Three more Android devices now support BBC iPlayer app's offline viewing

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Only 11 devices supported BBC iPlayer's offline viewing feature when it arrived on Android, but now three more have passed the network's thorough testing process. Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 mini are joining that initial list, thanks to the app's latest update on Google Play. The feature lets you download shows and save episodes for up to 30 days on your phone or tablet, although that timespan shortens to 7 days after the first time you press play. If your gadget still isn't included in that slightly longer roster -- a shame if you've been wanting to watch that particular EastEnders episode -- don't worry. BBC says the app will be able to add offline viewing support to more devices in the future without the need for another update.

Update: You can also add the Kindle Fire 7 and Kindle Fire 7 HD to that list, assuming your tastes run to Amazon's Appstore. Senior Product Manager David Berlin also provided more context for the slow rollout, stating that some devices experienced bugs that caused hard resets or disabled the iPlayer app entirely. Because of those issues, the network has chosen to test thoroughly before enabling support, even on newer high-powered hardware.

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