As we noted yesterday, the BBC’s homegrown iOS media player, iPlayer, now allows offline viewing for downloaded content through its app. It is still unavailable in the US, but a year-long international rollout is currently being tested. Some additional details are now available about how the app works and how long you’ll be able to keep content.

Offline is a welcome addition for those who frequent areas where there is no WiFi or spotty signal, although iPlayer will also expire offline content seven days after you begin watching a specific item. You can store the content for 30 days, but once you start watching you have seven days to finish.

According to a statement given to the Guardian, you’ll be able to fit up to 50 hours of standard-definition TV and about half that of HD content.

[via Digital Trends]

BBC iPlayer offline playback: More details unveiled originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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