BBC launches new children's iPlayer service on connected TVs



As schools across the UK prepare to close their doors for the last time for a while, the BBC has rolled out a new children's experience on the BBC iPlayer.

Viewers can access the service on internet-connected televisions.

The service brings together programmes from CBBC and CBeebies, as well as what the BBC says its "other suitable programming" in one place.

When selecting who’s watching iPlayer, viewers will now a monster shaped ‘children’ button which opens up access.

Alice Webb, Director BBC Children’s and Education, said:
Keeping children informed, educated and entertained at home during these unprecedented times is going to be even more important than ever. Whether it’s being a number detective with the Numberblocks, going on a global adventure with Go Jetters, or learning about the planet’s deadliest animals with Deadly 60 – this new experience gives children of all ages a place to go to do that. We can’t promise solving the sibling tiffs over what to watch - but we can make it even easier to bring families and kids an incredible choice of shows and films on iPlayer. Children and parents can be assured the BBC will be for them during these challenging times.

Dan Taylor-Watt, Director of Product, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds, says: 
We know more and more iPlayer viewing is happening on the biggest screen in the home. We’re now making that experience even better for children - so they have a safe place to enjoy their favourite shows, discover new ones - and learn more, especially at the moment. And over time, this experience will get even better, with recommendations increasingly tailored to them - making sure they get the best kids experience possible.



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