04/09/2012 14:48 | By Ginny Weeks, Lifestyle Editor, MSN

BBC iPlayer app now offers downloadable TV

Subscribers can now download BBC TV programmes direct to their smartphone or tablet


BBC iPlayer app now offers downloadable TV (© BBC)

From today (4 September), subscribers of the BBC iPlayer app can now download BBC TV programmes direct to their smartphone or tablet for free.

The new feature allows content to be downloaded and kept for up to 30 days, giving users greater freedom to watch programmes when they don't have access to the internet (for example, while travelling on the tube) or while on holiday.

Multiple batches of content can be downloaded at the same time; once played, a programme can be viewed for up to seven days.

Initially, mobile download is available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch but will expand to Android devices in the near future.

The launch continues the BBC's effort to expand the iPlayer's reach to tablets and mobiles in response to increased user demand.

The BBC iPlayer app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

See also - Top 50 iPad apps

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