Owners of Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) can now enjoy access to the BBC iPlayer the same way Nintendo Wii users can thanks to a new crack that has been developed.
The unofficial version of the video streaming player saw developers create a workaround portal so PS3 owners could access the iPlayer. The hack allows gamers to stream BBC content directly to their TVs via the games console.
PS3 owners can access the service at http://ps3iplayer.com and the developers claim they created the workaround in part to show how easy it is to get the iPlayer, which launched in December, to work on the Sony device.
The BBC has yet to create an official version of the iPlayer for the PS3 or Microsoft's Xbox 360 but last week the broadcaster named the Wii as the first console to officially gain access to the service. The broadcaster claims that the problem isn't on their end and that the trouble lies with Sony and Microsoft as the two firms have expressed concerns over the way in which content streamed to the devices is controlled.