Download Absolute Radio apk free for Android smartphone

7 Nov
Absolute Radio

Posted by Absolute Radio in Music & Audio | Nov. 7, 2016 | 213 Comments

Apk file size: 10.0 MB

There’s an Absolute Radio station for every decade. The official Absolute Radio player app is the best way to listen to music from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s & 2000s, plus Absolute Classic Rock and Absolute Radio – home of the No Repeat Guarantee, Frank Skinner, Ian Wright and The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show.

You won’t find any plastic pop pap on our stations, but you will find real guitars, real drums and real singers with music from artists such as The Beatles, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, U2, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, David Bowie, REM, Muse, Coldplay, Oasis, The Kings of Leon, Queen & The Killers. With the No Repeat Guarantee you won’t hear the same song twice between 10am-5pm on any of our stations.

to hear fewer ads and more music!

Listen to:

» Absolute Radio
» Absolute Radio 60s
» Absolute Radio 70s
» Absolute 80s
» Absolute Radio 90s
» Absolute Radio 00s
» Absolute Classic Rock


» Intelligent streaming gives you high quality on a WiFi connection and prevents audio-stuttering when you’re out and about.

» See what’s playing now on all seven Absolute Radio stations.

» Timeline shows you what's been happening since you tuned in, and lets you preview what's coming up next.

» Listen again to your favourite shows

» Night mode and sleep timer

» Radio alarm clock with multiple alarms

» In-car mode with simple controls

» Contact the studio.

» Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

We're always looking for ways to bring you even more - let us know what features you’d like.
If you wish to get in touch, please do so by email ([email protected]) or via our Twitter @absoluteradio or Facebook And please do leave us a review if you like the update!

Whats new

    Bug fixes and app performance improvements

Absolute Radio part of our Music & Audio and have average installs from 500000 to 1000000. Last Update Nov. 7, 2016. Google play rating is 88.9442. Current verison is Actual size 10.0 MB.

Download absolute-radio.apk 10.0 MB


Neill Holland

Great app with one small niggle. Downloaded the app today, and it works great. The Day, Night and Drive modes are really useful,. The only complaint I would make is that it doesn't work very well using Internet Passthrough. The only way I could get this to work was to start the app with Wi-Fi or Mobile network running and then connect to IP mode once the app was running - it took some time to re-connect though.

A Google User

Sort the alarm please Get the alarm sorted so it comes on no matter what, nothing worse than having to fanny around when tired just to hope the alarm will work.

Robin Juste Emery

The best update yet! Excellent new features in this update include the ability go to sleep with the app and not worry about switching off. Ace!

Octavian Radu

Chromecast support would be a nice addition.

Allan Bing

Easy access to some of the best radio stations on the planet!

Fernando Bea

Almost perfect... ... it just needs a widget and Chromecast support!

Peter McDermott

AD'S AD'S AD'S AD'S + freezes When trying to go to another year it won't let you because there's AD'S IN the way this should be a 5stars but the AD'S KILL IT FOR ME

wayne gregory

Not good There is no way to turn it off so uninstalled and carried on using another service

Graham Monnier

I'm actually reviewing the old Absolute 90's fine, love switching between the decades and the bonus songs as a subscriber. My one annoyance is that when another app plays a sound, the whole absolute stream completely stops so I have to go back to the app to start again...would be better to just mute it for the duration of the other sound. Other than that - a perfect app, thanks

Cameron A

Big improvement! A big improvement from the previous version. Love the new features and ability to stream in HQ over mobile data. Disappointed to see podcasts have been removed.

Gary X

Ad abuse We get normal broadcast ads on shows anyway, additional one at the base of screen simply because we use their app, is darned cheek. But really is unacceptable is full page one, one has to wait for at start, and which stops radio reception working if it fails; followed by need to skip an unnecessary location nose ! And I've noticed that if data stream fails momentarily, for some inexplicable reason, it can't pick it up again automatically. Send emails without owner's permission?

Vince P

Great station, bad advertising Dreadful ads on app startup spoil the otherwise great user experience

Elliott O'Brart

What happened to the Podcasts?? Only uses this app to listen to the podcasts and they seem to have disappeared... I thought it was a great feature

Nigel Turner

Podcasts won't work The main feature on the old app was to listen to the podcasts. Now it won't do it as you need Adobe flash. Perfect example of breaking something that was fixed. Suspect most users won't care about the alarm as they have devices like clock radios.

