BBC Radio on the iPhone

Following on from a tweet on Friday from @gav_richardson I found that you can install an app on the iPhone and stream some of the BBC radio stations. The app you need to grab is FStream. It doesn’t have the best interface but it does work well. Full setup instructions can be found here.

A full list of the BBC radio stations I’ve got to work are:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/wm_asx/aod/radio1.asx
http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/realmedia/1xtra_hi.asx
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/wm_asx/aod/radio2.asx
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wm_asx/aod/radio3.asx
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/wm_asx/aod/radio4.asx
http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/ram/6music_hi.asx
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/realplayer/bbc7.asx
http://www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork/rams/asiannet.asx

Unfortunately Five Live doesn’t work which is allegedly due to broadcasting rights of sporting events outside the UK. Another solution is to try the Flycast app which again is free and search for BBC which should return radio station’s 1-4 which you can then select and listen to. At least there is a solution until iPlayer supports radio stations on the iPhone.

13 thoughts on “BBC Radio on the iPhone”

  1. Can someone confirm that BBC radio can be received from outside the UK using an iPhone 3G? I'm in Dublin Ireland and can't get it to work with FStream or any of the other apps I've tried – Tuner etc. I really just want BBC World Service and Radio 4. Thanks.

    1. Hello Dublin…Come in Dublin! i used fStream and copied and pasted above Urls and it works to my delight; I'm back in the comfort zone of quality radio. I am in Westeath with an eircom 1mb package.
      Best of luck , if you havnt already had some

  2. Fstream worked fine for free – as did link from Mike on Jan 25 – thanks from down under fellas – I was really missing Radio 4!

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