From March 11, the broadcaster is getting rid of the ability to watch its shows without an internet connection due to a lack of use of the feature for its streaming service.
Programmes already downloaded will still be able to be viewed until April 8.
The BBC said: "We have started the process of closing the Desktop Downloads App. Downloading programmes from a computer or laptop will no longer be available from Monday 11 March. You can still watch your existing downloads until Monday 8 April 2024.
"You can also still download your favourite programmes on your mobile device, and add programmes to your Watchlist to return later."