Neil Dunsmuir

Podcasts!! Where have the podcasts gone??? This app is useless now. Can't even download the podcasts from the website now, great way to ruin a good app

Lucy Montague-Moffatt

alarm doesn't work. Crap! I downloaded it for the alarm and it doesn't work. Why have an alarm setting which just doesn't go off??! So frustrating, also it keeps turning off. Not something you want when listening to the radio. Very crap! Disappointed.

Andy Cooper

Old app worked fine.. new app not working on wifi.. get message failed to start stream.. works on 3g. Galaxy s4....after app update 17/07, still not working.

Stu Miller

Android Lollipop broke the alarms Been late for work 3 times since the update, used to work perfectly fine. Other than that the app is great! <3 Absolute Radio

Tha Liquid

Almost perfect... This app re-write is brilliant, convenient and full of useful touches such as radio alarm and the driver mode. If you could return all the podcasts rather than having to click to the web site then this would be a perfect app. I'll give the extra star if you do this. Judging by all the other comments(mine included), returning the podcasts makes a lot of sense. Great app though, works flawlessly.

James Griffin

Best Radio station by far Now with fixed bugs. More music, less ad's 5 decades of music on one app. What more can you ask for..

Fluffie Bearie

Crashes before it opens Downloaded the app in the hope of being able to listen to the Christian O'Connel breakfast show but it crashes before it even opens. It searches for my location, starts to load and crashes with a message saying "Absolute Radio had unfortunately stopped working" Awful. This is on a Sony Experia E3 by the way.

Stephanie Field

No locking and ads. Love the station and music but this app... I can understand night mode needing the phone to not be locked but for alarm clocks?! What's the point, I don't want to have my phone unlocked all night. Some ads you cannot even close. Frightfully irritating!

Darryl Coad

Very good I recommend you register as the sound quality is better and you get bonus tracks. It's easy to use and switch between the various channels.

Aaron Kidd

It's good. And the bonus songs are great Good app. A lot better than all the other radio apps I've tried. You need to create an account (which is free) to get bonus tracks in place of most adverts. The odd one (mainly trailing shows) slips through. The music selection is obviously from a pool and slots in around the DO links. So regardless of whether you're listening to absolute 60s or absolute radio you hear the same do links but they throw to the era pool of songs according to what you've chosen.

Julie Summerfield

Android Galaxy Only use this for the podcasts which are virtually impossible to play as it wants to download Adobe which my tablet doesn't support. Thankfully the old app is still available.

Nick Gunn

Brill Works immediately and without fault up to now. Lose the ads and it will be 5 stars plus.

Dale King

Needs podcasts Took your time getting the sound quality sorted out but you have at last. It's great to finally be able to listen to any Absolute station where ever I am. I spend most of my working day on the road and It's just got a whole lot more enjoyable. Assess to the podcasts would be a nice little improvement.

Brett Haines

Tidy App but... Please add chromecast support. Even better would be automatically connecting and streaming to chromecast upon the alarm triggering. Cheers

Tim Leeson

Ads and no podcasts! Download the older app. It's much better.

simon edgerton

Not enough music Tried this twice now on my morning walk to work but turned off within half an hour. You get 10 mins of adverts, 10 mins of DJ waffle with a 3 min tune sanwitched in between, and the the news, traffic and weather report.

Alexander Wrigley

Bonus song? I was overwhelmed with joy knowing I could listen to my favourite morning radio show while listening to some classic rock on my way to work, but then came the "bonus song". It's not a bonus song but a punishment song, a thing of torture. Not only is it preceded by a "louder than regular broadcast" announcement but, to date, never been classic rock but some quiet 70's bore drone often being Senses Working Overtime by XTC. This song haunts me. Please fix..

joe yuill

Absolutely first class app..does exactly what it says on the tin

Livy Kimbell

Will not work Pointless, never loads on 3G. Haven't got internet at my house yet, so can't listen to it.

George Bannister

No podcast! The latest update looks great but the podcast section has gone and that's all I used It for! You can get to them by clicking through to the website and finding them that way but it is annoyingly long and time consuming as I like to flick through and pick one at random every day. Please fix this. Thankfully It only updated my tablet and I managed to switch off auto update on my phone before it updated

Adrian Chapman

Was good once New flashy fearures stops this from actually doing its designed use bring a radio player. As everyone seems to be forcing adds down our media players its good bye from me

Shellie Doyle

Absolute Radio Fantastic, dont listenin to anything but this!

Gianmarco Bussandri

No podcast Incredibly disappointing that absolute has removed the podcasts from the app. For many people this was the main reason for downloading it. Unless there is an update in which this is fixed, I along with many others will simply uninstall it, I fear.

