New Android iPlayer app is better than Apple's

24 April 2013

iplayer radio android Auntie BBC have launched their iPlayer Radio app for Android and the broadcaster's executive producer for mobile reckons that it is miles better than Apple's iOS version.

While Android users normally complain that Apple get everything first, it seems that on this occasion, it actually works to their advantage.

The BBC's James Simcock says: "This app has all the features of the iOS app as well as some improvements that, as an Android user myself, I think make it even better."

The app will obviously give users access to all the BBC radio stations, but also, has a nifty addition of an alarm function so you can wake up to the sound of your favourite show. There'll also be a function where you can swipe to access on-demand content and the ability to set programme reminders.

The BBC say that they've gathered up all the usage date from iOS and used it to make a better application for Android. So there you have it. It looks pretty great too.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile


  • Wongaporkpies
    How about the BBC make a decent BBC I-Player app without needing to install another piece of software. No wonder people use Mozilla Firefox Beta, and enable desktop mode, that way BBC I-Player works a treat and you can watch in HD to without all the fuss and crap !
  • Marky M.
    "The BBC’s James Simcock says: ' an Android user myself...' " Not exactly an impartial and balanced opinion then.
  • _me_
    Marky Mark, no such thing as impartial. Opinions are like arseholes. Everyone's got one.
  • Me
    You appear to have tears in your iYes Marky Mark?
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