BBC concludes rollout of iPlayer Radio app
BBC concludes rollout of iPlayer Radio app
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BBC concludes rollout of iPlayer Radio app

BBC iPlayer Radio app is now
available globally as the BBC has delivered the last stage of its international roll out.

Available in the UK since 2012, the free BBC iPlayer Radio app takes BBC Radio programmes international, including BBC World Service English.

BBC World Service in English, which has a global audience of 66m, will automatically display on a touchscreen dial when users outside the UK open the app for the first time. Users can spin the dial to access more BBC Radio stations and discover more content including news, music, drama, comedy.

As well as access to live radio programmes, users around the world with the app can:

  • Catch up or listen again to their favourite BBC Radio programmes
  • Download podcasts to enjoy anywhere, even when offline
  • Browse and listen to carefully curated BBC Radio highlights and collections
  • View daily schedules and categories quickly and easily
  • Discover audio and video clips, including many live performances
  • See what tracks are playing on air as well as track lists for on-demand programmes
  • Wake up to and doze off to BBC Radio with a built-in alarm clock and night mode

James Montgomery, Digital Development Director, BBC News and Current Affairs, says: “The new international BBC iPlayer Radio app makes it easier for audiences around the world to discover and enjoy the richness of our output – both live radio and to downloaded content.

“We hope that the app will be a destination on mobile homescreens for audiences around the world who want to explore the breadth of BBC radio, from news and current affairs to drama, comedy and music. This launch also comes at a time when the UK is at the centre of a huge news story which the BBC is helping to explain to audiences worldwide.”

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