Radioplayer Launches Tablet Apps

Radioplayer, the industry’s collaborative listening platform, has launched tablet apps for iOS and Android. The apps feature a ‘dynamic dashboard’ of live and catch-up radio, with real-time music information to tempt users into journeys of discovery. It includes a radio-recommendation engine, which matches users with radio recommendations based on their musical tastes, their previous listening, their location, and what’s trending. 

A tap on any item plays it instantly – and once a user is listening, they can see visuals from each station, such as artist images, branding, and Facebook pages. Working with the industry, Radioplayer has created a data ‘bridge’, to enable each station to control their listening experience, in real time.

Once a user has found a station, the ‘More’ button opens an EPG-style panel, which can be scrolled forwards or backwards in time, to reveal schedule information and catch-up programmes. You can save and share your Favourite stations with one tap.

Radioplayer is also introducing series-linking for catch-up programmes. With one tap, users can save an entire series, automatically ‘stacked’ in their Favourites column for future listening. 

“Our aim was simple: we wanted to build the best tablet radio in the world, to showcase the best stations in the world,” said Radioplayer managing director, Michael Hill. “With Radioplayer, the UK is leading the way on collaborative innovation, and we’re proud to be part of an exciting digital growth story for radio.” 

The tablet apps join the Radioplayer mobile apps, launched a year ago, and the desktop Radioplayer, which rolled out in 2011. 

Radioplayer is a partnership between the BBC and commercial radio, whose mission is to grow listening on connected devices, and drive discovery of the depth and breadth of UK Radio.