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The Unofficial

BBC Radio Widget

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IMPORTANT: If you receive a warning that the widget is from "an unidentified developer" when you try to run it, please ctrl-click the widget and choose "Open". This will allow you to choose to run the widget anyway.

Version 4.5, 16/06/2014 — Release Notes

Get access to every one of the BBC’s 58 radio stations, right from your Dashboard! No need to keep a web browser open or run some memory-hungry application — just convenient listening, whenever you want it. Plus, discover daily schedules right inside the widget, a great Mac look-and-feel, and automatic updating.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 with Safari 4 or above is recommended. Mac OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5.8 are also supported, with all Apple sofware updates applied.

Version 4.5 changes:

  • Added AAC/MP3 streaming for all stations (requires Mac OS X 10.6 with Safari 4 or later). Falls back to Flash where unavailable.
  • Updated station listings.
  • Schedules work again.
  • Compatibility fixes for Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5.

Designed for the Mac...

Small, but fully functional.

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The BBC Radio Widget has a simple, clean design, with lots of visual feedback so you know what’s going on. It hides away all the complicated operation and makes connecting to the radio station of your choice as simple as playing a song in iTunes.

Everything is designed to be easy, logical and even pleasurable to use, so you can swap the hassle of hard-to-navigate websites for a tiny widget — one that remembers what station you were listening to, even if you close it.

...and designed for the BBC

Wondering what’s on? We’ve got you covered.

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BBC Radio Widget is made solely for the BBC’s radio stations, so you get all kinds of benefits that generic players just can’t provide. Like schedule information for every station, in a handy drawer.

It’ll even show you what’s playing right now — and keep the display updated every minute of every day.

Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.11 or greater is required. OS X 10.6 with Safari 4 or greater is strongly recommended. If (after extracting the widget from the .zip file) you receive a warning that the widget is from "an unidentified developer" when you try to run it, please ctrl-click the widget and choose "Open". This will allow you to choose to ignore this (harmless) warning and run the widget anyway.