BBC Radio on iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by applemax, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. applemax macrumors 65816

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    Hi

    Is there any possible way to listen to live radio on my iPhone, mainly BBC Radio 1? Thanks.
     
  2. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    radio 1???? i hope not...

    gimme all the other channels and leave radio 1 out please.
     
  3. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK :confused: - is there a way? It is my own personal preference, so I'd like to know if there is a method. FYI, the station is available in FM, DAB and live on the website in Real Media and Windows Media formats. Thanks :)
     
  4. Grasbak macrumors 6502

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    I don't think so..... real/windows media not supported on iPhone or iPod Touch.....

    You can "listen again" here
     
  5. ayale99 macrumors 6502

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    I know you can get radio stations if you jailbreak your iphone. I'm assuming that a radio app will come along after the sdk though.
     
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  7. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

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    Genius! Thanks for this link.

    I do like that while other parts of the BBC website have a webclip icon, this part that is properly formatted for the iPhone doesn't!
     
  8. Craigy Boy macrumors member

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    I can get BBC world news but is there a way to get BBC Radio 1 as I can't see it when I'm looking through the stations.
     
  9. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, Radio 1 is the particular station I'm looking for. I wish the BBC would launch an iPhone radio app. That'd be so cool. I'm guessing that when the SDK comes out something like this will be possible, right?
     
  10. elppa macrumors 68040

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    The problem was the BBC chose RealPlayer (cross all three main desktop platform) and then the sub standard Windows Media.

    Quicktime would have been a smarter choice, considering Quicktime has trounced Windows Media when they have clashed.
     
  11. Craigy Boy macrumors member

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    Yeah there is a live stream of radio 1 on the BBC site, it just can't be played on the iPhone. So in theory an app should be able to take that and make it playable on the iPhone. Fingers crossed.

    The BBC podcasts work on the iPhone so all is not lost I suppose.
     
  12. domness macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully something will come with the SDK!

    (I feel like I'm putting too much hope into all these cool apps coming once the SDK is out. I'm scared half the things won't ever come out..)

    Fingers crossed. I'd like to listen to a bit of radio on the move. :)
     
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  14. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Given the realhelix project I'm very hopeful a player for Real audio will appear shortly after the SDK ships.

    Problem solved then really. I hope the BBC website team will use their 10% time to build an iPhone interface for Listen Again.

    Phazer
     
  15. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, but sadly those are .Ram (Real) files which aren't supported on iPhone
     
  16. wooo macrumors member

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    listen to live bbc radio on iphone

    ootunes media server will let you add any of the windows media bbc streams to listen to them on your iphone. it's $20.
     
  17. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    I'm still trying to find someone with a radio remote to confirm the FM tuner works with an iPhone now.

    If it does, wouldn't it be better to get that instead? It'd use up a heck of a lot less battery for a start…

    Phazer
     
  18. wooo macrumors member

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    Aaah, you're right... I was thinking about it from my own perspective... I live in the states so an FM transmitter doesn't pick up the BBC.


     
  19. wooo macrumors member

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    There were 8 on there that are .asp, which ooTunes can play...

    BBC Radio 1xtra
    BBC 6 Music
    BBC Asian Network
    BBC 7
    BBC Radio 5 Live
    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
    BBC World Service
    BBC World 24 Hour Live News

    I've added them to the ooTunes demo, if anyone is interested in a non-tuner option.

     
  20. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    I wouldn't be too hopeful that anything other than a realplayer would work for you then anyway. The new higher quality radio streams are geo-IP locked.

    Phazer
     
  21. tallyho macrumors 6502a

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    I have the radio remote for my 3G Nano. Sadly when I plugged it into my iPhone it says it is not supported.
    I really wish the BBC would include radio on the mobile iPlayer site!
     
  22. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    I'd like to be able to get 5 live sports extra so I could listen to TMS. Hope BBC sort something out, that'd be awesome.
     
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  24. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Bugger - it had been reported that it was in the 2.0 firmware.

    Thanks for checking.

    Phazer
     
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