Global Player

3.7
1.62K reviews
500K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

The official app for Heart, Capital, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Classic FM, Capital XTRA, Capital Dance and Gold.


Your favourite radio stations, podcasts, videos and playlists in one entertainment destination, all for free, available worldwide. What you get:

• Listen live to any of Global's radio stations: Capital, Capital XTRA, Capital XTRA Reloaded, Capital Dance, Classic FM, Gold, Heart, Heart 70s, Heart 80s, Heart 90s, Heart 00s, Heart Dance, LBC, LBC News, Smooth, Smooth Chill, Smooth Country, and Radio X

• Your personal homepage. Set your favourite radio stations, continue listening to podcasts or catch up on anything you’ve missed. Get personalised recommendations for podcasts and playlists, plus we’ve got all the latest news for you and much, much more…

• Take Control: Skip and rewind live radio. Listen live to Global’s radio brands or jump back to your favourite song. Never miss a second of a presenters’ best moments by tapping the play bar and taking control. You can also listen to the music you want with the ability to skip* any songs you’re not loving – there’s no limit. Plus like and dislike tracks to get more of what you love. Just swipe away to customise your radio experience.

• Catch Up: Your favourite shows from the last seven days are available to listen back to or you can download them – great for offline listening when you’re on the move.

• Podcasts - Discover and download the most popular podcasts from around the world, or dive into our expertly curated collections.

• Live Playlists - We’ve got music for your every mood covered. From editor’s picks to artist takeovers, the biggest hits of the year to that perfect playlist for focus and relaxation.

• Video - Watch the best content from all of Global’s brands. Full episodes from some of our chart-topping podcasts, interviews with everyone from the world’s biggest musicians to politicians and a-list actors – we’ve got it all covered.

Global Player, for every you.


*Currently only available in the UK.
Updated on
1 Dec 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region and age The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
3.7
1.62K reviews
Snucket
9 November 2022
I only use it for catch-up. It works and doesn't seem to suffer from bugs. The UI could be improved, though. The skip back/forward functions only function on screen, they can't be activated via Bluetooth devices. There's no link when viewing downloaded episodes of a subscribed show to view other available episodes - you have to exit back to the catch-up menu and find the day and then the show.
7 people found this review helpful
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Global Media & Entertainment
9 November 2022
Hi thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and ideas. I’ve passed these to our development team - Kelsey
Chris A
20 September 2022
This app is not up to standard. I'm being forced to use it now since Nick abbot's show is exclusive on there. Lacking very basic functions such as Bluetooth controls for fast forward and rewind, making it very awkward to listen whilst driving. I just tried to download an episode so I can listen on a flight and the download button does nothing. Please have a look at Spotify for example and learn from it.
39 people found this review helpful
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Global Media & Entertainment
21 September 2022
Hi, thanks for your review. We’re sorry to hear you’re not enjoying it. Please email customer.support@global.com and a member of the team can assist you further. Thanks - Kelsey
Mark H
6 October 2022
In a world of terrible half baked apps this takes the cake. All I want to do is download a radio show on catch up and listen back. What should take three clicks and 30 seconds often becomes so frustrating I want to throw phone out the window. Downloads constantly fail for absolutely no reason. If by some miracle you manage to download the show you want it will delete itself within an hour and the process starts all over again. Just terrible.
31 people found this review helpful
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Global Media & Entertainment
6 October 2022
Hi, thanks for your review. We can help talk you through using the Global Player app, please email customer.support@global.com. We will look forward to speaking with you, thanks - Kelsey

What's new

Rewind Live Radio– You can now pause and rewind live radio! Jump back to your favourite song, and never miss a second of our presenters’ best moments. Simply tap the play-bar to take control.

New Home Page– You can set and access your favourite radio stations, continue listening to podcasts or catch up, see personalised recommendations, and more!

Continue listening– You can now hit pause and continue playback of any podcast or catch up show any time, on any device signed into the same account.