BBC iPlayer Radio launches on Android

BBC iPlayer Radio launches on Android

Back in October I wrote a small piece regarding the launch of iPlayer radio.  At the time the app was only available on iOS with an Android version said to be following soon.

Well, some 6 months later the Android version has finally launched and it looks quite impressive.

Clearly a lot of thought has gone into the app and it follows the holo design guidelines issued by Google.

There is a dial station selector which makes choosing your station all rather easy and the general look and feel is very appealing.

Also included in the app are some great features:

  • Podcasts
  • Video clips
  • Audio clips
  • Track listings from previous shows
  • Full station guide
  • Alarm
  • Night mode

The app is of course free to download from Google Play however there are a couple of known issues:

– Some Samsung Galaxy S3 users may find that audio playback does not work for them for live or on-demand programmes. This is due to a problem with a specific recent firmware version for this device. Devices purchased independently of your network operator should not be impacted. A firmware fix has been deployed by Samsung but may take some time to be rolled out across all networks. Podcast and video playback should not be affected.

– On demand/catchup programmes from local and regional stations are not yet available