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As expected, the BBC Store has just launched, with a raft of classic TV shows available to buy and keep digitally.

Its library comprises over 7,000 hours of TV, including classic shows like 'Dad's Army' and 'Morecombe & Wise' that have never been available in digital formats before.

It's not complete though. The mobile apps aren't ready yet, and it only streams through a browser, so if you want to watch on your TV you'll have to find a way to fling content to it from your phone, tablet or laptop.

It connects to iPlayer, so on the web you'll find the shows you've bought under the Purchased tab in My Programmes.

You can also watch offline using the BBC Store Download Manager.

Eventually you'll be able to watch shows through the regular iPlayer apps, but not yet. The BBC says apps for Android, iOS, games consoles and smart TVs won't arrive until next year.

As well as classic shows, the service offers a broad swathe of current fare like 'Doctor Who'. In fact, the Beeb aims to have shows currently airing available on the service by 1am the next day.

Single episodes start at £1.89, which is pretty competitive, and an average six-part series will set you back £7.99. SD and HD options are also available.

Source: BBC Store

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