A Google User

A good app ruined My favourite commercial radio station updated the app. Now stupid advert at start up which is hard to close. .. Bring back the old app grr

Glenn Standen

Start with a grin Don't start my without anything else. The amazing quick wit of OC and Richi each weekday morning always brings a big smile to start the day, but I do miss the podcasts.

Пользователь Google

Great app But 15mb - is too much!!!

Michael Shpakovsky

Good quality not for all

Chris Metcalfe

Registration problems Had to redownload the app as my phone crashed, it was working brilliant but now it won't accept any of the 2 emails I'v got as a valid one for some reason

Dennis Rigg

Just found it today on SKY love it is like going back to my youth the app will be great while walking the dog !

Steve Gladwyn

Excellent My favourite radio station..the night mode,sleep feature and alarm are the biz..

Daniel Harrison

Absolutely the best Easy to use, the best choice in music & the bonus tracks are a nice addition

stewart bogg

simple the best love the choose

Gerald Humphries

Absolute radio Best app for the BEST MUSIC

Alex Mwangi

Awesome! I love the night time alarm and it goes without saying that the music is just perfect.

Tony Seagrave

A Review Cracking app for those of us who have to listen to the station on mw long as you're not driving under bridges, pylons, towers or masts...or in built up areas. Or the countryside. Just get it!

david robinson

Works a treat Having moved from London am loving this app to listen to Christian and Co. In the morning. Geoff and Annabel as i come home and Pete as i nod off

Mark Dawson

Mixed opinions I love the music played across the variety of radio stations and use the app everyday. However it does seems to crash regularly on a moto g.

Stuart Cooksey

It's mighty fine Listen every day.... Across all of the Absolute sister stations.... Mainly Clasic Rock. I like the witticisms of Jeff & Annabella and Frank Skinner plus friends on the weekend. Mmm not so keen on Christian O'Connell though :-S

Alison Bishop

Great station and app not bad Love the various different absolute stations and have less problems with this app compared to some other radio apps.

Abramo Cuffini

Great If you (like me) love rock this app is just what you need! It's a shame sometime it stops and doesn't start by itself.

Sarah Jones

Duck yes Yes love, they help you to rock out for those good time's and bad time's... if you not into rock they do have others ... 60s,70s,80s,90s and the naughtys ??

tim elmhirst

Absolute best for the decades In a world of rubbish radio Absolute is like a light in the darkness. Fantastic app gives you access to the best music from the 60s to now. Reliable and with something to suit your every mood, you can't go wrong

Xanthe Anderson

Would be lost without it! Love this radio station and how easy this app makes it too listen to all of the different Absolute channels. I use it at work in the office, at night in bed and whenever not within reach of TV or car radio. Such quick access to my favourite DJ's -Christian and Ritchie brightening the early morning's, Frank Skinner and Jason Manford at the weekend and great people throughout the day along with a great mix of music in both style and year.

ashley hadfield

Radio is great app is not great Christian o'connell breakfast show is great as is classic rock station but regularly the app crashes or looses connection. Needs some work.


Good app but sometimes crashes I like this app as I love listening to absolute and absolute 90s however sometimes it will randomly just stop, but I guess that happens with most apps. I like the fact you get extra songs instead of adverts if you have an account, but it's annoying when you get a song instead of the news or traffic, or a rubbish song instead of a good song that they're actually playing on the radio.

Clare Robinson

Brilliant I love the app so easy to use and it's brilliant being able to see what is being played on each station so that you can easily flick between all of the Absolute stations to listen to all the songs you love

Nikki Swift

Love it! My Mum was too selfish to have children as a child, which meant I missed out on the 80's and she wasted it by ignoring great classics like Top Gun, Wham!, Duran Duran, Terminator and other fantastic creations from that period. Absolute Radio allows me to live that decade and pretend that things like Justin Bieber and One Direction don't exist.

Gavin Dawson

Brilliant Usually listen on my computer, downloaded the app to listen at work etc, works perfectly. No buffering, great quality, no app crashes.

Martyn Hancock

Great station, good app Generally a very good app, great variety of music and good presenters, however, the app does crash occasionally

Jaimie Tait

Love Absolute radio but not the app... Crashes too often and adverts r annoying. However, love the station and can easily switch between the others. Just need to sort out the glitches.

Vaughan Roberts

Stops working intermittently Provides all the Absolute radio offerings in one app. Only complaint is it stops operating at random intervals during use. Sometimes recoverable or starts again after a few minutes. Other times it's a restart.

