Historic Day for Irish Radio as Irish Radioplayer launches .
Radio listening on smartphones and tablets is set to be transformed with the launch of the Irish Radioplayer on Monday 27th April 2015, which sees every radio station in the Republic of Ireland available on a single mobile platform.
The app is available now for free from the iTunes App Store (iOS) and the Google Play Store (Android),
From a partnership between the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) and RTÉ, the launch of the Irish Radioplayer is a significant development in Irish radio.
All RTÉ FM and digital radio stations as well as all local, regional and national commercial radio stations will be available on the Irish Radioplayer, giving listeners access in one place to the Republic of Ireland’s 43 stations.
The Irish Radioplayer's intelligent functionality makes online listening accessible, intuitive and simple. Users will be able to flick between stations at the touch of a button as well as store preset favourites and interact with social media feeds. The app pairs all the simplicity of a traditional radio with all the benefits of digital media.
john Purcell, Chairman of the IBI, says: “The launch of the Irish Radioplayer will be a game changer in Irish radio. It puts all Irish radio stations in one easily accessible place allowing listeners to tune in with one touch of a button. This will make the consumption of radio much easier for our audiences. It also brings Irish radio into the digital space opening up new platforms for broadcasters and new ways of listening for audiences. The Irish Radioplayer is proof of the great strides that can be made when all broadcasters put aside their competitive differences and focus on what is in the best interests of the Irish radio audience.”
Minister for Communications, Alex White TD says: “The Irish Radioplayer app will be of great benefit to all Irish radio stations that take part in it. Listeners will benefit from having a quality audio stream of their favourite local, regional or national radio shows available, regardless of where they are. It’s also an innovative way of promoting Irish stations in an increasingly competitive multi-platform environment.”