#1 Edited by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

It seems BBC's iPlayer has been updated with a Wii specific interface for easier and clearer viewing,

Initially the channel brought out their on-demand service with a "keep it simple, get it out fast" approach, making sure the service was available and viewable as quick as possible, That was the goal laid out in a BBC Tech Blog that brought the concept to the masses early last year.  I recall they were initially in the process of creating players for the ipod and other mobile media devices solely, until many including I asking about the Wii also withing the Blog. 

For those wanting a bigger, more Wii friendly interface unfortunately a dedicated Channel on the Wii menu isn't around at the moment but a Wii-specific page is accessible using the Internet Channel via the link below.

The new Wii version has a simplified user interface that presents just a few options on screen at a time and nice big chunky controls - easy to aim at with a Wiimote.

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp236/Linkyshinks/iplayerwii.png

http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp236/Linkyshinks/iplayerwii2.png


There's clearer buttons designed to appear nice and bold on television sets, unlike regular sites that would cause viewers to zoom in and out to navigate about.

You can check out the bigger view using your regular PC browser, or go to the regular address using the Internet Channel: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer and from there it will automatically display the new version.


PS:

Top Gear is awesome..