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PlayStation 5 finally gets BBC iPlayer app

BBC iPlayer PlayStation 5
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

The BBC has announced it’s finally made its on-demand iPlayer app available on the PlayStation 5, some one year after the console’s launch.

From today, the BBC iPlayer app can be found in the Media tab on the home screen. Then you just have to download the app from the All Apps section, sign in with your BBC ID and you’re away with a wealth of programmes and movies to watch. These include comedy The Outlaws, the latest series of Doctor Who: Flux and Sir David Attenborough documentary The Mating Game. In fact, the last of these can be watched in full 4K UHD, if you fancy.

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The BBC iPlayer has been notable by its absence on the PlayStation 5 since the console’s launch last November. It did, however, include a bunch of other media apps including Disney+, AppleTV and Netflix. The US gets a few additional ones, including Peacock and Hulu. Earlier this year PlayStation and Apple also kicked off a promotion offering six free months of Apple TV.

It’s been a long time coming but still, better late than never, eh?  The BBC iPlayer app is available to download right now on the PlayStation 5. You can also check out an FAQ here, if you need it.