bbc-iplayer-logo_900Radio fans have downloaded more than a million shows since the BBC’s iPlayer Radio app was updated to allow content to be stored on smartphones and tablets, ideal for those who want to listen while travelling.

The app is available for Apple’s iOS platform, Google’s Android and Amazon’s Kindle and allows fans to download shows over WiFi which can then be kept and listened to for up to 30 days.

Andrew Scott, General Manager Radio and Music, BBC Digital says, “We knew from the success of our Podcast service that there was a demand to download BBC radio and music content to listen to whenever they wanted too.  But hitting 1m downloads across the whole of BBC radio and music has far surpassed our expectations.  We’re looking forward to bringing audiences even more features like this over the coming months.”

The top 20 downloaded programmes in July were:

Title Downloads
BBC Radio 4 Drama (including Diamonds Are Forever, Silk: The Clerks’ Room and Rumpole – featuring Benedict Cumberbatch) 81,411
BBC Radio 1’s Summer Mixes 47,446
The Archers (including Omnibus edition) 45,314
I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue 41,203
Book at Bedtime 37,247
The Now Show 21,523
Clare in the Community 16,670
It’s Not What You Know 13,157
The Infinite Monkey Cage 13,083
It’s a Fair Cop 12,355
Cabin Pressure 12,296
Desert Island Discs (with Noel Gallagher’s topping the list) 11,878
BBC Proms (with BBC Radio 1’s Ibiza Prom topping the list) 11,809
Simon Evans Goes to Market 11,635
John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme 9,475
Meet David Sedaris 7,954
Pete Tong 7,805
Annie Mac’s Friday Night 7,685
Book of the Week 7,662
Just a Minute 7,529

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