Two exciting new developments for m4d Radio.
Our award-winning m4d Radio is now available via an iOS app to make finding and listening even simpler and speedier.
Available free from the Apple app store, the new app has a simple interface which enables users to quickly identify which music stream they wish to listen to. Upon opening the app, listeners are presented with colourful stripes depicting each of the five different era-specific music streams offered by m4d Radio.
Selecting an era takes you to a colour co-ordinated page to start the music and view the name of the song playing together with the relevant album cover.
You can also request a song and view the schedule for the popular Mix stream through the main menu.
Android app versions are currently being tested with a view to release later this year.
Why not try our unique new function, Listen again, which features previous programmes and celebrity playlists that can be selected at any time of the day or night? Its simple drag and drop system enables you to choose up to six hour-long programmes to listen to at your leisure.
Each programme icon incorporates an (i) symbol which expands to show the list of songs within it. The programme library currently extends to 18 choices, incorporating different genres, special occasions and artists, with plans to continually extend the selection.
Grace Meadows, Music for Dementia Director, says: “We know that many people use iPads or iPhones to play music, and it has always been our intention to create an app for m4d Radio to make finding the station and playing meaningful music even simpler.
“The new listen again feature offers listeners the opportunity to personalise up to six hours of music, providing greater flexibility and choice. For example, we know Irish music is very popular with some of our listeners so we’ve included a playlist selected by Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell, called St Patrick’s Day. We’re delighted at how simple the drag and drop system is to use and are confident it will bring many hours of pleasure to our listeners.
“When we launched m4d Radio last June, we were committed to developing and improving it through working with people with dementia and carers and taking on board their feedback. We are continuing to involve listeners in this process so that our offer truly reflects their preferences and wishes.”
Download the m4d Radio iOS app.
Try out the Listen again feature and let us know what you think of it.