Listen to hundreds of UK stations for free, with no sign-in, and no extra ads. Enjoy music, news, sport, and subscribe to thousands of shows and podcasts.
Radioplayer is the official radio app for the UK, backed by the BBC and all the major independent broadcasters. It’s simple to use, with some powerful features which will help you enjoy radio even more…
- Coronavirus information button, to take you straight to useful stations
- Colourful new ‘My stations’ dial, so it’s easy to find your favourites
- Notifications to remind you about new episodes of your favourite shows
- Powerful search and recommendations, to help you discover new radio
- ‘Wrong Way Driver’ technology, to alert you to motorway dangers
- Voice control to skip safely through your favourite stations while driving
- Great new Apple CarPlay integrations, for in-car use
Radioplayer sounds great on high-quality speakers, because we offer hi-fi streams direct from broadcasters, which other apps can't access. And when you’re on the move, Radioplayer switches to mobile-friendly streams so you don’t use so much data.
Take radio to bed, with our Alarm Clock and Sleep Timer. Play your favourites with one tap, using Easy Mode. Listen on your Bluetooth speaker or Cast to your TV.
This radio app has everything from news and sport - to pop, rock, indie, dance, jazz, soul, and classical. It's perfect for live Premier League football, Ashes cricket, Wimbledon tennis, F1 at the weekend, Festivals over the summer, and Christmas radio stations.
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 Scala, Kiss, Kisstory, Magic, Kerrang, Greatest Hits Radio, Jazz FM, 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).
We also feature hundreds of other stations like Virgin Radio, talkSPORT, and Fun Kids - plus community and student stations – so there's a radio station for every moment of the day. Follow us on Twitter to get updates, and to hear when new stations are added - we're @UKRadioplayer.
- Support for manual downloads of episodes
- Improved search functionality
- Dark Mode Support throughout the app
- Various design / UX changes
Ratings and Reviews
What happened 2 days ago...?
This app was a 5 star, but something happened and it is now a 2 star for me. Hence the three star.
What I lived was that used to be able to click in radio 4, and then go to “more” on radio 4, and see previous programmes that I could choose from, especially important when I can’t sleep. Now it has changed, and I cannot see “more” so am stuck in real time, with no choice on this app of previous programmes. This was so useful for catching up on the today programme or various news programmes, or even a play from earlier.
Please tell me this “more” function is still here and how to find it? If it has gone, is there another app that does this? Sounds is Greta but it doesn’t give you any idea of the previous programmes on the same day or enable you to hear them. If it has gone, then for me this is no longer a very useful app.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for taking the time to post a review. You can still see the latest shows from Radio 4 by going to their station screen.
And you can also search for a catchup show you like, then set it as a favourite. You can choose to be notified each time a new episode arrives.
Just works perfectly
Of all the radio player apps I've tried, including the specific apps for specific stations, this is the only one that has worked flawlessly. I can find all the uk stations I want and they very very very ever drop and tbh that's probably more likely my signal where I work.
I specifically like one little feature which never works on any other apps ive tried is that they work flawlessly with AirPods! When I pause or remove a pod when I double tap/ put the pod back in, the app starts again as it would the music player, every other app I use freaks out when you pause/ take a pod and you have to use the phone to start again. It's a small thing but my favourite .
I would like then to add world radio support in the future 😎
It was fine till 2 days ago
I listen through a head band when I can’t sleep and the volume controls double as up or down channel controls until two days ago. Now a long press changes volume and a short press does nothing. A dead loss as I have to really wake up to change channels
The developer has been in touch to say that it has not changed and it only works if the stations are listed as favourites.
1 - they are so listed
2 - I’ve tried the headband with another app and it works, so it seems to me there is a change somewhere
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for posting this feedback. We've tested the new app, and there has been no change to the feature which allows you to step through lists using the buttons on a Bluetooth or wired headset. Please make sure you're listening to one of your favourite stations before trying it (otherwise there's no list for the app to skip through).
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- UK Radioplayer Limted
- 71.4 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
English, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, French, Galician, German, Irish, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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