Robert Atkinson

Top notch Brilliant to listen to, if I get bored with a decade there is plenty more to choose from. No problems on Sony z2 tablet, Samsung note 10.1 2012 or Samsung s5

Graeme Boyd

My favourite App Fantastic app I have it on in the house and at work most days. I am one of those weirdos who loves going to sleep listening to music and waking up to it. The night feature of turning off on the timer, and the alarm waking me upis perfect for me. I love the choice of decades and have personally never had it crash on me. Top app. Cheers.

Rosie Hart

Almost perfect Very easy to use app, normally very reliable. Does crash occasionally. This has much improved on previous versions of the app. When initially loading app; if play could start straight after ad was displayed that would be excellent- at the moment you have to click to exit ad before radio starts playing.

Phill Burns

Lacking Chromecast support and no landscape. I do like it but have to use a 3rd party app (Airaaudio) to stream to my Chromecast enabled HiFi. If I play Absolute via UK Radio Player app there is native casting so this app is a backwards step in some ways. Also no Landscape mode for my tablet

Stuart Harrison

Love the radio channel hate the app Rarely refreshes "what's on". Eats battery for fun. Doesn't seem consistent on whether it thinks I'm logged in or not. Love the radio station and the app is great in principle - it just needs to work better.

Dave Dixon

Classic rock all day no adverts what more can I say best music station on the planet

Vicci Neill

Easy to use Sounds great and is easy to use, just sometimes crashed on opening and takes a couple of attempts. But love being able to flick between stations and see what's playing!

Steffni Jones

Steffni. Love absolute radio Love listening to the 80s and the 90s show and I love the fact you can go back and forth to what ever you fancy listening to. Xx

David Dormer

Brilliant app, just click it on and away you go, i listen abroad on my phone with no problems, spanish radio is crap.

Graham Palmer

Good app Good features like all the different available stations. can crash here and there otherwise it's good

Mick Moore

Great app great music Never had a problem. Stable app never crashes great music

Simon Kelly

Love the music the radio stations play but have mixed feelings about the App. It frequently crashes when starting and sometimes crashes randomly during use.

Keith Wilson

Great station and DJ's Never had any problems with app. Great. Great. Great.

Emma Gilchrist

I absolutely love this little app I never listen to the radio normally coz they never play the songs I want to hear but when I got this app I loved it, with my eclectic tastes in music I'm now an avid listener. Also the extra features are great. It makes life soo much easier, you can now channel hop to different stations, they range from Absolute radio, classic rock 60's,70's,80's,90's and 00's not to mention bonus songs they'd pick for you if you stay on your favourite station all day. I would highly recommend this app! I Love it!!

Mark Aber

Great station shame app let's it down Regular listener to Christian and his goon (☺) Richie for almost as long as they been going. Shame that the app regularly crashes and frequently slow if not impossible to load

Evan Rees

Absolutely love absolute radio ? All good all the time, let's rock!! ?

Dawn Davis

Spoiled for Choice I love this app, it can be a mood changer! So many decades of great music to chose from!

Tracey Gregory

Absolute 80's What can I say I absolute love this radio it's my world I listen to it all day & all night it's just the best when I'm feeling down I turn this station on glad I found it

Lindsey Paradine

My gym buddy Stream this on my phone... better than any music mix I can generate myself xx

Robie Passfield

Great App This is the only radio app you need, any decade and rock to boot. What's not to like.


Brill! What more is there too say? It's fantastic and so much variety. Personally I'm on Absolute Classic Rock ??

Martin Davidson

Great Radio app Great radio app for a great group of radio stations. You can easily move between stations, find other content and if you register you get extra songs and less adverts.

William Pegg

***Warning*** do not use to wake up to Good app for listening to the best radio station. **However if you set the alarm to wake you up you better have a backup plan as it doesn't always go off!!!!!!

Chris Arkell

Great station. Slow loading. Since moving away from London, the app is the only constant way to get absolute. Only criticism of the app is the slow loading whilst the advert loads up. Grrrr.

Debbie Crowther

Listened since test signal... Appp gives full access to all stations and bonus songs. No problems found.

Neil Marshall

Awesome I've loved the station for ages, but the app means I can listen whenever and wherever I want. I love the fact you have all the stations listed and what they're currently playing. Well done!! The bonus song feature is a nice gesture but personally I don't thinks it's necessary, particularly at its times right at news time in a morning

Margaret Friesien

Great App Great Station Enjoying it even more since ads became less as a registered user - great choice of stations 60 70 80's for me on all day at work and when doing housework (tho usually via SKY at home) app works flawlessly not too heavy on mob data obv better when wifi linked but stream is consistent everywhere ... great job keep up the good work all at Absolute and congrats to your App developer team awesome.

