BBC radio programmes are now available to download for free from the iPlayer app, and be kept on your device for 30 days.
Multiple programmes can be downloaded at once, after installing the latest iPlayer Radio App on iOS, Android or Kindle smartphones or tablets. The programmes will be added to their download queue and downloaded whenever the device is connected to Wi-Fi
Andrew Scott, General Manager of Product, Radio & Music, BBC Digital, says: “With over 860m requests for radio streams across all devices on BBC iPlayer Radio in 2014, we’re thrilled to bring offline listening to our audiences. We know this is something they’ve been asking for and we have been working hard to make it possible. Now they will have more choice than ever to listen to their favourite programmes, with all downloads available for 30 days and no need to worry about mobile data limits.”
The BBC Trust approved the move in 2013, saying downloads would be available in 2014.
Mark Friend, Controller of Radio & Music Multiplatform, BBC Radio, says: “The spectacular success of the BBC’s podcasts, with around 70 million downloads in May, shows that people want to download high-quality audio to listen to at their convenience.
“Extending this to make almost all of the BBC’s radio programmes downloadable, including Comedy, Music and Drama, will delight our audience who have been asking for this. From The Proms and the Essential Mix to Just A Minute and Afternoon Drama, things won’t be the same again with your favourite BBC shows at your fingertips and easy to listen to on the move.”