Global Player-Radio & Podcasts 4+

Home of Heart, Capital & LBC

Global Media & Entertainment Limited

    • Free


Listen live to Capital, Heart, Heart 80s, LBC, Classic FM, Smooth, Capital XTRA, Radio X and Gold, plus a huge selection of streams curated to fit your mood or activity. Global Player puts you in control. Whatever you’re into - the latest hits, a chance to chill out or topical debate - Global’s got you covered! And best of all, it’s entirely free and is available worldwide.

With Global Player you can:
• Listen live to any of Global’s radio stations: Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Heart 80s, LBC, Radio X, Classic, Smooth and Gold.

• Hear the best shows from the biggest names in radio, Roman Kemp, Chris Moyles, Nick Ferrari, Myleene Klass, Johnny Vaughan, James O’Brien and many more!

• Catch up / listen again to all your favourite shows whenever you like.

• Download and listen to your favourite programmes offline, great for listening in-car or on the train.

• Subscribe to your favourite shows to automatically download them each day.

• Listen to all of Global’s stations in HD audio.

• Take control - My Capital, My Capital XTRA, My Heart and My Radio X, a world-first where you can skip songs on live radio – radio you control!*

• Get the latest news, videos and pictures from each of Global’s stations with the best guests and most entertaining, informative content.

• Discover and download hundreds of award-winning audio shows in our new Podcasts section.

• Whether you want to relax or exercise, choose Playlists and we'll serve you the best music for your mood. You can also skip tracks* in this section, so now you’re in control.

• See what other people are loving with our top trending shows.

Global Player, your favourite radio, that you control, all in one place.

*Currently only available in the UK.

What’s New

Version 96

This update contains a number of minor fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

darkpaw ,

Constantly asks you to accept cookies

Every time I open the app I'm asked to accept your cookies. I choose not to, so I click "Reject All". Next time I open the app I'm asked again. I have already rejected your cookies. Stop asking me! Curiously, if I accept the cookies I'm not asked again. That's a bit rubbish. my decision not to accept your cookies should be respected. To do otherwise is to disrespect your customers.

You seem to use this app as a test bed to see how much you can get away with. Full-screen video adverts that you can't skip for 15 seconds was bad enough, but you really need to stop this.

You're giving us more and more reasons not to use your app.

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thanks for your comments and feedback. We are sorry you have been experiencing issues with your cookie choices not being saved. This issue has now been fixed. If you need any help please contact customer support on Thanks, Vanessa.

Bobbyshock ,

Where is the ‘Settings’ button?

I didn’t want to write a review before contacting the developers first and letting them know the issues I’m having with the app. Unfortunately, tapping the ‘developers website’ button in the App Store takes you to the Global Player app. On the app I cannot find any ‘Settings’ or ‘Contact Us’ button. Therefore, I have to write a review to get in touch with them. I’ve downloaded the app a few minutes ago but had to give it 2 stars because the app has no ‘Settings’ or ‘Contact Us’ button, as far as I can see. The reason this is so frustrating is because I cannot change the podcasts to ‘Listen to earliest first’ as you can on the iPhone Podcasts app. I only downloaded this app to listen to ‘Hunting Ghislaine: The Trial.’ I was looking forward to listening to all of the series and finding out at the end if she is guilty or not. I press play and the host reveals straight away the verdict because it starts with the last podcast of the series! FFS! Firstly, this setting drives me up the wall. If you’re going to choose one setting, make it the one that starts a series at the beginning. It’s not rocket science! Secondly, have a clear settings button where users can choose how they want the podcast to be played.

AliceP104 ,

App not accessible with VoiceOver

I really don’t like having to give it 1 star but I have to because it is almost completely inaccessible with VoiceOver. There are lots of unlabelled buttons and it is impossible to switch between stations and know which station I have switched to. I have many of the Global apps installed and as a result I can only listen to the main stations through their individual apps and not brand extension stations such as Heart 80s and Smooth Country. I am currently having to use Radioplayer to listen to most Global stations but I would like to of course be able to listen to them using Global Player. Other major radio companies such as Bauer Media and Nation Broadcasting have completely accessible apps for their stations so it’s disappointing that you don’t put accessibility at the forefront of app development. Years ago your apps were completely accessible but since the inception of Global Player and the major change to your app lay-out, design and functionality, the acccessibility of your apps has been disappointing.

Developer Response ,

Thanks Alice for telling us, this is on our roadmap and hope to have it ready very soon. In the meantime, you can listen via., Vanessa.

App Privacy

The developer, Global Media & Entertainment Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Location
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  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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