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Radioplayer - free UK radio

By UK Radioplayer Ltd

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The official UK Radio app, designed in partnership with the BBC, now with full Chromecast/Google Cast support, an Alarm Clock and a Sleep Timer.

Stream hundreds of UK radio stations, and thousands of great podcasts and catchup shows - all for free. Scroll through radio recommended just for you, see what's local or trending, save your favourite stations and shows, and play them with one tap. Hook up your AirPlay/Bluetooth speakers, or link with Apple Watch and CarPlay - this is the definitive UK radio app for iPad and iPhone.

All BBC stations, and hundreds more great British radio streams, on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Tune in to live streams of radio, or browse our on-demand programmes and podcasts, including hundreds of shows from the BBC iPlayer.

This radio app has everything from news and sport - to pop, rock, indie, dance, jazz, soul, and classical. It's perfect for football, Ashes cricket, Wimbledon tennis, and F1 at the weekend.

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, 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).

Other stations in Radioplayer include talkSPORT, Jazz FM, Fun Kids, Ministry of Sound, Free radio, Gaydio, NME Radio, Radio Caroline, Radio Jackie, Sky Sports News Radio, and TeamRock.

We also feature community and student stations – so there's something for everyone. Radio for iPad, Radio for iPhone. Discover your perfect radio.

What's New in Version 3.8

- New ‘live feed’ for stations, showing Music, Twitter and Facebook
- Increased number of Favourites you can store
- Improved Catchup lists, including better chronological ordering
- Better Search performance, particularly for Catchup


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Customer Reviews

Great Radio App

I switched to this app as my previous radio player app was taking longer and longer to buffer and bizarrely when I did manage to connect to my favourite station it was usually running about three minutes behind the actual time, which used to really throw me when I was getting ready for work. This app opens quickly, connects to stations almost instantly and has so far only crashed once in the couple of months that I have been using it [I use it at least once a day, often several times]. There is a multitude of stations from which to choose, you can mark and order your favourites and it offers catch up capabilities. It's not the most stylish app I've ever seen but at the end of the day I'm listening to it, not looking at it. A stable, all-round great app!

Mrs Oakley

Absolutely great app. And I love the way I can put my favourite stations into an order, I haven't got to hunt for them. I just love it. Best app by far.
And also,,, a big plus, if I miss a show, I can go to catch up, and listen anytime, or as many times that I want. Also play it through my home music centre.
One thing if I could add, I wish there was a fifties station, ie, absolute 50s. I can only find stations that go back to the sixties, and I'd love a bit of the old rock n roll. (The 'rock' stations are not old.)

So far so good

This app is great, especially when in the car. I live in an area where I am amongst different radio stations and some of my preferred are towards where I least travel. Sound quality is great and you can basically get every radio channel in Britain! However upon entering the car you do have to manually start the whole app and select the station, it would be very useful if it autoplayed as soon as it connected to the Bluetooth.

Radioplayer - free UK radio
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.8
  • Size: 60.1 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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