BBC Radio 4 Player

BBC Radio 4 Player
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1 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • phone identity
  • owner identity
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Stream high quality BBC Radio 4 straight to your Windows Phone! Clean interface with HD programme guide.

BBC Radio 4 broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes, including news, drama, comedy, science and history.

Ideal for expatriates who miss their favourite programmes from back home and those with poor FM signal reception.

WARNING It is with great regret that we have to announce the planned withdrawal of this radio app from the Windows Phone Store on 8th February 2013. We are responding to a request from the BBC who, quite rightly, made us aware that we were not fully operating within their Terms of Business Use. 

The good news is that you can continue to enjoy this station after 8th February by installing our Radio Lounge app. This has a free trial mode that gives access to this radio station with the bonus of several others. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope you continue to enjoy our apps.

- Background audio playback 
   (Windows Phone 7.5/8.0 only)
- Choose from all BBC Radio stations
- Now and next programme guide
- Full integration with music + video hub
- Playback continues under lock screen
- Ability to block GSM-based streaming
- Comprehensive programme caching
- Dynamic server management
- Links to the programme web page (new)
- Programme reminder function (new)

Check out our equivalent players for the BBC’s other three national stations as well as the full featured BBC Radio Player which supports playback of all stations within one app.

Version 3.0
- Updated to announce withdrawal
Version 2.9
- Misc. fixes & version re-alignment
- Links added to BBC Podcast Lounge
Version 2.6
- Further reliability improvements
Version 2.5
- Added buffering message
- Enabled reminder status icon
- Many reliability improvements

Application contains content reproduced under licence from - © 2013 BBC
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  • by User 3/31/2013
    Was ok for a while then JUST STOPPED WORKING. Crikey!!
  • by User 2/3/2013
  • by nelson 1/13/2013
    No other program is even better than this one which is such an ingenuity, although the transmission is sometimes intermittent.
  • by Paul 12/21/2012
    Perfect app for the BBC! Now I can get all my favorite news. :D
  • by cornor 10/26/2012
    非常棒,我喜欢。 如果再有些文字的内容,那就完美了
  • by beichenstar 7/14/2012
  • by Player522566963 3/24/2012
    Not likely always works, when it does work, it works really well :-)
  • by Player167153725 2/20/2012
    Radio bbc swahili
  • by ktslong74 12/25/2011
    Viet Nam
  • by Belyc 12/22/2011
    Gorgeous. Plays under lock screen. +1 I have all your BBC Radio players; all entertainment, all the time.