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BBC iPlayer radio app for Android launched

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By John Glenday, Reporter

April 24, 2013 | 2 min read

The BBC has announced the launch of BBC iPlayer Radio for Android, an app which offers improved functionality on its iOS cousin.

For the first time ever the app will be available for use on tablet devices and a raft of new features have been incorporated; including the ability to set an alarm to play a specific radio station, a spin through touchscreen dial for ease of access and enhanced social functionality.

In a blog post James Simcock, executive producer for mobile in BBC Radio, said: “The BBC iPlayer Radio app transforms your access to BBC radio programmes. With the app you can wake up with your favourite breakfast show and instantly find the breadth of BBC Radio at your fingertips.

“The app surfaces a wide range of content including the BBC’s wealth of radio shows to watch and listen to live or via catch-up, wherever you are. There are also hundreds of podcasts, on-demand programmes from the past seven days and video clips from music sessions, events, gigs, festivals and your favourite DJs.

“We hope you enjoy all the content the app includes and we will be introducing more content and features to BBC iPlayer Radio over the year ahead. This includes the ability to access full on-demand programmes from English local radio or the Nations stations.”

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