On Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:09:41 +0100, krw <***@whitnet.uk> scrawled in the
Post by krw Post by Penny
I loved BBC Radio iPlayer and, like many, strongly dislike the Sounds app.
I just can't find my way around.
However, what I really missed was easy access to the schedule. I don't
always know _what_ I've missed, certainly not by name, so can't easily
search for it, I just know _when_ I've missed.
I've found the schedule on the website, which is helpful but I now want to
download stuff to listen to while gardening - my wifi doesn't 'stream' well
in the garden.
The last 'spokeperson' for it on Feedback said it was easy to download -
blowed if I can see how :(
There is a Downloads link which takes me away from the programme page of
interest and I cannot then find it amongst the offerings for the station
Have I missed something or are recent broadcasts no longer downloadable?
On my phone (android) you hit "See all stations and schedules" on the
And the schedule is found for the station by hitting the calendar icon
on the right.
If I then go to the past day concerned and go down and select a
programme there are various possibilities
A large arrow to play
A microphone to subscribe
A small arrow to download
Three dots for "more" what ever that is.
Does that help?
Aha, the app has changed since I last looked, thanks.
However, when gardening I like to listen on my phone (my Zen Touch is
broken) - it's easy to carry in my pocket so I don't get out-of-range as I
do when using bluetooth headphones from my tablet (great when vacuuming or
other noisy indoor activity).
I don't do apps on my phone but can transfer sound files there from my PC.
shows no download link and if I click on 'How to download from the iPlayer
Radio app' on the right, I get an "Oops something went wrong" aka 404 page.
They just don't want to help me, do they?
I then followed another link and found
"Can I download radio programmes on my computer?
Unfortunately you can't download full radio programmes to your computer but
we're aware of interest in this."
So that answers that (why was it so hard?)
They have presumably spent a lot of time and money developing this new app
which still seems to be in beta. Removed the one which worked well and
removed functionality from the website too. Bravo BBC :((
They asked me to complete a survey so I had a good rant there.
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959