Pete Williams

Very good app Works well on both Android and IOS. Pity about the annoying ads which no doubt slow down the loading time.

Gareth Jones

Planet rock l goud not get with out a lot of bather same for absolute classic rock I had to go from absolute classic

K. Al

Great music but... ...I can't access it easily. Every time I turn it on it is stuck on the purple opening screen. Why? I try all the buttons, taps, swipes, but nothing. By pure chance I managed to get it working a few times, and the music is awesome. Otherwise that purple screen is infuriatingly annoying.

Steven Coombes

Great, fantastic, love it. I couldn't get absolute radio on my mobile phone so have now got the app and it's great.

Peter Gibson

Less adds more music! Works does what it says on the tin! Only one down side play and pause don't work but the volume buttons do on smartwatch 3 connected to Sony Z3 compact!

Rowan Weir

Pretty good I love absolute radio. The app works well, although the play and pause buttons are not as well developed as other radio apps.

san valentini

Love the app but.... Constantly drops off when using in car the feature that gives bo us song rather than ads when driving has dissapeared please fix it i prefer this app to radio in the car thanks

Mike Rawcliffe

Won't open after update Used to be great, now won't let me past the purple "Absolute Radio" logo loading screen.

Anthony Parkes

Great app, great company all day long. Great way to listen to the very best of 60s music now it's not available on DAB in my area.

Paul Odlin

Good but.. Access to all my favorite radio, but the app handles low memory badly and if it's been killed by Android then you try to go back to it through the task view to restart it always 'force close's'

Jac D

Love it! Absolute radio play great music, puts me in a great mood :-). Fantastic app, works well every time.

Micha Moo

Beatles brunch Mr. Lloyd makes my working Sunday awesome every week! Thank you

Stewart Cutts

Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70F Love it as am oldie I listen to absolute radio 60s 24/7 how about a prog rock station?

jeff salt

80s Heaven Just love the 80s music could listen all day but have to sleep at some point

Bernie Reay

Brill Big is absolutely brilliant you got the 60s 70s 80s and 90s all in one app could not ask for more

Richard Watson

Great choice if stations. Bit slow loading sometimes but brilliant station. Have listened since day 1

David Baird-Parker

Bit of a bug at the moment Does the job, but some controls on the lock screen notification and maybe some now playing info would be nice

Enrico Romagnoli

Since update, doesn't work Initial ad promptly opens up, then it just gets stuck. Useless.

Paul Hammond

Just annoying adds Would be 5 star if the whole app wasn't so reliant on downloading some sluggish advert which prevents the app fromm running until it's loaded.


Woop Woop 90s music yeah !! Great app works well no problems found its easy to use and plays great quality sound.

clifford green

Incompatible I know a cubot isn't a standard phone but it's still android. This app starts up and just gives me advert after advert

Phil Williams

Lose ALL the so-called djs and you'll get 5 stars! Just want the music :-)

Karen Marchand

Absolute Radio I listen to it every day almost 24/7, especially love Classic 80s.

Susie Connolly

The best radio station I know. Its a pity about the repeats and sometimes it makes a fantastic song boring after a while but still fantastic music.

Alan Kirby

Excellent app Got it to use in car. Just used it on a 2 hour journey, cut out once for 5 seconds. Has stopped me and wife arguing in car over which station to play!

Russell Sharp

If you have just one lyrical bone in your body then this app is a must!

Darren T

Great stations but slow As the title says the stations are great but is slow to load. Sort the speed and a 5 every time :-)

Andy Boyce

Does what it says on the tin. Nice little app. Not really much to say about it - just that it works!

Steve Bishenden

Great station, better now, but I still get ads Thanks for fixing the crashes. However, even though I am an account holder, and I am logged in, I still hear the ads I'm not supposed to. I've tried logging out and in again, but it's no use.

Laura McGillicuddy

Awesome app, really love it! It's super handy to have at work. =)

archie macaulay

Absolutley anywhere Great App for listening to a great range in music. Love how easy it is to switch between the stations.

Nick Bishop

Best thing since sliced bread Everything you could ask for from a radio app. You can listen to the radio and look at the picture. Wonderful stuff absolute, nailed it.

Denise Killey

Best ever channel and good app I absolutely love Absolute 80s. Best radio channel and no problems with the app at all.

Dez S

Very happy and nice This 'app' is very happy and nice. It is important to be happy and nice so this 'app' must be important.

