If you want to watch a video when you aren't connected to Wi-Fi or a cell network, you can choose to download videos to your Android device using the TBN app. This is a great tool when watching on an airplane or other places without Wi-Fi.
- Go to the video you want to download within the app.
- Play the video.
- Tap the video to show the video player options.
- Tap the download icon, which is just to the right of the heart icon and your video will start downloading.
- You will need to keep the TBN app open until the video has finished downloading, but you can switch to other apps while it’s downloading. Just do not completely exit the TBN app while your download is in progress, otherwise it will not complete it.
- At the bottom navigation, tap Home.
- Scroll all the way to the bottom and you will see a Downloaded Episodes section which will have all of your downloads.
Here is how to remove downloaded videos when you have finished watching them and/or to free up space on your Android device.
- Tap on Home in the bottom navigation of the TBN app.
- Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen to the Downloaded Episodes section.
- Tap on the + icon of the video you want to remove.
- Tap on Downloaded.
- Tap on DELETE DOWNLOAD.
- The video has now been removed.
The length of time it takes to download is dependent on a number of factors, most likely Wi-Fi or data connection, as well as the length of the video. It varies so much that it isn't possible to give an estimate of a standard length of time. However, you can also check to see if you've disabled HD downloads in the profile settings on the seller app. To do so, just open the app and tap Profile. Under the Download Settings section, tap HDDownloads to toggle the setting on.
In addition, the app must remain open (i.e. app open and screen on) during the entire download in order to prevent the operating system from stopping the download. If you're downloading a large file, you may want to adjust your device's battery-saving settings to prevent it from sleeping until your download is finished.
Duration of video availability offline
DRM impacts how long a video can remain available offline in the app without an internet connection. Currently, when offline, you have 30 days to start playback; you then have 48 hours to finish playback once it has started before you need to reconnect to the internet to obtain a new license if the content has DRM. Offline access to non-DRM content does not expire. It's not possible to redirect storage to an external device for security reasons, so the video can only be viewed from within the app.