LBC 12+

Leading Britain's Conversation

Global Media & Entertainment Limited

    • Free



With the new LBC App powered by Global Player we've made it easier than ever to get involved in Leading Britain's Conversation.

You'll find your favourite radio stations, podcasts and playlists in one entertainment destination, all for free, available worldwide. What you get:

• Listen live to LBC and LBC News

• You can also enjoy all of Global's other stations: Capital, Capital XTRA, Capital XTRA Reloaded, Capital Dance, Capital Chill, Classic FM, Gold, Heart, Heart 70s, Heart 80s, Heart 90s, Heart 00s, Heart Dance, Smooth, Smooth Chill, Smooth Country, Smooth Relax, Radio X and Radio X Classic Rock

• Take Control: Skip live radio. Listen live to Global’s radio brands and skip* any songs you’re not loving – there’s no limit. Plus like and dislike tracks to get more of what you love. Just swipe away to customise your radio experience.

• Catch Up: Your favourite shows from the last seven days are available to listen back to or you can download them – great for offline listening when you’re on the move.

• Podcasts - Discover and download the most popular podcasts from around the world, or dive into our expertly curated collections.

• Live Playlists - We’ve got music for your every mood covered. From editor’s picks to artist takeovers, the biggest hits of the year to that perfect playlist for focus and relaxation.

For additional features and the best experience we recommend downloading the Global Player app.

*Currently only available in the UK.

What’s New

Version 125.0

This release contains minor fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
995 Ratings

995 Ratings

craig.francis ,

Limited and difficult to use

Catch up option is difficult to get working, it does allow 20s jumping, but cannot keep downloads for more than a week, also the “walled garden” nature means that if you listen to podcasts from other sources, you need to keep switching between apps... we also lose the ability to pay for a download that don’t contain adverts.


For those who get lost with subscribing/downloading of shows (and for feedback for the developers)...

The app works in two different ways - First, there an overview area (bottom bar shows Stations, Music For, and My Downloads), where the Stations take you into a completely different side to the app (focused entirely on that station), which shows a small “G Home” icon in the top right (this is the thing to take you back to the overview area).

To subscribe to a station, you need to login (from the overview area, using the small cog icon in the top right), then “go to” a station, find a show from the “Schedule + Catch Up” page (select an old date first), then press “Subscribe”... it will ask you to enable notifications with no explanation as to why - it won’t work if you decline.

I assume they are using notifications to trigger the downloads of new shows (rather than the app polling the server every 30 minutes), but just as likely, they could be doing this to annoy you with notifications (i.e. the “look at me, you haven’t used me for at least a day” problem).

Squornshellous ,

Car play doesn’t play downloaded shows?

I probably need to get out more but I was really excited by the addition of car play to this app. Imagine my sad disappointment when I found that all you could do was to play the current live show! Who is this aimed at Global Radio? Surely every carplay compatible car audio system will also have a DAB radio receiver? LBC is a national station broadcast throughout the UK on DAB. Why use your data allowance to stream it over the unreliable 3G/4G network when you can just tune the car’s radio? If you only have an old FM radio you are very unlikely to have Carplay so it can’t be that? What I really want CarPlay compatibility for is to be able to play downloaded shows - that would be genuinely brilliant. Next update maybe?

Robin J Taylor ,

Huge downgrade from previous service

I have subscribed to the LBC catch up service for years and was very happy to pay a subscription fee for this service. Recently bought a new phone and found out that the app no longer is supported and one now has to use this newer and greatly inferior version. Every time you turn it in you have to watch an introductory video advert and the lengthy news, travel and advertisements which used to be deleted no all remain in the recording. I listen a lot when I am driving and, because I don’t want to be reaching for my phone whilst trying to keep my eyes on the road, I am now forever listening to tedious and out of date information which hugely detracts from my enjoyment. Surely LBC must realise that people subscribed to the service to hear their favourite presenters, not several day old traffic reports!! Please bring back the service as you used to provide it; I would be more than happy to pay a higher subscription if that would be necessary.

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