Michael Burrows

Better than local Constantly on. Even hitting a "black hole" it still plays

Jemma Davies

Refreshing of now playing was a little slow but over all good aid Love Jason Manford on a Sunday morning ?

Louise Bancroft

It makes my life more bearable Love this app as it always has music to suit my moods. Love the fact there are not many adverts. Only thing that spoils it is some of the shows where there is a lot of talking. My favourite is Absolute 80's.

Sam Jermy

Exquisite station, nifty app Quite simply the only radio station I need. As well as listening via tv & my laptop, I use this app on my phone almost daily. My old broken DAB radio hasn't been touched for years!

Michelle Perry

Perfect for Walking the Dog I use it in the morning when I am walking the dog so I don't miss any of the breakfast show. It is easy to use and so far I have had no problems with it stalling etc it is like carrying my PURE radio around with me only lighter.

Laam1doa Jefferson

I'm a 50 year old fart and a courier. This app is better than my in van dab, as when I lose signal in the van I just connect this to the stereo whey hey..job's a good un..cheers absaloute.10 stars not 5.loads fast as hell on my Samsung S7 edge..

David Pandya

Unstable I've tried this on 4 phones, three different versions of android and numerous WiFi networks. It always crashes every couple of minutes .

David Hall

Listen every morning on bus to work, no problems, and my favourite station, easy to switch to absolute rock in the app. Sometimes loads a bit slow but that's a minor gripe and I can live with it

Matthew Stephenson

Great radio, ok app I think the radio station itself is great. Lots of choice and always some great songs. Except the frank skinner Saturday morning show which is people who are nowhere near as funny as they think they are constantly talking. The app isnt great as it often crashes when trying to get past the opening ad as well as often forgetting that I have an account and playing ads. Works well otherwise though

Mike Titley

Great app being killed by ads Great app, Christian O'Connell makes my mornings better but the new jag ads that lock you out until it's finished is really invading, it's also costing me data allowance. Stop it now absolute. Don't go the same way as other apps.

Ed Howard-Bearder

Better than previous gens.. Come back after using disappointing earlier versions. Much improved, no excess buffering or other buginess

Johanna Riches

Absolute - New favourite station Downloaded app recently and am loving Absolute radio on the go and while I'm working abroad. Feels like a bit of home is with me. Only downside is the intermittent slow loading. Otherwise great entertainment.

Steve Hodgson

Needs to have user selectable quality for all connection types Love this but it's being crippled for me by only using HQ streams on wifi. When I'm on busy and/or slow wifi connection it's often unlistenable due to long periods of silence due to buffering. Please add a setting to allow users to select a suitable bandwidth steam for whatever connection they are using.

Kevin Parker

Absolute genius All the absolute stations, details of what's playing, what's been played and simple to scroll between stations if you don't like a song.

Debbie Fisher

Absolute Radio Love this app even though I only listen to the absolute 80's but like you have the choice to listen the other stations if you want.

Zoe Angus

It cuts out after 30 seconds every time. Really disappoi ted as its my favourite staiton. Am i doing simething wrong?

Simon Platt

Keeps stopping every few hours on HTC Nexus tablet (Android M)? Plus it doesn't do 'landscape'! Other than that gives plenty of enjoyment for free!! ?

Mark Rutter

Absolute banbing radio School and youth club days everyday keep it up folks if your an 80s chold this is the one for you

Simon Tappenden

Used to be good.. Absolute 80's no longer broadcast over dab in my area (which sucks) so have to use this app now. It cuts in and out even over wifi.

Stuart Fenning

Good app Good solid app BUT there is an annoying bug where tapping playlist lowers the volume. Annoying.

Chris Derrick

Has it all If you love music ..then this station has it all,70s one minute flick the switch we're in the oos

Peter Thompson

Absoluuuttteee radio 90s Cracking radio app for a wait for it !!! Multitude of listening genre's!!! Great tunes great presenters.

Caz Lewis

80's App Music to my ears as i am a 80's kid. And its good to here these tunes, but having trouble with the app starting n stoping when it wants, not when i tell it, and half my fevo tune cuts out on me not happy. Please fix!

Wiccan Wear

STILL drops out Despite lots of comments re: problems with the app frequently stopping, it's still not been fixed. And I get adverts even though I'm signed in. The music is great but the app's pants.

Mark Haywood

Very Good My only gripe is the shows tag Line.... "where real music matters". What a load of garbage. What is real music ? Or, what is pretend music ? Is hitting a sausepan with a spoon pretend music ? All music is real.... whoever came up with this tag and got it approved needs their heads examining. What about" your choice for music" or if you want a stupid one "Absolute radio.....are you sure?"

