BBC iPlayer Downloads app

Watch your favourite shows anywhere

  1. Check if you need to uninstall any previous versions of the Downloads app
  2. Install the Downloads app using the button below
  3. After installation, visit
  4. Find programmes you'd like to download on the iPlayer website, and click the download link for the programme.
  5. Your download will appear in the Downloads app ready for you to watch.

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BBC iPlayer Downloads app

What’s new?

Watch while downloading

Watch while downloading

Now there’s no need to wait for downloads to finish before you start watching.

Improved downloads library

Improved downloads library

Want to sort by series? Or see which download expires first? Now you can.

In-app episode list

In-app episode list

Watching a series? Download episodes straight from the app. Much simpler.

Already have our Downloads app installed?

Check the version of your Downloads app

Any Downloads app with the version number starting 1 (e.g. 1.14.2) must be uninstalled before installing the new Downloads app. This is the old version of the Downloads app.

If your app has a version number starting 2, you don’t need to take any further steps.

How do I check the version number of my app?

Open the Downloads app and click on Settings at the top of the screen. The app version will be displayed at the top of the Settings screen.

I have version 1.x of the Downloads app installed, what should I do?

  1. Delete the old app first. Programmes you’ve downloaded in the old app will not transfer over to the newer app. So make sure you’ve watched them all first. (Or you could always download them again in the new app.)

    You can find out how to uninstall the old app in How to install and uninstall BBC iPlayer Downloads.

  2. You’re now ready to install the new Downloads app. You can use the link below. You’ll need to set up “Series Record” again from scratch in the new app.

Installation problems?

Please check our help section.