The BBC’s not content with allowing programmes to be side-loaded onto MP3 players and mobiles, and it’s not happy with streaming them either. It’s just announced direct downloads will be coming to mobiles soon.
The Beeb has announced a deal to pack its programmes with DRM that’ll allow them to be downloaded onto phones, ready for watching whenever you like.
That means you won’t need to be in a Wi-Fi hotspot to enjoy shows on the move.
Using technology from the Open Mobile Alliance, it’ll now expand iPlayer availability beyond the Nokia N96, testing more devices and rolling out support over the coming months.
Of course, that’s no comfort to iPhone owners, who will be limited to streaming for the time being, due to Apple’s restrictions on file formats accessed by the handset.
TBC | £free | BBC