The BBC has revamped its on-demand iPlayer service for Radio with a new mobile app and redesigned website.
Radio will be taken out of the existing iPlayer service and instead be available from iPlayer Radio at www.bbc.co.uk/radio. The new design seeks to group together associated programmes, podcasts and video clips.
An iPhone app has been launched which features all the BBC’s iPlayer Radio content as well as an alarm clock feature. An app for Google Android devices is being developed at the moment.
‘BBC iPlayer Radio is the platform on which we will develop radio stations as fully multimedia brands,’ said Mark Friend from the BBC’s Audio and Music division, talking to the BBC news website. ‘Our next steps will be to make live radio more interactive, make it easier for people to enjoy the BBC’s vast audio archive and strengthen radio’s position as the number one place for discovering music in the UK.’
From 1pm this Monday (15 October) people visiting the Radio section of the old iPlayer service will be directed to the new website.