Channel Four have managed to pull their fingers out and deliver downloadable offline content via their 4OD app.
This is great news for Tablet owners as there is now a decent source for legal offline content available through an app. It’s actually surprising when you think about it, but there are very few other sources that deliver downloadable video content.
Download is over WiFi only, in the UK and Republic of Ireland. After downloading, you have up to seven days to watch a show. Downloading is free. All you need to do is register with us, sign in to the 4oD app on your mobile or tablet and, if you haven’t already done so, give us your address.
As well as the option for offline viewing, Channel 4 has also introduced another new feature termed Collections, the company describes these as “editorial compilations linking 4oD programmes by theme or subject matter”.
Still no downloadable content from the BBC though. When might we expect offline downloads for the Android iPlayer app? The BBC have promised this for 2013, so fingers crossed.