BBC iPlayer Radio tops one million downloads in a month

iplayer radioThe BBC has logged more than 1 million programme downloads for the BBC iPlayer Radio app, less than a month after added offline listening options.

According to BBC stats, the most downloaded programmes so far have been BBC Radio 4 Dramas, BBC Radio 1’s Summer Mixes and episodes of long-running Radio 4 series The Archers.

“We knew from the success of our podcast service that there was a demand to download BBC Radio and Music content to listen to whenever they wanted too. But hitting one million downloads across the whole of BBC Radio and Music has far surpassed our expectations. We’re looking forward to bringing audiences even more features like this over the coming months,” said Andrew Scott, general manager of radio and music, BBC Digital.

The BBC launched the free update to the iPlayer Radio app last month, letting users download radio programmes in full to their smartphone or tablet, listen offline and keep shows for up to 30 days.

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