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BBC iPlayer 3.0 adds chat and social networking

The third generation of the iPlayer includes new features, including personalisation options and the ability to share recommendations with friends
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The BBC has unveiled the latest version of its online TV service iPlayer, incorporating new features such as social networking and chat functionality, automated downloads and the BBC's new sign-in system.

The third generation of iPlayer, launched on Wednesday, now includes the option for users to personalise its interface through the use of the BBC's iD sign-in technology, allowing individuals to access their iPlayer settings from a variety of devices.

The BBC will follow uptake of the service and, if it proves successful, will look to integrate chat applications from other companies in the future.

For more on this story, see BBC unveils iPlayer 3.0 with chat, social networking functionality on silicon.com.

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