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Changes to the BBC iPlayer Radio website

We've been busy making improvements to the way you listen to BBC Radio through the website. Most notably, we've redesigned the iPlayer Radio homepage and the pages used to play programmes (playback page). 

Changes to listening live

Click on any national or regional station (there's a link to All Stations on the homepage) and you'll be taken straight to the new playback page. 


This page will show you what's currently playing and what's coming up, with a link to the full schedule. You'll also be able to use the scroll bar to rewind and restart the current programme. 

Underneath the playback area, you'll see the four most recently played tracks (on music stations only, and when listening in real time). We'll also recommend on-demand programmes we think you'll enjoy. 

Changes to listening on demand 

On-demand programmes also use our new playback page. 


We'll queue up additional programmes we think you'll like based on the programmes or clips you've listened to, and we'll autoplay the next item in the queue when your programme comes to an end. To find out more about autoplay (and how to toggle it on and off), head to our What is autoplay and can it be toggled on or off? page. 

Looking for the Music Played section? Click on Programme Website under the playback area and scroll down to the Music Played section. 

Can I still play content in the pop-up Radioplayer console? 

Yes, you can. To listen live, choose your station using the Stations drop-down menu towards the top of the page and then select Listen Live to start playback in the pop-up Radioplayer console. Once the pop-up console has launched, you can also use its search box to discover and play BBC on-demand radio programmes. 

If you don't use the Radioplayer console and want to continue browsing while listening, open a new tab on your web browser. 

What do you think of the new way to play programmes? Tell us by taking our quick survey. All your feedback is appreciated.


Here's a rundown of what's changed on the homepage: 

  • Continue Listening

In the Continue Listening section, you'll notice episodes and clips that you haven't yet finished. Select any episode and we'll take you directly to the playback page for that episode. And once you've finished one episode, we'll display the next available episode. 

  • Recommended for you

We'll show you programmes we think you'll enjoy based on what you listen to. 

  • My List

My List is where we show the programmes and clips you've added to listen to later. 

  • Podcast and Radio Highlights

Our editorial teams handpick the best content that BBC Radio has to offer. We update these collections regularly so check back often if you're looking for something new to listen to.

What do you think of the new homepage? Tell us by taking our quick survey. All your feedback is appreciated.