BBC iPlayer offline playback: More details unveiled
As we noted yesterday, the BBC's homegrown iOS media player, iPlayer, now allows offline viewing for downloaded content through its app. It is still unavailable in the US, but a year-long international rollout is currently being tested. Some additional details are now available about how the app works and how long you'll be able to keep content.
Offline is a welcome addition for those who frequent areas where there is no WiFi or spotty signal, although iPlayer will also expire offline content seven days after you begin watching a specific item. You can store the content for 30 days, but once you start watching you have seven days to finish.
According to a statement given to the Guardian, you'll be able to fit up to 50 hours of standard-definition TV and about half that of HD content.
[via Digital Trends]
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