How can I watch programmes when I'm offline?

You can download programmes from BBC iPlayer to watch anywhere, whether you're at home or on the go. So even if you're miles from WiFi, or your broadband's buffering, you can still enjoy your favourite shows.


On a computer or laptop

On desktop and laptop computers you'll need to use our BBC iPlayer Downloads application. You can find out all you need to know about BBC iPlayer Downloads, including how to install it and how to use it, in the following FAQs: 

If you're having problems downloading programmes on your computer, try the steps in the Troubleshooting problems with downloads on a computer or laptop page. 


On a mobile or tablet

On compatible Android and Amazon Fire mobiles and tablets, and on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices, you can download programmes using the BBC iPlayer app. The BBC iPlayer app is available from the following stores:

Just tap Download underneath the episode you want to download. Have a look at the How and when will programmes download to my mobile or tablet? FAQ for more information about downloading programmes on your mobile or tablet.


How long can I keep programmes I've downloaded? 

Downloaded programmes are available for the same amount of time as they are on the BBC iPlayer website or app. So if a programme is available for 30 days, you'll have until the end of that same 30-day period to watch the download. 

At the end of that availability period, downloaded programmes will be deleted. So keep an eye on the expiry date of each programme you download to make sure you don't miss out!