If you want to watch your favourite BBC programmes offline, on the go, or outside the UK, you can use the BBC iPlayer Downloads app to download them on your Mac. Here are the steps to follow:
Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/install and click on the Download for Mac button.
Double-click the downloaded file and drag the BBC iPlayer Downloads icon into the Applications folder.
Open the Applications folder in Finder and double-click BBC iPlayer Downloads.
Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer and find the programmes you want to download.
Click on the Download option and choose between Download in SD or Download in HD.
The programme will start downloading and appear in the BBC iPlayer Downloads app.
You can watch the downloaded programme in the app when you're offline, on the go, or outside the UK. Just remember that the download will expire after a certain period of time, depending on the programme.
You can also use the Series Record feature to subscribe to any BBC TV series and have new episodes automatically downloaded to your Mac as soon as they become available. To do this, click on Series Record when you download a programme from a series. You can manage your subscriptions in the Settings menu of the app.
If you have any questions or problems with downloading BBC iPlayer videos on Mac, you can check the Getting started with BBC iPlayer Downloads on computers page or contact the BBC iPlayer help team.
Downloading BBC iPlayer videos on Mac allows you to enjoy your favourite programmes without worrying about internet connection, data usage, or geo-restrictions. You can also watch them in high quality and with subtitles if available. However, you should be aware of some limitations and conditions when using this feature.
First of all, you need to have a valid TV licence to download and watch BBC iPlayer videos on any device. This is because the BBC iPlayer service is funded by the licence fee and is only available for UK residents. If you are outside the UK, you can still download programmes that are available in your region, but you may not be able to access all the content that is available in the UK.
Finally, you need to have enough storage space on your Mac to download and store the programmes. The size of each programme depends on its duration and quality, but you can check it before downloading it. You can also change the destination folder where the downloads are stored in the Settings menu of the app. If you want to free up some space, you can delete the programmes that you have already watched or that have expired from the app. ec8f644aee