Radioplayer Reveals Massive User Base, 5.7 Million Unique Users Last Month

Radioplayer, the digital radio service which was launched back on March, had an impressive 5.7 million unique users last month, it has been revealed.

The digital service brings BBC’s radio channel and other commercial stations on a single platform for users to access from.

According to the Radioplayer, the first since its launch, the 5.7 million listeners it had in May had launched 22.5 million radio sessions from 238 partner radio stations.

The figures are highly encouraging for the three-month old online service. It has a huge room to grow as a recent research found that around 38 million Britons listen to online radio each month.

"This is a really encouraging first set of figures," said Andrew Harrison, chairman of Radioplayer told BBC News.

“We look forward to building on this very positive foundation to create something that serves both industry and listeners alike,” he added.

The Radioplayer website aims to simplify online radio listening by offering a common interface for every user. Broadcasters are required to offer their stations from a common interface with similar controls instead of adopting the styles of their respective radio websites.