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October 9, 2013

BBC Launch new Playlister digital music service


Well, the BBC certainly moved quick today. Having announced yesterday, its new Playlister service, the BBC’s now said it’s launching it today. The beta web client is not just for PCs, it’ll also be optimized for mobile browsers, making up for the absence of dedicated apps (for now). You’ll be able to add music that you’ve heard on any of the BBC’s radio stations, as well as tracks that have featured on TV shows aired on any of the Beeb’s channels. As we heard yesterday, those playlists can then be exported to YouTube, Spotify or Deezer for listening. Soon, you’ll also be able to follow your favourite BBC radio DJ’s and see what they’re adding to their own Playlister mixtapes. This is just the start, apparently, as the BBC says many other features will be added in the future.

BBC Director General Tony Hall said it was

“a wonderful innovation… designed purely with audience needs in mind. We have a proud musical heritage that dates back to the very beginning of the BBC’s history and over the years we have found many new ways of bringing fantastic music to our viewers and listeners. Working with partners such as Spotify, YouTube and Deezer, we will once again transform our audiences’ relationship with music and the BBC.”

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini