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Recent listening figures from RAJAR suggest around 20% of the UK has listened to radio via a mobile phone. This figure nearly doubles to 37.6% for 15-24 year olds. It's not surprising then that the mobile apps that the BBC and Radioplayer both launched in late 2012 have proved very successful.

The BBC iPlayer Radio app on iOS (iPhone and iPod Touch) has been downloaded more than 1.4 million times since launch and, along with the Radioplayer app, it is being regularly used and driving up overall radio listening. The UK radio industry is all working hard to increase digital listening and mobile has a crucial role to play.

We're getting some great feedback on the design and functionality of the app and trying to make changes quickly to the issues you raise. Please keep your feedback coming to @BBCiPlayerRadio or via the app store.

One of the changes we've just made is to add a link from the BBC's iPlayer Radio app through to Radioplayer, helping audiences to more easily access hundreds of other stations from across UK Radio, including some community and student radio too. We hope this link helps BBC audiences to explore even more of the best of UK radio.

For more information on the iPlayer Radio mobile app, see James Simcock's recent post.  

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by Joebetwa

    on 10 Mar 2013 20:48

    I would agree that the BBC seem to have given up on Android all together.I tried to listen to 6 Music and 5Live extra and Radio 1 on my phones browser, which the BBC's technical manager said previously we should do, Every time I tried, the website downloaded a file to my phone, a worrying thing at the best of times, which I couldn't open. I have finally given up and downloaded the Radioplayer app, and it works a treat. Even if the BBC ever get round to bringing out the iPlayer Radio App, I won't be downloading it. Too little too late and frankly the BBC tech team need to decide whether Android is just too hard for them, and let someone else do it that can.

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    on 9 Mar 2013 20:16

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by Steve Brammer

    on 19 Feb 2013 00:22

    Four months since the launch for iOS and still no sign, and not even a mention in this article, of an Android version. Seems like the BBC would like Android to just disappear.

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by Richard_C

    on 14 Feb 2013 22:30

    Hi, what proportion of those listening via a mobile phone are listening to a FM receiver built into the phone and what proportion are listening to an app streaming over the internet?

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