Sam Patterson

Good app. One problem though... I first got this app three years ago. Mainly to listen to Absolute 80s. Since then, I've got a new phone and I can't for the life of me remember my password. I requested for an email to be sent 8 times but it still won't let me reset it. What's wrong with it?

Andrew Ruston

Good app only 1 issue I like this app it allows access to all absolute stations. Only problem I find on my HTC desire is that the now playing shows the song that was playing when the app opens and then doesn't seem to update.

Helen Fayers

Absolute rock Amazing music. Changed my life. Live every song. Only issue is that sometimes app freezes and doesn't keep up to date with playlist of what's on and what's just played. Be perfect if this didn't fail.

Timeless I've had this app since my very first smart phone. Great app great music. Well done absolute radio. My only gripe is lack of landscape mode/screen rotation.

Steve Kittler

Absolute Radio Have had this app on every smart phone I've had. One thing though it takes ages to load. Is there a reason why? Other than that I love the app. Love listening to Absolute 80s and Absolute Classic Rock


I love the 80s I really like this app the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it sometimes stops and starts where there are a few seconds of silence, but that doesn't happen often enough for me to stop using it.

Ian M

Why does this app hammer my battery? Good app...but when you close it it continues to drain the battery in the background... One of the highest battery drain apps in system on a new oneplus 3 ? EDIT - dropped to 1 star because of the OTT advertising... It's almost 50/50 time wise music to adds...smh... Gonna look elsewhere...

GUY Dunderdale

Its non stop 80's ..... nuf said Its either on a tv station in the background or on mobile app at work, no more modern stuff lacking lyrics, only 80's for me thanks

Debs Massey

Generally good However it tends to skip back and forth in time if you open other apps and leave this in the background

Tim Hovell

Bloomin Brilliant App Love this app. Sounded great next to the pool on our holiday to Sicily. Just wish I could get absolute 80's on my dab in the kitchen as well as the app

Peter Francis

Great App but ! Great music from the past 50 plus years but let's itself down by not always giving you a bonus song instead of an advert, but only sometimes?

Awesome Great to have the choice of all the stations, never had a problem with this app and means I don't have to listen to Kiss at work! Couldn't be more pleased!!

Annalisa Soldani

Love it Always works. Great DJs and choice of music. One criticism is that the play list rarely seems to be up to speed with what is really playing. Otherwise it's great. ?

Raido R

It does work on my Huawei Honor 6 phone but not on my Asus Zenpad10 tablet.

Scott Kitto

Limited I got a shout out and then I downloaded this app so my parents could hear. But you don't re-repeat the guaranteed no track repeat shows! Rubbish

John Blackhurst

Jonny be average All good but dose keep dropping out half way through a song resulting in me ahem singing full volume and I can't sing dam

C Peter

Absolute 80s Radio Just love the app it plays nothing but great music from 1980 to 1989 i so love this there could not be a better app than this just keep up the great work

Hayley Roberts

Can't sign in Keep trying to reset my password to log in but not won't let me! Such a shame! Quite disappointed.

colin Thurston

It's only ok It's only ok. Keeps cutting out. When you put up adds. I do not want adds. I want to just listen to the music.

A Tully

Would be perfect if... There was an option to keep it running as an alarm clock without having to relaunch the app. Eg "Timely app"

Lara Evans

Little improvements needed Could display song and title when playing tracks. Could also do with being able to rotate view when in tablet and have a minimised bar like Spotify?

Drop outs Hard to listen to, dispite running on 100 Meg broadband

Daniel Garcia

Danielle Perry the BEST I like this app so much, but I love Danielle Perry, she is the best in absolute radio.

Classic rock Great music helps keep me sane. Put the app on my phone so now I can take it everywhere!

david hutchinson

Best 80s app out there ever when I'm at home or out it the only station I have on much to the dislike of my kids lol

Mark Sheldon

Great An 80's Only Station But Slow To Connect You have to try try and keep trying to connect

Julia Peterkin

80s chick Love this app, at my finger tip I am taken back in time to my favourite decade for music and all the associated memories

Andrew Pountain

Audio Listened via 4g and settings are for High Quality on mobile but is was in mono. Used wifi at home and became stereo.

Lorraine Hepburn

Absolutely great Love this station although music can be a bit samey.

Andy Chapman

Constantly stopping Never had problems with older player's this one is beyond a joke lucky to get 5 mins before it stops!!!

