If you, or someone in the household has a games console then the BBC have helpfully created an app for all of the major platforms - Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, Wii U and Playstation 4 - with an Xbox One app coming soon. In some cases, even if you don’t own a console it might be worth splashing out for the entertainment options alone - you can also get 4oD, Netflix, LoveFilm, NowTV, ThinkBox and a whole host of other services too (though you’ll have to pay, of course).
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.