BBC Radio Widget
BBC Radio Widget
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BBC Radio Widget4.7

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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How would you rate BBC Radio Widget app?

14 Reviews of BBC Radio Widget

5
Moogan
16 June 2009
Version: 4.0

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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.
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GianMarco.Tavazzani
17 October 2018
Version: 4.7
Simple, useful, unobtrusive, clear, complete! THANKS! :-)
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Grumpy-Cat
11 March 2015
Version: 4.5
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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anonymous-heron-1527
19 October 2011
Version: 4.20
Version 4.21 available from the developer's website.
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Steeps-Patrick
05 April 2010
Version: 4.20
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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Kohoutek
01 April 2010
Version: 4.20
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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Nick-Collingridge
07 December 2009
Version: 4.11
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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Bluestar
29 September 2009
Version: 4.11
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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pheromones
11 August 2009
Version: 4.03
Great for BBC fans. Easy set up.
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Moogan
16 June 2009
Version: 4.0
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.
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Monkeyjunkey
31 March 2009
Version: 3.4
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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login-2
31 October 2008
Version: 3.2
Great, but doesn't work with Leopard. When hiding dashboard the music stops.
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Izzat
21 September 2006
Version: 2.2
I'm quite pleased with this widget. Plenty of stations, both national, regional and local. A tad slow when changing the stations, but it might have to do with connecting servers. I can live with it though. It would also be nice if we could change the stations from the widgets front and maybe a quick pick of a few favorite stations. I'm also hoping for a widget for RTE ;-) Nice work Hawkman, thanks.
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Iceland-gyrfalcon
03 September 2006
Version: 2.1
This is a great widget. It works smoothly on my MacBook running 10.4.6 One Problem: If a put more than one of this widget on the dashboard and set each to a different station, they all play the same station (The last station I set). I guess I'm stuck with changing the radio station in preference menu. Thanks for a great widget!
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Flashvipe
22 July 2006
Version: 2.0
does what says on the box. nice and simple widget! well done!
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