Thursday 27 October 2016

Music app stores content from across BBC platforms

Published 24/02/2016 | 14:46

Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury Festival

The BBC has launched a new music app with content from across the corporation's TV, radio and online programmes, including Glastonbury.

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BBC Music enables users to search for their favourite artists across the BBC's archive of music performances, including Radio One's Live Lounge, music festivals and other sources.

A search function will allow listeners to find any track played on BBC radio over the last seven days, with video content also available.

Songs found using the app can be exported to playlists on Spotify, Deezer and YouTube, all of which are official partners of the app.

BBC Music director Bob Shennan said: "The BBC Music app lets you get straight to the music you love, from In Concert and Live Lounge sessions to Jools Holland, with the tap of a button.

"This is just the start for us, and we want to hear from users over time to make the BBC Music app the best that it can be, so they can enjoy music from across the BBC - whenever and wherever they are."

The app will be free to download for smartphones and tablets on iOS and Android.

Users will also be able to build playlists, though only 30-second clips of some audio files will be available due to licensing restrictions. Live performances will be available in full.

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