The official BBC iPlayer Radio app for listening to BBC Radio wherever you go.

- Listen live to BBC Radio stations from across the UK and World Service
- Catch up or listen again to your favourite BBC Radio programmes
- Download programmes and podcasts to enjoy anywhere, even 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
- Wake up to and doze off to BBC Radio with a built-in alarm clock and night mode
- Chromecast and Chromecast Audio support

A network connection is required in order to access content.

When using the Apple CarPlay enabled version of the BBC iPlayer Radio app, it is your responsibility to always:

· follow safe driving practices (i.e. don’t be distracted and focus on the road at all times)
· comply with all relevant laws, traffic regulations and road signs.

To give you the best experience, this app stores some information on your device and sends some information up to the BBC Servers.

Information stored on your device includes Search history, Download history and data such as the last station or programme you played.

To provide you with your Local station we use your devices rough location. This data is sent to BBC Servers. The BBC doesn't store or further process your location data once we have found your Local station.

We save your Listen Later list and your Following list on BBC Servers to allow you to access them across devices.

For more information about the data we use and privacy please visit the BBC Radio iPlayer Apps Privacy notice at

To read the BBC’s Privacy Policy go to

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at

The app is published by BBC Media AT (BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).

Full details of BBC Media AT are available on the Companies House website at:

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Your feedback has been extremely helpful in creating and shaping this app. Please keep it coming by email ( or via our Twitter account (@BBCiPlayerRadio).

What’s New

Version 2.16.0

Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Majikats ,

Great... BUT, a glitch

If developers are reading - there has been a glitch on the iPhone for about a year: When trying to scroll down the ‘My Radio>Following’ grid view, I scroll 3 or 4 thumbnails down the list or more and then the list bounces back to the top by itself, every time, on all iPhones and updates. This is really frustrating, especially if you manage to swipe down past 10 or 20 programmes to find something and then it suddenly skips to the start of the list again and again, it can take many attempts to reach certain programmes lower down. Please try to fix it. Otherwise, this is a perfect app, I use it several times everyday and have been using it for many years now. Still a five star app, but this glitch has been in every version for about a year now. We use it on iPhones 7, X and iPad Pro. Ridding this glitch would really lower my blood pressure. However, thanks for all the good work so far. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Squipx ,

Would love a ‘listening history’ feature

I love this App and listen to all sorts of programmes on it. Sometimes I come across a programme I enjoy and a few days later wish to listen to another episode. Unless I can recall what day it was originally broadcast or the full title then there is no way of recalling it in this App. Now I have to download (as a reference point) anything that isn’t mainstream for fear I will never hear the conclusion! Some programmes that are broadcast appear on the App with the ‘last broadcast’ date of many years ago even though it had been broadcast recently so searching by date is hopeless. Needs to take a lead out of Amazon’s book. They keep good records of everything I have ever looked at and/or bought and leave it up to me to clear that history.

ScotchFresh ,

Most used app

Love this app. Use it every day multiple times. One thing I'd love to see is being able to listen to a broadcast that has been broadcast even sooner (if I could go the start of a broadcast that was already in progress that would be incredible!!). Sometimes hours have passed and it still says "sorry this episode is not available". A few hours later it then appears. Being able to download things while abroad would also be nice! I’d also like the boundaries between shows to be more precise when using catch up (when listening to the News Briefing I sometimes have to endure a minute or two of prayer of the day!! ). Other than that.. Love it! Really well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
101.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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