BBC launches iPlayer Radio
The BBC has launched iPlayer Radio and has also redesigned the homepages for nearly all its radio stations.
The iPlayer Radio service will be available as a new smartphone app and also online through the individual radio station sites and the new radio homepage at www.bbc.co.uk/radio.
It will offer catch-up services and access to on-demand radio, as well as clips, videos and downloads.
The smartphone app, features a touchscreen dial that allows users to access all 57 BBC radio stations, as well as an alarm clock that lets listeners wake up to their favourite station.
New homepages and mobile websites for individual radio stations have also been launched.
A new BBC Radio homepage has been introduced, which Andrew Scott, head of radio and music and audience-facing services at BBC Future Media, says is ‘a deliberately bold move to radical simplicity’.
The page allows users to quickly access homepages for each section, as well as categories, and, says, Scott, ‘is our first foray into responsive design’.
The iPlayer sites and app are rolling out this week.