The broadcaster plans to get rid of iPlayer downloads for PCs and Macs, which will mean viewers can no longer watch content anywhere without an internet connection on those devices.
Existing users can continue to enjoy it, but new users are unable to download it.
Viewers will still be able to download the content through the application, which is available on cell phones and tablets.
Viewer Steven Gerrard wrote on X, formerly Twitter: '”We have begun the process of closing the Desktop Downloads app.
“Downloading programs from a computer or laptop will no longer be available from Monday, March 11.” Why?? This is terrible news. I watch almost all my BBC programs on my MacBook :('
He added: “It's really inconvenient as I often watch things when there's no Wi-Fi.”
After the decision is communicated by the Cable hunter another viewer, Arthur Booty, was concerned about the quality of programs on smaller screens.
“I DO NOT want to look at a small mobile screen with poor sound quality to watch a wildlife movie/drama/show, etc., originally produced in HD,” they expressed.
Andrew Joynson added: “This is a discriminatory move by the BBC. Why do tablet and phone users receive superior service? I don't have an iPad and I don't want to watch on my phone, so now I'll be one of the tens of thousands of people who stop downloading content to watch at my convenience.
Metro.co.uk has contacted the BBC for comment.
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