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This article was published on May 16, 2014

    BBC iPlayer for Sky+HD gets a revamped home screen, navigation, Collections area, and more

    BBC iPlayer for Sky+HD gets a revamped home screen, navigation, Collections area, and more Image by: Getty Images
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    Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

    If you watch most of your television through a Sky+HD box, your experience with BBC iPlayer is about to get a whole lot better. The British broadcaster is rolling out “significant improvements” to the software, including a revamped homepage, menus and navigation.

    The new and improved iPlayer for Sky+HD will also include a dedicated area for collections, which groups programmes by series, season, event or theme. The discovery-centric feature was introduced with the broader redesigned iPlayer back in March, which caters for the Web, consoles and connected TVs – its mobile apps were expected to follow shortly afterward.

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    iPlayer exclusives and premieres will also be supported on Sky+HD moving forward; the BBC has hinted at “new and exciting content” for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Glastonbury in the months ahead. “We are bringing this inline with other versions of BBC iPlayer so you won’t miss a thing,” the company said.

    ➤ Update to BBC iPlayer on Sky+ HD

    Image Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images