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September 6, 2013

BBC iPlayer For Android Updated To Version 2.0

Yesterday the BBC released version 2.0 of its iPlayer. and while it may not have that long of a change log, the features it introduces are major ones. One thing that will be bring smiles on users faces is the app now supports full downloads.


Users can download TV shows for free and keep them on their devices for up to 30 days. Just keep in mind that they will expire a week after first being played. Users can only download via a WiFi connection, but they have the choice between standard and high quality video.

 SS1 What’s New

  • DOWNLOADS ARE HERE for a range of devices running ICS or above!
  • Download TV shows for free
  • Watch on your way to work, on holiday, or keep your kids quiet in the car, with no buffering and no network connection
  • Keep downloads for up to 30 days. They expire 7 days after 1st play
  • Programmes download over WiFi only
  • Download in Standard or High Quality

And we’ll be enabling more devices over the next few months.

What else is included?

  • Android 4.3 support
  • Other BBC apps
  • Crash and bug fixes

BBC iPlayer


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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini