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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

Minor maintenance release.

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

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

    by Jane Money on 15/09/2014

    Been driving me mad on my hudl for days. Once you touch the slider that is it. The BBC might say it takes you back to the start but it doesn't. You cannot access any part of the programme EVER. I gave up on the serial I was trying to listen to and tried to access another programme and can only get one second of that before it throws me out. And yet it all looks so good until you actually want

  • (61 stars)

    by Chris Rhymes on 14/09/2014

    Really easy to use.

  • (61 stars)

    by Zoe Foster on 14/09/2014

    Why won't this app work on my s3 mini? Google play says it's installed but the icon on my phone says it's not! Grrr! If I want to open it I have to go into Google play store every time! Such a shame, as it's a great app (when I can get it to open.)

  • (61 stars)

    by Andrew Morty on 14/09/2014

    why do you exclude this show, surely it's not that hard to include it in the On Demand list?

  • (61 stars)

    by Craig Boyes on 13/09/2014

    Great app. Get it.

  • (61 stars)

    by peter marsh on 13/09/2014

    App works OK for live feeds but will not let me have on demand radio Newcastle Paddy McDee. Says not available on this device which is Samsung Galaxy tab 2 10.1. Useless to me as I like to listen tohis programme if I have missed it.

  • (61 stars)

    by Chris Tait on 13/09/2014

    Absolute pish