BBC iPlayer Radio adds personalised in-car experience

The BBC iPlayer Radio app has been updated to include a personalised in-car listening experience for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, enabling drivers to safely enjoy BBC radio programmes whilst behind the wheel.

The new, car-friendly view of the BBC iPlayer Radio app is comprised of four sections:

  • Following: easy access to all radio shows and series.
    Listeners can add programmes in the mobile app and they’ll automatically appear in the car-friendly view.
  • Listen Later: back-to-back playback of episodes listeners have added to Listen Later – their very own BBC radio station.
  • Downloads: offline playback of programmes listeners have downloaded; perfect for ensuring uninterrupted listening whilst driving through signal black spots or a summer trip through the Eurotunnel.
  • Stations: listen live to all the BBC’s national and local radio stations across the UK.

Dan Taylor-Watt, head of BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio, says: “BBC Radio is the daily soundtrack for millions of motorists via our broadcast services. I’m delighted that we’re now able to open up the full breadth of our live and on demand offer to UK drivers via the BBC iPlayer Radio app and let them tailor their listening experience for their journey.”
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