[Engadget] BBC iPlayer radio app finally starts broadcasting on Android and Kindle devices (video)~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: April 24, 2013 at 01:04PM

BBC iPlayer's radio app finally starts broadcasting on Android and Kindle devices

While the iPhone didn’t even have a built-in FM radio to replace, Android hardware from all the major players has started to forgo the radio tuner in the last few years. Fortunately, Beeb listeners (at least) can finally access the iPlayer radio app, which has made the leap across from iOS. Not only will you be able to install it on your Android smartphone, but also Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet series. The new app doesn’t use Flash, given its absence on most up-to-date versions of Google’s mobile OS, instead using HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) to deliver your weekly doses of Doctor Who. Meanwhile, the radio app’s design has been given a rethink for its Android debut. This means the app follows the design and navigation notions of Google’s homemade apps, hopefully making sense to any seasoned Android user. The BBC’s Executive Producer James Simcock explains what’s been done differently at the source, but if you’re not a “reading” kind of… reader, there’s a trailer after the break.

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