Playstation 3 gets iPlayer

PS3If you’re a PlayStation 3 owner in the UK you can also access iPlayer, it’s not only the Wii fans domain – although it’s not entirely official where the PS3 is concerned ;0,

A programmer who was rather miffed that only the Nintendo Wii could officially access the Beeb’s on demand internet video service has taken it into his own hands to develop a work around so the player will work on the PS3.

The clever coder says:

“It’s mainly a demonstration of how easily the BBC could support the PS3 with their Wii version. This does nothing more than mask your PS3’s user-agent string and makes half a dozen changes to make the JavaScript and CSS function correctly on the PS3. It only took a day to produce, so come on BBC – how about implementing this properly?”

The page, found at, will only work on a PS3, and isn’t accessible via a PC or Mac browser, however you will be able to view footage, where available, full screen, something that isn’t available on the Nintendo Wii version at the moment.

“This version of the BBC iPlayer can only be used on a Sony Playstation 3 system within the UK.”

Oddly the domain is registered to a P.O box in Canada………………………………..