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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RostokMcSpoons, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. RostokMcSpoons

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    Has anyone got a method to listen reliably to live BBC radio?
    I'd like to listen to BBC Test Match Special, even if it's only when I'm on WiFi.
    The 'listen' link on the sports web page doesn't run.

    I've found an alternative link, that happened to point at Radio 6:

    BBC - 6Music - Listen Live

    There's a Listen Now link on that page that works *sometimes* - it sends '6music_3gp_live' to the video player. I found the 5live link too. But I haven't had luck guessing the other url's. And even so, the 3gp link is not as reliable as the method on my old phone (Nokia 5800) - I had found a page of RealPlayer links in the Beeb site that worked very well on that. Unfortunately I can't find the page anymore :(

    (iPlayer with old programmes works perfectly btw, and the WiFi I'm using is connected at 150Mbps, so it's not a shortage of bandwidth :))

    Any thoughts or help would be much appreciated!
     

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  2. lotus49

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    TuneIn Radio does the trick for me.

    I used it on my iPhone all through the tour of Oz last winter and the Android version seems to work just as well.
     
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    how about the bbc iplayer app?
     
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    I also use "Tune in Radio" Here in Vancouver to listen to Radio Scotland. Maybe have a look at it.
    Good luck

    Jim
     
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    +1 for Tune in Radio. :D
     
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    Formerly known as Radiotime, This saved me from horrible local radio :)
     
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    Cheers :)

    I'll try Tune In Radio today!

    edit: Wow, a nice little download, and it's really great - thanks again!
     

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