Back to basics: This is the first in a potential irregular series of posts helping you get up to speed with the latest tech.
The BBC iPlayer has revolutionised the way we watch TV. No longer do we have to worry about having set the Sky+ (or even set the video recorder). We've been liberated from the shackles of the TV schedule, and can now go out in the evening without worrying about missing Only Connect or the Great British Bake-Off.
But what about that great big living room TV? Wouldn't it be better to catch-up on programmes using the big screen rather than stuck in a small window on the laptop or the tiny screen on your phone? Here's five ways of getting the iPlayer on your big TV.
Now TV / Roku
If a games console is too pricey then a cheaper option might be a Now TV box from Sky. For only £10 you’ll get a little wifi-enabled box that will plug into your TV - and can run the iPlayer. Obviously Sky isn’t selling this out of the goodness of their hearts here - so expect to be pushed towards Sky’s premium Now TV streaming services too. The box is based on Roku technology - so also runs the likes of 4oD (announced just earlier today!) and Netflix.