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



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  • en_croute

    Ahh. finally the BBC catches up with Resco Radio, (streaming BBC radio since MDA Compact on Windows Mobile) althought they seem to have added some good features. Not sure how useful the podcasting is – if you’re in to that why would you want a seperate app for your BBC podcasts?