The Radio does one thing, and does it well... live streaming hundreds of the UK's most popular radio stations, including Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Heart, Magic, Planet Rock, Classic FM, Jazz FM, Talk Sport, Absolute Radio and many more.

Previous Reviews:

Beautiful *****
This is the best app I have ever used. It looks beautiful, works seamlessly, sounds great…it's a work of art, really. Bravo!

Excellent *****
The only radio app you'll need.

A great radio! *****
I don't give out 5 stars usually, but this App deserves it. It's simple, does what it says, and the sound quality is very impressive :) Thumbs up!

Five start app *****
First free radio app to have Chill radio on it works perfectly

Note: to view complete list of stations, to change background image or to change any other settings, click the "i" icon.

The Radio really is the best iOS app for the stations you actually want. Please leave a review if you wish to request a new station.


- A beautiful, intuitive and minimalist user interface
- Rock solid streaming over both WiFi and cellular
- High quality 128kbps stereo where available
- Background streaming
- Change background (choose from 25 beautiful HD images)
- Sleep feature
- Alarm Clock: wake up to your favourite radio station (e.g. Today Programme)
- Favourites: keep The Radio experience as minimalist and streamlined as possible

Please check your data allowances if using The Radio over cellular.

The Radio now offers Premium Subscription. Once subscribed, all advertising is removed from the app, allowing you to enjoy the radio with zero distractions.

The Radio Premium Subscription is an auto-renewing subscription, at a cost of £0.49/$0.49 with a duration of 1 year.

Please click "remove ads" to purchase a subscription. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.

Subscriptions may be managed, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to Account Settings on your device after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 4.5

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Operatic Magpye ,

Superb app with superb customer responsiveness!

I have Radio Scotland on Pro Radio but not The Radio free edition. Can it be added? The device I primarily use for streaming in the kitchen can't use Pro Radio because it can't upgrade OS any more. Thanks!

I've been using this app on a near-daily basis for over six months now, and I don't know how I did without it. The interface is simple, the streaming is almost without flaw (and what pauses do occur are almost certainly the fault of our ISP rather than this app) and the stations are fantastic. I've been able to enjoy excellent UK-based radio from another hemisphere without complicated work-arounds. This app has helped me broaden my musical, cultural and journalistic horizons, and I am very grateful for it. It also makes washing the dishes a lot less tedious.

Any chance we could get Radio Scotland added to the mix? I've just recently become addicted to it.

ETA: The station I requested was added the same day I made the request!

Thank you again for this wonderful app and your speedy response! This is the best radio app, hands down.

snicks79 ,

radio ap

i can not get this ap to work on my iphone 7 plus?? ive heard good things about this ap and want to be able to stream it but i cant it wont work for some reason!

Themantheycallryan ,

Exactly what I needed.

Having just moved to the States from the UK,I was looking for a way to listen to UK radio to keep up with music, news and sports. This app delivers the radio stations I need and cost me nothing. I have tried other radio apps and they are very poor in comparison.


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39.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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