Back in September, the BBC iPlayer jumped to version 2.0 and introduced the ability for users to download full episodes and store them for up to 30 days. At the time, the feature only worked on the eleven devices that the developers tested. Now it should work on any Android device running Ice Cream Sandwich or above.


Video downloads still function the same as before. Stored media will automatically delete itself seven days after first being viewed. Users can download new content only via a Wi-Fi connection, and they have the choice to save either standard or high-quality video.

If you're still experiencing problems downloading videos to your device, this page might explain why. As usual, the app remains a UK exclusive available via the widget below.

Source: BBC

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • yieldway17

    Anyone know of a way to install and use iPlayer app outside UK without VPN? Thanks.

    • Atomic Zombie

      Move to UK.

      • yieldway17

        Thanks! I was there sometime back and wouldn't mind going back. I'll take watching premier league matches in person over NFL matches. I'll miss hockey though.

        Besides that, I asked the question because I pay for a 4.99$/month VPN just for using iPlayer/TV Catchup in my phone and tablet. For PC, wonderful Chrome add-ons allow me to bypass the restriction.

        • Martin

          Hotspod shield is cheaper. And you can watch it everywhere.

    • http://communityfirstdigital.co.uk/ Luke Arran

      Or simply purchase our TV taxpayers products through Google Play and other services.

    • arilevi

      I suggest you either go to the UK or buy episodes/programs from the play store they make me pay $243.28 every year just because I have satellite TV and have access to the BBC which I do not watch and if I fail to pay they give me a $1672.00 fine if I don't pay that they will send me to prison.

      • Al McDowall

        They do make you pay that, but they use that money to make TV shows like Africa, Sherlock, Luther and on and on. They also use that money to provide one of the only truly independent, unbiased news reporting services. So, you know, swings and roundabouts.

        I dare say you get more value for money from the BBC license fee than you do from your council tax (or whatever they call it now)

    • primalxconvoy

      Search for "unblock us". It's not a vpn and after paying/trying the free trial, you simply change your dns settings (the website gives easy instructions and excellent email support).

      Hope this helps.

  • Kieron Quinn

    A nice selection of downloads there

  • Daniel Smith

    Now they need to stop using Adobe Air for DRM when using 4.3 and above.

  • primalxconvoy

    Now I'll be able to download hd vids my ouya instead of watching awful sd videos with the sound out of sync!