Why is the BBC killing the perfectly good iPlayer Radio app next Monday when its alternative, BBC Sounds, is still so broken?
“Sounds is already improving how we listen to radio,” said James Purnell, the BBC’s Director of Radio, in a blog post last week. Leaving the bizarre grammar of that sentence to hang in the air, he continued: “With just one app, rather than two, we’ll be able to focus all our energies on growing Sounds so that we can serve everyone.”
I like the iPlayer Radio app very much. For one thing, when you’re listening to live radio, you can see the schedules at a glance and there’s lots of information about the programme you’re currently listening to. During a Radio 4 drama you...
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