Updated iPlayer app brings show downloads to Android devices
The updated iPlayer app lets you download to Android devices for the first time.
The BBC has updated its iPlayer app for Android, letting you download shows to your Google-powered device. The feature has only been available on the iOS version of the app before.
Downloads are free, and will last for 30 days. Once you've pressed Play, you'll get another seven days.
The iPhone iPlayer app has had this feature for a year now. The updated Android app will only work on devices running Android Jelly Bean or Ice Cream Sandwich. This is because only these builds offer the right level of protection for the programmes, according to Berlin.
It should mean that 70 per cent of Android owners with compatible devices should be able to download from today. The BBC will extend it to more devices in the future, and add new ones as they launch.
While you're downloading you can also go off and do something else on your phone, which you currently can't do with the iOS version. So it seems the BBC is compensating Android users for the delay in launching the feature.
Shows will download in High Quality by default, but you can switch to Standard Quality if you want to take up less space and get the show quicker.
The BBC is working with Amazon to add the original Kindle Fire and the to the list.
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