Listen to hundreds of UK radio stations with Radioplayer for Windows Phone 8

Radioplayer is an online audio player which gives you access to live, on demand and podcast radio from hundreds of stations in the UK. They have an app for iOS, Android, and now Windows Phone 8.

Radioplayer has everything from news and sport - to pop, rock, indie, dance, jazz, soul, and classical music. There’s something for everyone. You can find stations like BBC Radio 1, Ministry of Sound, Absolute Real Radio, and more.

Radioplayer is a non-profit company founded by the BBC, Global Radio, Guardian Media Group, Absolute Radio and RadioCentre. They aim to serve radio and its audiences by making listening easy.

When you first open the application, a list of stations is presented. If you’re overwhelmed by the long list, swipe over to the recommended section. Tap a station to start listening. The play/pause button appears at the bottom.

You can browse more content from the current station by tapping the three dots on the lower right corner. A list of recorded shows appears from the bottom. Want to share what you’re listening to? Click the share button to Tweet or share on Facebook. Here’s an example:

I’m listening to RaW 1251AM with the Radioplayer app

The Windows Phone app has just been released, so there's no mention of it yet in the apps list where that link points to.

You can save your favorite stations by clicking the heart button. The station appears in the ‘my stations list’ along with your history.

The official UK Radioplayer is available at the Windows Phone Store for free. It seems that devices from some regions are not able to download the app. If you’re eager to try it out, you can change your country or region to the UK in the language+region settings. Give it a go and let us know what you think.

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.