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iPlayer Radio 1m downloads in a month

The BBC has revealed that there have been over one million downloads of its programmes to its BBC iPlayer Radio app in less than a month since the functionality launched.

The update to the BBC iPlayer Radio app allows listeners to download radio programmes in full to their smartphone or tablet for free, listen to them offline, and keep them for up to 30 days, meaning listeners can enjoy BBC radio and music programmes on the underground, planes, at the beach, or any location where internet access is beyond reach.

Andrew Scott, General Manager of Radio and Music, BBC Digital, says: “We knew from the success of our podcast service that there was a demand to download BBC Radio and Music content to listen to whenever they wanted too. But hitting one million downloads across the whole of BBC Radio and Music has far surpassed our expectations. We’re looking forward to bringing audiences even more features like this over the coming months.”

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