If you’re a fan of listening to BBC radio shows while driving, the latest update to the iPlayer Radio app adds CarPlay support …

The app lets you listen to live streams of BBC radio stations, stream on-demand content and download shows and podcasts for offline listening. You also get personalized playlists of your favorite shows.

As you’d expect, the CarPlay version comes with a simplified display, including the option to skip backward or forward by 20 seconds.

The app also adds support for Android Auto, including voice control, but there is sadly no Siri support for the CarPlay edition.

A recent survey found that CarPlay support is fast becoming a ‘must-have’ feature for iPhone users when choosing a new car.

The BBC iPlayer Radio app is a free download from the App Store. The CarPlay update is live in the UK and may be coming to the US soon.

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Ben Lovejoy's favorite gear