Radioplayer coming to mobile and YouViewRadio portal launching on mobiles and TV
15 March 2012
The Radioplayer service, which acts as a portal for British radio stations, will be coming to mobile phones and YouView in 2012, as a dedicated app.
Radioplayer, which launched in March last year, has so far been available only via PC, but looks to expand its reach in the coming year.
Radioplayer is a service that collects both national and local radio stations in one place, and presents them via its own dashboard. Users can also save their favourite stations. We originally reviewed the service last year – read our review of Radioplayer for our verdict.
Radioplayer mobile app
The Radioplayer mobile app is scheduled to go live in June, and will launch as a free app. It will take advantage of your mobile phone's features by pinpointing your location and suggesting local radio stations.
The app will scan your mobile for music and suggest radio stations based on your own music library, and can also suggest content based on the recent listening activity of your Facebook friends.
The Radioplayer app will work over both wi-fi and 3G.
As well as the app for mobiles, there will be one for YouView, the digital TV platform that's due to launch this year.
In an interview with The Telegraph, managing director of Radioplayer Michael Hill said that '[the Radioplayer app] has taken the cost out of each major station needing to create its own bespoke new app for a connected TV platform...The BBC will not be making a branded radio app – nor will the commercial stations'.
There is currently no official launch date for YouView, but rumours are suggesting 14 May as a possible go-live date.