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BBC iPlayer Radio app - Downloads available

In addition to podcasts, you can download most BBC iPlayer Radio programmes to listen offline for 30 days after they're broadcast.You'll have until the end of the same 30-day period to listen to the download. You can learn more about these features in our What’s the difference between Downloads, Podcasts and Streaming? FAQ.

The app will remove downloaded programmes at the end of the 30-day period. So keep an eye on the expiry date of each programme you download to make sure you don't miss out. 

Some programmes are only available for a shorter period or are not available to download at all. This is because we have different rights agreements for different types of programmes e.g. sporting events.

However, the Podcasts that you have downloaded will not expire. You can find further information about downloading podcasts in our FAQs about Podcasts


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