The update sees the introduction of a new homepage design, which is based around images, with a consistent navigation bar along the top.
This new design is also rolling out to the channel pages and the category pages.
Dan Taylor, head of BBC iPlayer at BBC Future Media, says, ‘The major focus of this release is making it easier to find something to watch, helping you quickly and easily find the programmes you know you’re looking for and, crucially helping you discover something new.’
The new iPlayer design also uses responsive design principles, and is optimised for use across desktop, mobile, tablet and TV.
The new version is rolling out from this week across all these touchpoints, while the iPlayer mobile and tablet apps will be updated in the coming months.
The iPlayer service initially launched in 2007, and an updated design – tailored for viewing on televisions – was released in 2011.