BBC iPlayer Radio

BBC iPlayer Radio

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

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- Listen live to all BBC Radio stations
- Browse hundreds of on-demand programmes
- Download podcasts to listen on the go
- Discover new music with Playlister
- Amazing audio quality over WiFi or 3G/4G
- Radio alarm - wake up with live radio
- Video and audio clips, including many live performances
- Schedules that go backwards by 7 days for easy catch-up
- Set reminders for future shows
- Connect to Bluetooth audio devices
- Share programmes and tracks with your friends

Please note: Streaming radio is a data-intensive service.

The BBC does not charge for mobile content, but your operator's charges for using the internet over mobile networks may apply, and may be significantly increased whilst roaming outside of the UK. Connecting via WiFi is recommended where possible.

Known Issues:

- Due to a firmware issue with some Samsung devices (including the Galaxy S4) specifically those running 4.4.2 Touchwiz version of Android, any kind of ‘seeking’ within the audio is currently failing. When you stop listening, the app remembers the position and then tries to seek back to that position when you resume playback (which also happens if connectivity is briefly lost). Because of this firmware fault, this currently fails and playback begins from the start of the programme. Samsung have confirmed that the problem is rectified in a forthcoming patch release which should be rolled out to end users soon.
NB: Devices running alternative firmware or custom roms should not be affected

- Some Samsung Galaxy users (using 4.1.2 Touchwiz) may find that audio playback does not work for them for live or on-demand programmes. A firmware fix has been deployed by Samsung but may take some time to be rolled out across all networks. Please check for software updates if you have problems using the app. Podcast and video playback should not be affected.
- On demand/catchup programmes from local and regional stations are not yet available
- Video clips are not currently available for Intel-based devices, such as the Motorola Razr-i, or Orange San Diego

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Recently changed in this version

This release improves the usability of notifications on Android Lollipop.

We value your feedback and if you wish to get in touch with us, please do so by email (radiofeedback@bbc.co.uk) or via our Twitter account (@BBCiPlayerRadio)


Comments and ratings for BBC iPlayer Radio
  • (61 stars)

    by Annie on 20/01/2015

    Only BBC 4 Extra works. The other stations are all dead. Fix it and I'll give higher rating.

  • (61 stars)

    by Jo Kidd on 20/01/2015

    When you press play the little circle just goes round and round then it goes back to the play button. It works on desktop. Sorry couldn't find any other way of reporting it.

  • (61 stars)

    by Barry Keal on 20/01/2015

    After about 5 minutes the player stops for a random time (quite a few minutes) then starts again. Clumsy interface which makes it harder to use when mobile. Much better with 3rd party app. Best combination of apps is Beyond Pod for podcasts and British Radios for live broadcasts.

  • (61 stars)

    by Nick P on 20/01/2015

    How can the BBC release this with no lanscape orientation on a tablet? Expected better.

  • (61 stars)

    by James Holder on 19/01/2015

    The app performs well overall, however having to download every episode of a podcast manually, and having no subscribe feature leaves me wanting.

  • (61 stars)

    by James Ruddy on 19/01/2015

    My last phone blackberry bold not supported I change to the samsung S5 and cant catch up with my favourite programme because device is not supported what devices do you support BBC!?

  • (61 stars)

    by J Berg on 19/01/2015

    This app is simply perfect on Sony Xperia V.

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