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NHK World Radio Japan available on Android mobile devices


Listeners across the globe can now tune into NHK World Radio Japan on an Android device. NHK has developed a new application for smartphones and tablet computers that run the Android operating system, in addition to an app for iPhones that was launched last year.


The app allows the live streaming and on-demand broadcasting of news and other Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese. The app also distributes the text of each broadcast news item in 11 of the languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.


How to use the new app

nSearch for and download NHK World Radio Japan through Google Play. nAfter starting the app and choosing between “Live” (live streaming) and “Clip” (on demand), users can listen to a program they want by tapping on it. The program starts automatically. n

Devices currently supported by the app are Xperia acro, Xperia Z, GALAXY SII LTE, GALAXY SIII, HTC Tattoo, SIRIUS α.


Downloading the app is free of charge but users may have to pay communication fees according to their contracts with mobile carriers.

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