of iPlayer programs to the channel page via the A-Z option.
The UK broadcaster recently brought its iPlayer app to Apple TV after initially stating it had no plans to make the service available on the platform.
BBC iPlayer is a free download for users in the UK. [Direct Link]
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