Blinkbox today announced that iPad and Android tablet owners will be able to enjoy playback without an internet connection, thanks to a new offline mode. Just like we've had with music streaming services for some time, Blinkbox will allow subscribers to download their chosen film or TV show to watch on the go – perfect for travelling or in areas with poor signal.

Arriving just in time for the holiday season, co-founder and CEO of Blinkbox, Adrian Letts commented on the announcement:

"The ability to watch offline on tablets is one of the most frequently requested features and will transform the way many customers use blinkbox – whether that's by allowing more freedom to watch what they want in the home – or taking their entertainment on the move. I am pleased that we have been able to introduce download to tablet in time for the Christmas holidays so those who want to sneak off to bed, the pub or even another country can download a movie or their latest box set obsession and take it with them to enjoy without a connection."

The new watch offline update allows subscribers to download content on up to five connected devices. Tesco is also looking to push its new Hudl 2 tablet, which went live last month and has the Blinkbox app pre-loaded.

Source: Blinkbox