Last September the BBC released an update for the Android version of their BBC iPlayer application, allowing user to download videos straight to their device, however it was only for a select few until today, as the application has just been updated to support. any Android device that runs ICS or above.
“In response to public demand, instead of our previous policy of comprehensively testing specific devices before enabling downloads, we are now offering video downloads functionality by default to all Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich or above,” announced the BBC.
This is all part of BBC’s larger scheme to extend the features of its app to all devices, not just those which run on Android, and their doing quite well at it so far, with 96% of BBC iPlayer users, and more than 5,000 different devices now compatible with the video downloads.
However this isn’t without bugs, and the BBC have stated that some users may experience some error issues. “We can’t promise that we will fix every issue that is brought to our attention (there may be device limitations that prevent us from doing so) but we will seek to address problems according to the complexity of the issue.“
The app was also launched for iOS back in 2011.