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ABC Radio

By Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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The ABC Radio App gives you access to over 20 radio stations from the ABC. Optimised to deliver fast and easy access to your favourite ABC Radio stations, the ABC Radio App also offers track and program information; weekly schedules; automatic bookmarking of stations; and sharing on Facebook, Twitter or via email.

The ABC Radio app lets you listen to ABC Radio anywhere, anytime; stations include:

•ABC Local Radio, including: 891 ABC Adelaide, 612 ABC Brisbane,666 ABC Canberra, 105.7 ABC Darwin, 91.7 ABC Gold Coast, 936 ABC Hobart, 774 ABC Melbourne, 1233 ABC Newcastle, 720 ABC Perth, 702 ABC Sydney
•ABC Radio National
•ABC Classic FM
•ABC NewsRadio
•ABC Grandstand
•triple j
•triple j Unearthed
•ABC Dig Music
•ABC Jazz
•ABC Country
•ABC Extra - brings you extra coverage of events and ideas that matter - festivals, speeches and addresses, celebrations and commemorations, big unfolding stories and small conferences discussing big ideas.
•Emergency broadcasts

These are all the ABC Radio stations that currently have live radio streams for online and mobile. When new ABC Local Radio streams are created they will appear in the app and this will be announced by the ABC Local Station concerned.

The fully native app is built for speed. Compatible with iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S and 5), iPod touch and iPad. The app is designed for devices running iOS 4.3 and above.

Data consumption:
The app streams HLS over AAC+ at 64kbps, which uses about 29MB/hour.

Note: You are responsible for the data transfer and consumption charges incurred by you when using any ABC app. The ABC disclaims all liability for such charges.

Support and Feedback:
We value your feedback, please send us compliments, suggestions and critique. If you have the App then please use the ‘Send Feedback’ button in the App, if not then please use the ABC Radio Support link to contact us.

What's New in Version 1.2

New in version 1.2 ***

Thanks for your feedback. Our FREE ABC Radio App is now even better.

LIVE RADIO STREAM RESTARTS AFTER AN INTERUPTION: the live radio stream will try to restart after an interruption or drop-out - e.g. after a call ends.

IMPROVED BUFFERING DISPLAY: to show you when a live radio stream is no longer playing, but has started buffering.

PLAY YOUR FAVOURITE ABC RADIO STATION MORE QUICKLY: you can set the live radio streams to AUTOPLAY when the app starts and when you open a station screen; and the app will load more quickly.

BETTER FEEDBACK MECHANISM so we can more effectively help and you don’t have to answer so many questions.

BETTER HELP and FAQ’S SCREEN to answer common questions.

BETTER LAYOUT for the iPhone 5 and 4 inch iPod Touch.

FASTER SHARING with IOS 6 via FACEBOOK AND TWITTER: thanks to single sign-on.

BUG FIXES and stability improvements.

New in version 1.1 ***

BETTER VOICEOVER ACCESSIBILITY for our vision impaired audience.
A SLEEP TIMER so you can go to sleep listening to your favourite ABC Radio program.

THE PROGRAM GUIDE TIMEZONE will now adjust to your timezone, rather than being fixed to the station's timezone.

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Customer Reviews

Solid, could use a few more features

We have this on an old iPhone which is in a speaker dock in our kitchen. We listen to DIG a lot.

A couple of hopefully easy features which would make it even better:

1. A display of the time (we currently have a separate app for this, so have to window between the time app and abc radio. I'd rather have abc radio going and still be able to see what's playing).

2. Access to some of the DIG style info and dig it button. Again, if we want to interact with this it means a lot of jigging around if the phone is in the dock).

3. Can someone work out how to sync the Roy and HG commentary with the tv broadcast in Adelaide this year. Having them out of sync means the games are unwatchable. I was devastated to have them back but not be able to watch and listen.

Thanks ABC. Best 8 cents a day I ever spent.

It's my ABC

Love it! Downloaded so we could listen to the Hottest 100. We live in the hinterland behind Noosa and our town has appalling Triple J reception - fuzzy in the car but nothing in the house. Took a few days to work out it runs on EDST, thought I was going mad. Love the option of switching to my grown-up station as well.
Why do I need to invent some random nickname? I find it hard to believe every one I tried is used...

good, works, but rough edges and not optimised for iPad

pity there is no alarm clock feature for the iOS version

it would have been much better (5 star from me for sure) if it had the ability to message abc stations directly through the app rather than having to drop back to a twitter, SMS or similar app.

also, and a minor point, would nice to do a port to tablet app so that it looks nicer on the larger screen.

ABC Radio
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: 09 September 2013
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 10.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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