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]
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
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