The official UK Radio app, designed in partnership with the BBC and the UK radio industry. 500 UK stations, and thousands of podcasts and catchup shows, with no sign-in or registration, and no extra in-app advertising.
Find your favourite stations faster, in our new app design. Control your listening easily, with the new features in our expanding playbar. Discover new radio stations, shows, and podcasts – and see at-a-glance when new episodes are available.
Tune in to stations and shows on all your devices, with Chromecast, Apple CarPlay, Apple AirPlay, Apple Watch, and Bluetooth support. Radioplayer sounds great on high-quality speakers, because we offer hi-fi streams direct from broadcasters, which other apps can't access.
Take radio to bed, with our Alarm Clock and Sleep Timer. Play your favourites with one tap, using Easy Mode. This is the definitive UK radio app for iPad and iPhone.
This radio app has everything from news and sport - to pop, rock, indie, dance, jazz, soul, and classical. It's perfect for live Premier League football, Ashes cricket, Wimbledon tennis, F1 at the weekend, Festivals over the summer, and Christmas radio stations. It’s the perfect music app, a great podcast player, and it’s ideal for football live streams too.
Follow us on Twitter to get updates and to hear when new stations are added - we're @UKRadioplayer. UK Radioplayer Ltd is a not-for-profit company, aimed at making radio listening easier. We're backed by the BBC (owners of stations like BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC 5 live Sports Extra, BBC Asian Network, and BBC Radio 6 Music).
Our partners also include Bauer Radio (who run Kiss, Kisstory, Magic, Kerrang, Greatest Hits Radio, Jazz FM, Planet Rock, Absolute Radio, Absolute Radio 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and Classic Rock), and Global Radio (owners of stations like Heart, Capital, Gold, LBC, Radio X, Capital Xtra, Chill, Classic FM, and Smooth).
We also feature hundreds of other stations like Virgin Radio, talkSPORT, and Fun Kids - plus community and student stations – so there's something for everyone. Radio for iPad, Radio for iPhone. Take your favourite stations, sounds, and shows everywhere you go.
- Shows ‘now playing’ information when using CarPlay
- App screen stays in sync when switching stations using Bluetooth controls
- Screen layout issues addressed on iPhone XR
- General bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Just works perfectly
Of all the radio player apps I've tried, including the specific apps for specific stations, this is the only one that has worked flawlessly. I can find all the uk stations I want and they very very very ever drop and tbh that's probably more likely my signal where I work.
I specifically like one little feature which never works on any other apps ive tried is that they work flawlessly with AirPods! When I pause or remove a pod when I double tap/ put the pod back in, the app starts again as it would the music player, every other app I use freaks out when you pause/ take a pod and you have to use the phone to start again. It's a small thing but my favourite .
I would like then to add world radio support in the future 😎
A better, free, low memory radio
A well thought out user interface, genuine functionality, and for those trying to squeeze as many apps on to their mobile device as possible such as myself, low memory cost.
I’d pay for this app. £2, £5. If I did pay for apps that is. I don’t. Except in sharing some usage data.
Compared to the alternatives this nifty little free radio app raises its head slightly above the reach of it’s competitors. Personal favourite: no hideous pop up ads timed to ruin your experience as much as possible under the guise of a ‘free’ experience.
Quality, not harassment, should be the primary tactic of app developers seeking income. And this app’s developers appear to have taken that approach.
Why no 5 stars? It does what it says it will do, what is meant to do: which is great, brilliant. But nothing life changing. Apps rarely do that, such as Evernote, Spark email, Google Photos. Apps that take things to the next level. This app doesn’t. Which makes this app up there with the best of the rest...
Best UK radio app.
I’ve tried all the generic type of radio player apps over the years. This is by far the best I’ve come across. It’s totally free with no subscriptions ! It offers Apple Watch functionality too. It’s so user friendly to use and encompasses everything I’m looking for in a radio player app. When you download the app it will use your location to set your local radio stations. I live in the UK and this app picks up all the radio stations I’m looking for.
I would thoroughly recommend this app to anybody living in the UK.
- UK Radioplayer Limted
- 48.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © UK Radioplayer Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.