Mobile downloads now available on BBC iPlayer
Download BBC TV programmes straight to your smartphone and tablet to enjoy your favourite shows offline, for free and for 30 days.
Coming to a phone or tablet on the tube near you.
Streaming BBC iPlayer on the move isn’t a reality with poor signal, bridges, tunnels, data limits and phone calls all getting in the way. The good news is however that for the first time BBC TV programmes can now be downloaded from the channel’s catch-up service iPlayer.
This clever move means you can download a BBC programme to your mobile device at home over your WiFi network and enjoy it offline, on your device at any time.
Well, up to 30 days after the download and as soon as you hit the play button you have seven days to finish watching.
Downloading from the service is simple:
- Tap the Download option on the programme you want to save
- The programme will be added to your download queue
- When you next connect to WiFi, open the app and the programme will automatically start downloading to your device
Depending on how much memory your device has available, Daniel Danker, General Manager, Programmes and On-Demand says, “With mobile downloads for BBC iPlayer, you can now load up your mobile phone or tablet with hours and hours of BBC television programmes”.
This sounds very cool to us, as it’ll help us catch up with EastEnders on the Tube, on the plane or thundering through the Channel Tunnel.
Currently this is an Apple iOS only feature but Android fans put down the pitchforks and torches, an update will land soon.
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