BBC iPlayer for iOS Gets Updated With Downloads and Offline viewing, Android Version Coming Soon

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  • 04 Sep 2012
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  • BBC has just announced am update for the iPlayer BBC app for iPhone and iPad. Apparently there will also be a new app for Android, featuring the same new features from the iOS version: download shows to view them offline, instead of relying on streaming. The app offers people with paid TV licenses load their devices with programs from BBC.

    They can load the shows on their devices for up to 30 days or within 7 days of being watched. These restrictions are in place in order to keep users from building libraries that hold precious BBC content. The app only allows WiFi downloads for now and in case you want to know, the new version is 2.0.0. BBC claims that the iPlayer is now available on over 550 devices and it was a real opportunity to enjoy the Olympics on the go with it.

    There have been 30 million requests for iPlayer content via mobile or tablet in July alone, so this is a very popular app. People who want to download a TV show will only need to tap the Download option of the programme that they want to save and it will be added to the download queue. This means that next time they connect to WiFi the download will start automatically. Who’s excited to get this on Android too?

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    VIA: Engadget
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