BBC Allowing iPlayer Downloads to Mobile Devices

For those of you who view Doctor Who on the go or simple like to curl up in bed and watch TV programmes through your mobile or tablet device it’s good news!

The Guardian reports that the BBC are allowing free mobile iPlayer downloads, which means unlike other streaming services like Hulu and Netflix you’ll be able to download the latest episodes to tablets and mobile phones for convenient offline viewing.

The download capability should already be available on the iOS version of the iPlayer app with an Android version to follow soon.

An episode can be kept on the device for up to thirty days unwatched and seven days after it has been viewed.

The download will be available to watch abroad too so you can load up your iPad or iPhone with TV to watch while on holiday.

An exciting, convienent way to stay up to speed with the latest series or just another way in which audience are fragmenting away from the ‘shared experience’ of watching a programme as its broadcast.

What do you think? Have you used this feature yet, or do you have any plans to?


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