Virgin Media launches new BBC iPlayer app on TiVo

Virgin Media has today launched a new, upgraded app for BBC iPlayer on its flagship high-definition TiVo cable TV system.

It replaces the existing BBC iPlayer service on Virgin Media and can be found in the 'Apps and Games' section of the TiVo box's menu.

Taking advantage of the power to run dedicated 'connected' applications on the TiVo-powered set-top box, the new BBC iPlayer app offers the full library of BBC iPlayer content, including catch-up shows in high definition as well as radio shows for the first time.

There's around 1,000 hours of programming available (previously content was limited to 350 hours) to watch from the last seven days. Other new features include subtitling and signing, and additional functionality will be added in due course, says Virgin.

To find out more about Virgin TiVo, see our special blog. We'll have a full review of the system in our June issue of the magazine, on sale May 10th.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.