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 91

Users can share news articles with friends and family.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
239 Ratings

239 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.

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.

Arcadia_UK ,

Had the app for less than 30mins then deleted.

I’ve been listening to Heart Dance, both on my DAB radio at home and in my car for some time now.

So, decided to download the app, so I could listen everywhere I go, including in the bathroom.

Download fine, synced with my Facebook and whilst the app worked very well and the HD audio was a bonus.

What I did not like, was the commercials every so often, just like the regular DAB radio transmission.

I appreciate that you’re a commercial radio station, paid by advertising but I would have thought, creating an account and logging in on the app, that it would be commercial free, just like your main competitor, who transmits commercial free radio on their app when you log in.

So guess what, I’ve deleted your app. I don’t mind commercials on DAB radio’s when I’m casually listening but I wasn’t happy that, relaxing in my bath, what followed after a song, was a ton of commercials. No thank you!

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.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

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

Data Not Linked to You

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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