15. The 3View Portal. BBC iPlayer.


3View Button and Title

3View Portal


Selecting 3View from the Home page will take you to the 3View portal where you can access the BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Sky Player, 3View services, Bing Home page and the broadcasters Home pages. The currently tuned program is displayed in a window above the different services tabs. To use a service in the 3View portal, simply click on that relevant tab.




BBC iPlayer


After clicking on the BBC iPlayer tab you will be shown the Home page and be in the Highlights screen by default.  To view all of the available programs use the direction buttons on the 3view remote to scroll left or right. Pressing the down direction button will access the Most Popular programs in the lower portion of the player screen. Pressing down again will allow access to both the Settings page and the Help page. Any tab or area that you have navigated to will change colour  to pink.


When you see a program that you would like to view then press OK whilst it is selected.  You will have to okay the viewing if the chosen program is deemed to be not suitable for children to watch and you will be prompted at the same time to set up a Parental Lock in Settings. 

Pressing the up direction button will take you back to the top tabs where you can change the programs shown to include only TV or Radio programs  and you can also conduct a Search for a program if you cannot find it in the TV or Radio areas.  Moving down to the tabs below those  allows you to change the available programs from Highlights to Last Played ( the programs you have viewed previously on the Player) and also Just In.

TV Screen in BBC iPlayer


On selecting either the TV or Radio tabs at the top, the main screen will change to show four more tabs consisting of TV Channels, Categories, Most Popular and lastly All or A-H, I-P and Q-Z. the Categories list is further divided into Most Popular or by Day. (Date.) Use the directions buttons on the 3view remote to scroll down the list of available programs and press OK to select one to watch.  Programs are shown according to whichever criteria you have selected via the tabs.  the Radio screen accessed by selecting the Radio Tab is displayed in exactly the same way. 


Help in BBC iPlayer


Scrolling down to the bottom of the player and selecting Settings will allow you to set up Parental Control if you have children living at home and also change the Video format if you are finding that the iPlayer is tending to halt during playback due to buffering problems caused by your internet connection speed.  If you are finding that you have problems using the BBC iPlayer at all, a very handy Help area  has been included next to Settings  where you will find answers to most of your queries. 


Choices for each program chosen



Whenever you select a program to watch, you will be informed how many days the program will be available for you to watch on the player, how long the program will take to watch and also if that particular program is also available on the BBC iPlayer in HD or alternatively in SD if you have chosen the HD version.




, , , , , , , ,

%d bloggers like this: