The BBC has updated its iPhone and iPad app, allowing mobile downloads as an alternative to streaming for the first time. Until now, programmes could only be downloaded to PCs and Macs for later viewing. The move opens up a new way for people to watch BBC content on the move.Starting this week on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, users can download shows from BBC iPlayer over Wi-Fi in advance by adding them to a ‘download queue’. This new mobile downloads feature is initially available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices running iOS 5.1 and the BBC said it would bring the feature to Android phones and tablets soon. The public broadcaster said today’s launch builds on its strategy to move iPlayer beyond the PC and make more content available across mobile, tablet and internet connected TVs. In July, there were 30 million requests for BBC iPlayer TV programmes via a mobile or tablet, an increase of 142% year on year.
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September 11th, 2012 | Uncategorized | Charlie | Comments Off