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Is there anyway to listen to BBC radio on the iPhone?


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I want to listen to BBC radio 5 Live on my iPhone as it's the best UK sports & news channel out there. Is there anyway of doing this?

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Try navigating to the iplayer site on WiFi

Apparently you should be able to stream some content, not sure about radio

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/

THere used to be a link to BETA BBC iPlayer for iPhone, but you will have to see if the beta is still running
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Nah. I can stream TV from iplayer but no radio
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Radio is available on the 'full blown' iPlayer now but unfortunately because the BBC use realplayer as their broadcast standard for radio it's not available on iPhone ..... sadly

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Radio is available on the 'full blown' iPlayer now but unfortunately because the BBC use realplayer as their broadcast standard for radio it's not available on iPhone ..... sadly
mmm shame.

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Not Radio but....

Go to www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/ip#_home on your iphone and you can stream bbc podcasts directly to your iphone. Works brilliantly.
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Not Radio but....

Go to www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/ip#_home on your iphone and you can stream bbc podcasts directly to your iphone. Works brilliantly.
Agreed,
Not exactly what I wanted i.e. live radio but a great suggestions all the same... Thanks!
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Yes, impressive and useful.

Could anyone advise me on how to 'resume' after navigating away from the page to do something else - or is that kind of multitasking asking too much?
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ooTunes will let you listen to bbc 5 live (and lots of other stations). It's $20, kinda a pain to setup, but if you're outside the UK it's the only option for live bbc.
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If it's on shoutcast, you can use FlyCast. You can run it in the background so you can use other apps & it has a web browser built into it. It's free in the app store.
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Unfortunately, the BBC is not on shoutcast. FlyCast sounds interesting... but I'm pretty sure running in the background is against apple's SDK rules, so if it DOES do that, it will be interesting to see if it is pulled from the store.

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If it's on shoutcast, you can use FlyCast. You can run it in the background so you can use other apps & it has a web browser built into it. It's free in the app store.
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Hi
I recently managed to listen to radio five on my iphone.
Install fstream the free app.
then go to favourites > edit > add new webradio
url is
BBC Radio 5 live
format Ram
And i set bitrate to 128
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..at WunderRadio in the Apps store. Costs a couple of but works really well and has most programmes.
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Try the FStream App, it's free and I managed to get Radio 2 to work. Needs Wifi though.

Check out BBC Radio iPhone Streams

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Try the FStream App, it's free and I managed to get Radio 2 to work. Needs Wifi though.

Check out BBC Radio iPhone Streams

Cheers

GP
No it doesnt. FStream will work over 3G, I listen to the football commentary on Radio 5 Live whilst at games that way.

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