BBC iPlayer on PS3 is to get a make over and will move from using the creaky PS3 web browser to a standalone app. The new app has been built from scratch with new features including viewer recommendations and a “vastly improved” search function. The UI is much slickers and easier to use and navigate.
As well as a new app, more shows from the BBC archive will be added to the service and programs will be available for longer than seven days. Rather oddly the BBC do not seem to mention the best feature of the upgrade, look closely at the screenshot below and you will see the PS3 is getting BBC HD.