BBC Radio Widget
BBC Radio Widget
4.7

4.0

BBC Radio Widget free download for Mac

BBC Radio Widget

4.7
27 February 2015

Widget for BBC radio feeds.

Overview

The Unofficial BBC Radio Widget plays all of the BBC radio feeds from your Dashboard, and puts schedule information at your fingertips.

What's new in BBC Radio Widget

Version 4.7:
  • Removed old urls, that the BBC had replaced with a recorded message
  • Added ability to change station list without updating the widget

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14 BBC Radio Widget Reviews

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Moogan
16 June 2009

Most helpful

Finally gets around the Realplayer limitation meaning you can close the Dashboard and continue to listen. Excellent little widget includes all the regional BBC radio stations and a mini browser showing the schedule for the playing station.
Like (1)
Version 4.0
GianMarco-Tavazzani
17 October 2018
Simple, useful, unobtrusive, clear, complete! THANKS! :-)
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Version 4.7
Grumpy-Cat
11 March 2015
Works nicely in the background here on Lion. Happy that the author keeps updating this widget to adapt to changes on the BBC side of net broadcasting. Current version is 4.7 from February 2015 and can be downloaded from the "Phantom Gorilla" blog of the author. If I was allowed one wish: an audio recording feature would be so cool...
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Version 4.5
anonymous-heron-1527
19 October 2011
Version 4.21 available from the developer's website.
Like (1)
Version 4.20
1 answer(s)
Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
19 October 2011
Thanks for the tip! I've updated the listing.
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Steeps-Patrick
05 April 2010
This hogs and crashes my iMac. I really tried to get this to work because I need a BBC streamer. Sadly this isn't working for me.
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Version 4.20
Kohoutek
01 April 2010
I'm deleting this badly written app. It freezes my Dashboard and I get that pesky Adobe security warning (freezes also). Seems there are mixed results with this widget. For me, it's a Dashboard killer.
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Version 4.20
Nick-Collingridge
07 December 2009
Seems to be something broken here. When I try and play a station the progress wheel spins round for a while and then just stops. If I switch to the Finder there is a window in the background with the title "Adobe Flash Player security", and some text in it referring to the widget but with no buttons or indeed any other way of interacting with the dialog. Needless to say I don't get to hear anything either!
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Version 4.11
3 answer(s)
Andy-Allcorn
Andy-Allcorn
29 March 2010
Please see the FAQ for details on how to get rid of that annoying Flash "security" dialog: http://www.phantomgorilla.com/widgets/bbcradio/faq/
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Version 4.20
Knowhowe
Knowhowe
29 March 2010
I agree. I had a hassle with this widget before but was pleased to see a new version and decided to risk another bash at it. However, when I launched it (having tuned to BBC 7), just as with the previous poster, "there was a window in the background with the title "Adobe Flash Player security", and some text in it referring to the widget but with no buttons or indeed any other way of interacting with the dialog. Needless to say I don't get to hear anything either!" I had to log out to make the damned thing go away. I went off and got a fresh download of Flash Player but it made not difference. All in all, half an hour wasted. Very disappointing. Cheers.
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Version 4.20
Knowhowe
Knowhowe
29 March 2010
"Please see the FAQ for details on how to get rid of that annoying Flash "security" dialog" Jesus, what a lot of hassle just to listen to a lttle radio player. You must be taking the piss. I'll stick to iPlayer ta very much- unless someone out there knows of a beeb player that actually works?? I miss the wonderful 'Listen Again' BBC widget which the developer sadly gave up on some time back.
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Version 4.20
Bluestar
29 September 2009
Great widget, love the BBC. Since RealPlayer is pretty much dead. I can't see why they can't switch to Flash player or some other streaming audio format (mp3?) built into Quicktime/ Flash. I resent having to install stupid Realplayer just for this.
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Version 4.11
pheromones
11 August 2009
Great for BBC fans. Easy set up.
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Version 4.03
Moogan
16 June 2009
Finally gets around the Realplayer limitation meaning you can close the Dashboard and continue to listen. Excellent little widget includes all the regional BBC radio stations and a mini browser showing the schedule for the playing station.
Like (1)
Version 4.0
Monkeyjunkey
31 March 2009
I really like this widget. Very quick and very simple. But am I the only one with some trouble? I can't connect to the World Service (I'm in germany, don't know if that matters). It worked this morning, than the stream suddenly stopped. Tried Rebooting but that didn't help. I use v3.4 on an MBPro OS 10.5.6, RealPlayer 10 is installed. All the other streams work. I can't figure what I'm doing wrong. Any suggestions?
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Version 3.4
1 answer(s)
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
02 April 2009
Working again. OK folks. Don't ask me what i did. I didn't change anything. Was away a few days. Came back and it's working again. Maybe the stream was down for a while? Whatever, thanks for this extremly helpful tool!
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Version 3.4