Channel 4 add downloading to the iOS and Android 4oD app

4oD on an iPad

Channel 4 have updated the 4oD app for the iPad and iPhone. Version 3.0 of the iOS app adds downloading options enabling downloading and offline viewing of catchup content on the device. Downloaded content is available to watch up to seven days after downloading. Also Channel 4 have added TV collections, editorial picked collections of shows linked by themes.

Channel 4 also updated the Android app with the same downloading features.

The iOS app is free but to use the downloading features you will to sign in to the app (with a free account). The Android app can be found in the Google Play Store.

What’s New in Version 3.0

Version 3.0 is a mandatory update of the 4oD app. It brings new functionality allowing you to download 30-day catch up content to your device then watch offline or abroad. We have also introduced Collections – editorial compilations linking 4oD programmes by theme or subject matter.
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.
4oD is a free app, and our content is free to watch because we are a commercially-funded public service broadcaster. As a publicly-owned, not-for-profit organisation, the revenue we make from advertising doesn’t go to shareholders, it goes back into making more programmes.

Understanding our viewers with respect to their gender, age and where they live gives us data on the demographic of people who watch certain programmes. This helps inform programme decisions and helps attract advertisers – meaning we can make more of the shows you love.
Occasionally, we may also use your address to tell you about relevant Channel 4 events in your area that you might be interested in.

About the author Ian Dixon:
Founder of The Digital Lifestyle.com and host of The Digital Lifestyle Show. Started podcasting in 2005, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP. Lover of gadgets from the Raspberry Pi to the iPad, Android to Windows 8. Also a massive motor racing fan