BBC iPlayer Radio

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Description of App: 

Listen to BBC Radio anywhere with the BBC iPlayer Radio app.

Thanks to feedback from people using previous versions, we’ve built a whole new app that now works beautifully on iPhone and iPad, and lets you:

- Listen live and on-demand, with easy-to-access playback controls- Download programmes and podcasts to enjoy anywhere, even offline- Browse schedules and categories quickly and easily- Enjoy amazing audio quality over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G- Discover video and audio clips, including many live performances- Connect to AirPlay or Bluetooth audio devices

Your feedback has been hugely helpful in creating this new app. So please keep it coming by email (radiofeedback@bbc.co.uk) or via our Twitter account@BBCiPlayerRadio

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

2.0.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone
iPhone

iOS Version: 

8.4

Accessibility Comments: 

this version of the app has been totally redesigned, and appears much simpler to use, the tabs are now gone from the bottom of the screen, and most functions are controlled through a menu button. Stations are much easier to brows, you don't have to swipe on the screen to scroll the station list, and can flick through it fairly easily. I have noticed VoiceOver can stick when flicking through categories but just flicking away and back to the list seems to fix it, also sometimes it can stick in the menu and wrap between two items again its just a case of touching your way out of it on the screen. Over all this seems a big improvement over the old app. Unlabeled buttons in the sleep timer have gone. I can't find the alarm option though and I think there was one in the old version of the app. I would actually feel happy using this app to listen to a radio station whereas navigation made this very difficult previously. It can't automatically resume station playback like some non bbc apps, but it does show you what the last station you were listening to was and offers a quick and easy way to resume listening.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

Note to avoid confusion, this app is not the same as the app just entitled iPlayer, it is a new app the BBC have launched, dedicated to radio content. The old iPlayer app is still available for download, the new app specifically has the word radio in the title, but the other app does not.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@BBCiPlayerRadio