The BBC iPlayer app on Android received a major update last September when it added the ability to download full episodes of shows and save them for up to 30 days. The downside to that feature, however, was that it was only supported on a mere 11 devices approved by the developers. This afternoon, the iPlayer app was finally updated with support for downloading videos on any device running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher.

The functionality itself still works the same. The videos you save will automatically be deleted seven days after you first view it, or 30 days after the initial download. You can also only download content over WiFi and you have the ability to choose either high-quality video or standard.

The update is available on the Play Store now, but unfortunately, the BBC iPlayer app is still exclusive to UK users. Those of us in other countries will have to find another source for our British content.

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