BBC Launches A Paid Downloads Store

BBC Launches A Paid Downloads Store

The BBC Store will be fully integrated into iPlayer, so programmes users purchase will appear under 'My Programmes' on the web and eventually in various versions of the app, to stream on mobile devices and streaming boxes.

The store will also be accessible directly from iPlayer, though the Beeb said the massively popular free service will continue to offer shows for viewing 30 days after broadcast, just as before.

At launch however things are a little more clunky, forcing you to buy programmes on the BBC Store then jump to iPlayer on the web to watch them. Offline viewing is possible on desktop through the BBC Store Download Manager, while BBC Store apps for iOS and Android are being developed to enable that on mobile.

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