I’m pleased to say that today sees the launch of the first BBC iPlayer Radio app for Windows Phone 8 users.

Over the last three months my colleagues and I have been working to bring you a set of features that will help you to enjoy BBC radio on this platform.

These include listening to live radio stations, catching up on radio programmes you’ve missed, finding out information about radio programmes such as what music was played or who the guests were, viewing station schedules and discovering new radio programmes that you might not have come across before.

Some screenshots of how the BBC iPlayer Radio app looks on Windows 8

I know many of you have missed the radio features that are now no longer available in the latest version of BBC iPlayer’s Windows Phone 8 app. For this reason we’ve decided to release an iPlayer Radio version of the app as soon as possible, so Windows Phone 8 users can do key things such as listening live and on demand. This means that some features which are more challenging to build aren’t currently available, such as signing in to your BBC account or listening to catch up programmes for national and local stations. We are working to release these features in the app in the future, and I will keep you posted on our progress.

You can download the app now from the Windows Phone store via this link.

Daniel Bean is Senior Product Manager, BBC iPlayer Radio

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