BBC bosses are to scrap iPlayer Radio to focus on Sounds app despite complaints

Mail Online | 9/4/2019 | Daily Mail Reporter;Luke Andrews For Mailonline
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The BBC is scrapping the iPlayer Radio service to focus on its Sounds app – despite being deluged with complaints that it doesn’t work as well.

BBC Sounds, which launched last November, has been dogged by criticism.

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Many listeners have claimed it is difficult to navigate, while others who attempted to listen to the latest Archers episodes were played shows from a decade ago.

Despite this, the BBC announced yesterday that its other audio catch-up service, iPlayer Radio, will be shut down this month, with users encouraged to switch to BBC Sounds from September 16.

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One BBC iPlayer user launched a criticism on Twitter, saying they were 'disappointed' that many features available on the old app were 'still missing' from BBC Sounds.

Another said: 'BBC Sounds is horrible and has made radio programmes far less accessible. I don’t understand why we...
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