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BBC's Music app puts live sessions, interviews and playlists in one place

It also lets you build personal playlists and export them to Spotify, Deezer or YouTube.

Jamie Rigg , @jmerigg
02.24.16 in AV
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From its radio stations to Live Lounge sessions and festival coverage, the BBC produces a lot of music-related content. Late last year, the broadcaster announced a number of new ideas designed to leverage its musical talents, and one of those launches today in the form of the BBC Music app for Android and iOS devices. Just as iPlayer puts the best of BBC TV in one place, the new app highlights live performances, interviews and curated playlists from all the Beeb's TV, radio and online sources.

Much like the recently redesigned BBC Music website, the app delivers personalised recommendations based on your preferences and listening/viewing habits. You can follow any of the BBC's curated playlists, or build your own from a record of every track that's received radio plays during the past week. The new app is fully integrated with BBC Playlister, too, meaning you can export your mixtapes to Spotify, Deezer or YouTube.

The new app isn't available to download at the time of writing, but should hit the relevant app stores at some point today. BBC Music compliments the iPlayer Radio app, which lets you tune in to live stations and download shows for offline listening. The broadcaster has much more in store for this year, though. It's currently working on an in-house streaming service that'll give users on-demand access (for a limited time) to the 50,000 songs it plays each month, no playlist exporting required.

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