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Why do you require permissions for Android and Kindle Fire devices?

The BBC iPlayer Radio app requires the following permissions for Android and Kindle Fire devices:

ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION - Device location is used to find the nearest local radio station.

ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE - Used to determine whether the device is connected to Wifi. This is used to determine audio quality and control downloads.

INTERNET - Required for obtaining programme information, and for playing live and on-demand radio.

READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - Required to migrate podcasts downloaded using an older version of the app, so they still work with the latest version.

READ_PHONE_STATE - Used by the app to share usage statistics. We only use this information to analyse and improve the services offered through the app. This can be turned off via the settings menu in the application. For more information, see our privacy policy.

WAKE_LOCK - Used to keep the device awake while playing audio.

WIFI_LOCK - Used to keep the device's Wifi radio turned on while the application is streaming audio. This will not stop Wifi being turned off from setting, or by entering Airplane mode.

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