Absolute Radio

Absolute Radio

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There’s an Absolute Radio station for every decade. The official Absolute Radio player app is the best way to listen to music from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s & 2000s, plus Absolute Classic Rock and Absolute Radio – home of the No Repeat Guarantee, Frank Skinner, Ian Wright and The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show.

You won’t find any plastic pop pap on our stations, but you will find real guitars, real drums and real singers with music from artists such as The Beatles, Arcade Fire, Adele, Foo Fighters, U2, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, Duran Duran, REM, Muse, Coldplay, Oasis, The Kings of Leon, Queen & The Killers. With the No Repeat Guarantee you won’t hear the same song twice between 10am-5pm on any of our stations.

UK listeners can sign-in to hear fewer ads and more music.

Listen to:

» Absolute Radio
» Absolute Radio 60s
» Absolute Radio 70s
» Absolute 80s
» Absolute Radio 90s
» Absolute Radio 00s
» Absolute Classic Rock


» Intelligent streaming gives you CD quality on a WiFi connection and prevents audio-stuttering when you’re out and about.

» See what’s playing now on all seven Absolute Radio stations.

» RadioSync shows you what's been happening since you tuned in, and lets you see what's coming up next.

» Instant access to over 20,000 podcasts. Save your favourites and be notified via Push when a new episode is available for you.

» Contact the studio by phone, SMS, email or AudioBoo.

» Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

This app dynamically links to a library compiled from the FFmpeg open source project which is licensed under the LGPLv2.1. No GPL components are included. This source used can be found at: http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/opensource/ffmpeg-4f7d2fe-android-2011-03-07.tar.gz and we built it with the options "--enable-shared --disable-symver --enable-small --optimization-flags=-O2 --disable-encoders --disable-ffserver"

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A small maintenance update.

Comments and ratings for Absolute Radio
  • (64 stars)

    by Philip Jesney on 21/04/2014

    I listen to absolute via dab or the radioplayer app as this one will not let me listen in hq even though like others I've got an account and have GPS turned on yet it still won't find me I've even taken to standing down the garden to help the signal but s

  • (64 stars)

    by Joseph MacColl on 20/04/2014

    If I had wanted an app that sounded like medium wave, this would be ideal, even when streaming on wi-fi. Better to listen via tune-in app.

  • (64 stars)

    by Richard waddington on 18/04/2014

    Needs to offer HQ quality on mobile signal not just WiFi. Also app stops when I get a notification. These need sorting for 5 stars

  • (64 stars)

    by Jason Williams on 17/04/2014

    Good app. However awful quality over 3G. Sounds like a cheap radio tuned into MW. HQ only available over Wi-Fi. Surely the quality can be better than this? Top app over WiFi. Sort out the 3G quality for 5 stars.

  • (64 stars)

    by Andy Haymes on 16/04/2014

    The OC ace

  • (64 stars)

    by Darren Carter on 15/04/2014

    Works well. Great being able to see the tracks

  • (64 stars)

    by Millie Butt on 14/04/2014

    Best digital radio station ever