Apple just released version 7.0.4 of the Great Big Radio App for iPhone and iPad. We squashed a bunch of bugs, reanimated the "Recently Played" feature and above all, made it much more data friendly with a stream that uses just 1/4 of the bandwidth without losing a scintilla of the audio spectrum.
If you have it, make sure it's been updated in the App Store. If you don't have it...GET IT NOW!
Of course the new low-bandwidth stream is also now on the GBR Apps for Android and Amazon Fire. Enjoy!
Man, how many of these gear-shiftings have we gone through? We hope you like this new one.
We've cut the cord with Radionomy who did a magnificent job of letting us broadcast through their service when we hit some bad headwinds aka the royalties debacle. Unfortunately, Radionomy is changing their platform, making "upgrades," messing with stuff...
...and you and we have been through enough of these interminable changes to know they rarely end well.
So we've taken the bold step of taking the reigns of operating, and we couldn't be happier. We're now calling our own shots, including going back to being commercial free.
All we ask is you patronize whoever decides to partner with us on our site and our apps. Right now, it looks like we're back with Amazon - so bring Alexa into your world with a new Echo or Echo Dot, and GBR will always be a voice command away.
So here we go again! At least this time, the going seems to be forward. Always a good thing.