The BBC Trust has insisted that Brits should be allowed to download radio shows to their devices in the same way as TV shows have been made available - and the service should arrive by next year.
Currently, if you have an iOS Apple device or a laptop you can download most television shows to watch offline, although this has understandably left Android owners a little nonplussed.
And now radio will be made available, which could well prove to be a popular option given the wealth of popular shows across the publicly-funded broadcaster. It should be noted that much of the popular stuff is already available as offline-ready podcasts.
The BBC Trust's decision has been welcomed by the BBC, who anticipate the work will take "some months yet".
Shot in the arm
It could be also be a shot in the arm for some of the radio shows that would seem to be ideal for commuters without a steady connection.
Comedy shows like Just a Minute, for instance, will be hoping that they can continue their popularity on download after proving a hit on the connected service.
Of course, the radio shows will be protected by digital right management (DRM) and will last for 30 days from broadcast and a further seven from first listen.
TechRadar has asked the BBC what devices the downloadable content will be available on, but it's apparently "too soon to say".
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