The BBC has released
a new version of its iPlayer
Desktop for Mac and PC that offers improved downloads of BBC television programs. BBC iPlayer Downloads
, which now no longer uses Adobe AIR nor offers Windows Media files for security and cost reasons, will let users download shows from the on-demand service for later viewing, with users able to cue a download of a show in the client using links on the iPlayer website itself. Existing BBC iPlayer downloads will continue to work until their scheduled expiry dates.