Introducing New Car Mode

Online listening platform Radioplayer has introduced a new car mode to its iPhone and Android apps.

The mode, already in use on other apps such as TuneIn, allows users to choose their favourite stations, where the app will automatically select low-bitrate streams.

The update also makes the app compatible with Ford’s new ‘SYNC AppLink’ which allows voice commands on Android at the moment, with iOS coming soon. A new design is also included along with a trending sections.

Radioplayer MD Michael Hill: “Radio remains the number one entertainment option in cars, because it’s a great multi-tasking medium. We think there’s huge scope for improving the in-car radio experience even further.”

Listeners will also have access to ‘series-linking’ for catch-up programmes, a feature previously only available on the tablet app.

Radioplayer is now also available in Belgium and Norway, with several more countries considering adoption.

Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 10:04 am by Radio Today UK

Broadcast Dialogue: Canadian Radio in One Place

Radioplayer Canada (RC), the not-for-profit organization managed by SparkNet, is working with Canadian broadcasters to launch a digital platform. Come September, RC will showcase all Canadian radio stations in one place, allowing listeners to engage with an interface that increases time spent listening. Radioplayer began five years ago in the UK as a digital solution to bring listeners back to radio. The most significant result was a 37% average increase in digital tuning.

Article from Broadcast Dialogue, Volume 22, Number 8

Radioplayer to launch in Canada this year

London-based Radioplayer has signed a deal with Sparknet and BBM Analytics to launch Radioplayer in Canada.

Radioplayer Canada will be modelled on the UK version, which lists hundreds of UK radio stations including all BBC and commercial stations.

Michael Hill, Managing Director of UK Radioplayer Ltd told RadioToday: “It’s really encouraging to see the UK Radioplayer model spreading to other countries. Not only have we created world-leading radio interfaces for desktop, mobile, and tablet – we’ve also proved the value of collaborating on technology. It’s the only way of achieving scale, influencing manufacturers, and establishing sensible standards.”

No firm launch date has been set other than “this Spring”.


Article from RadioToday, “Radioplayer to launch in Canada this year


Radioplayer Canada to be Launched “Within Weeks”

A couple of years ago, Radioplayer was introduced in the UK. It’s a site that aggregates all the country’s radio stations in one place, making it easy for anyone to find and stream the station of their choice. It’s an interesting idea that’s had some success.


Now Radioplayer is about to come to Canada, thanks to work by BBM Analytics and a company called SparkNet. Basically, it’s all Canadian radio in one place.

Slated to launch within the next few weeks, Radioplayer Canada’s goals are:

(1) To increase increase digital radio listening. This should increase listening to radio–i.e. higher ratings–which will (theoretically) lead to increased revenue from advertising;

(2) Make it easier for listeners to find the station(s) they want–and to help them discover new stations–through an easy-to-use interface;

(3) Encourage people to stay with radio instead of drifting off elsehere; and

(4) Allow one source for all radio to be connected to everything else: TV, computers, vehicle manufacturers, mobile operators and ISPs.

I’ll be watching this with great interest.


Article from Alan Cross, A Journal of Musical Things, “Radioplayer Canada to be Launched ‘Within Weeks”’