Louisa Broadgate

Used to work Now it doesn't play anything... pointless app. Please fix so i can listen to your music!

allan stevenson

Best radio station ever a exellent range of music plus u have the Christian oconnell breakfast show and richie lol

steventhemighty 79

Ads ads ads !!!!! Starting the app there is an ad screen and when you press the x is does not do anything apart from load another ad

Love it!!! Nothing much to say, it's brilliant

I love absolute! I can listen at home with a speaker hook up so I can always get my 90's fix

Gil Gamesh

It's OK Great music, and app not too much of a pain. Not particularly overpowered with adverts, etc.

Dimitrije Drašković

Great asset Best radio in the UK now available on Android. What else could your ears crave for.


What possessed me to update Can't even find the 'listen again' feature and totally spoilt the app with the appalling advert when opening the app which locks you out of your phone and behaves more like malware than most malware does - as bad a it gets !

Chris Beynon

Stops after about 10 seconds after update!! Stops playing after 10 seconds following an update. Samsung s7 edge

Brujah x

Was better before Was great, could listen and do other stuff on my phone & tablet beforehand, now automatically shuts off when not open on screen....

Kevin Beale

Following latest update now have a long ad to listen to when starting app

Andy Walker

Drops out. Like the app but it keeps dropping out on 3G.

Colin Nichol

Keeps on cutting out then repeating it's self

Raido R

Superb!!!!!! App works very well and 80's is the best

Les Owen

Les owen Simply the best


Speeding up? After a while it starts dropping out for a few seconds. Then it's like it's trying to catch up, it plays everything at faster speed but when it does catch up it cuts out again and I have to exit app and then restart. It then plays as normal for a while before doing same thing over again.

I Cunningham

Its Ok Not had any problems other than very occasionally dropping out even with a good phone signal. Streaming over wifi is fine. Just wish TfL would extend their wifi into the tunnels somehow as I always seem to miss the end of a joke ?

Laura Harrison

Great app if only it didn't stop working so often Had this app a few years and it still drops out frequently. It also stalls and then the same song restarts from the beginning resulting in a time lag -not great in the morning runaround.

Geoff Williams

Geoff Williams Fantastic! They play a lot of good music both old and new, over many musical genres. An area on which many commercial radio stations sadly fail. Keep up the good work absolute.

Rees Smith

Repeat repeat Keeps dropping out then repeating the same parts over and over. I ended up listening to the same songs within 20 mins,and the bonus songs given instead of ads tend to cut out and you end up with more ads telling about how you got a bonus track again. Love the station but this app sucks.

Josh Taylor

Good but... You need to change the fact you have to listen to a god damn add everytime you change station despite just listening to the exact same add not even a minute before. Not impressed at all...

Paddy Malcolm

Annoying ads Can't clear that audible advert from my home screen, won't give me the option to change station or in car mode. Great station not so good app adverts. Please add option to close ad then will rate better.

Phil Wheeler

Allows me to listen Good as you can listen to the various stations available. Does cut out a few times when I've been using it, which is annoying.

Paul Bentley

Drops out. App starts and stops as and when it feels like it. Sometimes it won't even open. A bit annoying. Absolutely brilliant when it works.

Emily Booth

Rubbish. It's not even in stereo.. Same on DAB. love the music but no way am I listening to something on a phone or pc through my stereo system that sounds better on 100 years old AM technology.. Keep your mono streams and I'll stick to AM.

Sophie Walton

Such a shame absolute radio Great app, if it worked...its very glitchy!!! Prone to cutting out a lot and songs being sped up like some nasty modern remix. :(

Michelle Newland

Awful since last update! Have used this app for a long time now and worked perfectly. That was until the last update, now it jumps and speeds up. It's unlistenable! Please fix!!!!!!!

Andrew Crowther

Andrew Crowther Had this app for a few months now. Even though it's good to listen to Absolute radio on my phone, it keeps cutting off then comes back and sometimes the song starts over. But other than that it's good.

Kate Booth

Love it It's my morning listen to wake me up. I listen on my phone through my account but occasionally it doesn't treat me as a member which annoys me a bit.

Lara Bardill

Needs fixing WiFi is fine so it must be your side it keeps dropping out and by the end of the day it's running about 10 min behind. Can you fix this please and I'll give it 5 star

Brilliant music station but the connection keeps cutting in and out :( This app once worked wonderfully but since spring 2016 the music keeps being interrupted be the loss of connection?? (Samsung s5) Would happily give 5 stars if this problem is sorted with a future update! :)

Sarah Harrison-taylor

Drops out but still worth it Im very much an 80's chick, so even though it drops out quite a bit and there a tad too much boring chat, its still nice to have a station dedicated to 80's music.

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