BBC Radio Player now supports Mango, background streaming


BBC Radio Player is an unofficial BBC Radio Client for Windows Phone 7.

The app has now been upgraded to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and crucially supports background audio playback.

The full list of features are:

  • Full background audio playback
  • Choose from all BBC Radio stations
  • Now and next programme guide
  • Full integration with music + video hub
  • Playback continues under lock screen
  • Ability to block GSM-based streaming
  • Buffering confirmed with audible “pips”
  • Comprehensive programme caching
  • Dynamic server management

The app is £0.99 with a free trial, limited to 6 radio stations, and can be found in Marketplace here.