Radioplayer launches tablet edition
Radioplayer, the industry's collaborative listening platform, has launched its brand new tablet apps, available on iOS and Android.
The tablet apps feature a 'dynamic dashboard' of live and catch-up radio, with real-time music information to tempt users into journeys of discovery. It includes a powerful radio-recommendation engine, matching users with radio based on their musical tastes, their previous listening, their location, and what's trending.
A tap on any item plays it instantly - and once a user's listening, they can see visuals from each station, such as artist images, branding, and Facebook pages. Working with the industry, Radioplayer has created an innovative data 'bridge', to enable each station to control their listening experience, in real time.
Once a user has found a station, the 'More' button opens an EPG-style panel, which can be scrolled forwards or backwards in time, to reveal schedule information and catch-up programmes. You can save and share your Favourite stations with one tap.
And, for the first time ever, Radioplayer is introducing 'series-linking' for catch-up programmes. With one tap you can save not only a single episode, but an entire series, automatically 'stacked' in your Favourites column for future listening.
Michael Hill, Radioplayer Managing Director said: "Our aim was simple - we wanted to build the best tablet radio in the world, to showcase the best stations in the world. With Radioplayer, the UK is leading the way on collaborative innovation, and we're proud to be part of an exciting digital growth story for radio."
The tablet apps, tailored specifically to iOS and Android platforms, join the Radioplayer mobile apps, launched a year ago, and the desktop Radioplayer, which rolled out in 2011.
Radioplayer is a ground-breaking partnership between the BBC and commercial radio, with a mission to grow listening on connected devices, and drive discovery of the depth and breadth of UK Radio.
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