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Description of App: 

Listen to streaming internet radio in an ultra-simple, single-purpose app.

Sample the joys of free, public Irish radio on your device with the built-in presets, or upgrade to the full version and add your own stations & collections — no subscription required. Sync your library across iPhone, iPad and Mac, with iCloud and Universal Purchase.

Browse stations in grid or list view. Listen in Light or Dark mode.

Supports AppleScript for playback automation.

Includes:

RTÉ Radio 1
RTÉ 2fm
RTÉ Radió na Gaeltachta
RTÉ Lyric
RTÉ Jr
RTÉ Pulse
RTÉ 2xm
RTÉ Gold
RTÉ Radio 1 Extra

Broadcasts not endorsed by or affiliated with RTÉ; all station content and imagery © RTÉ.

https://www.rte.ie/radio/

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.1.3

Free or Paid: 

Free With In-App Purchase

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

13.4

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is fully accessible.

The main screen of the app consists of a list of radio stations. Double tap on any of these and it begins playing. There's no separate playback window, only a play/stop button on the bottom of the main screen. Essentially, this is a single screen app.

I haven't upgraded to the paid version, but I doubt that the extra functionality - the ability to add stations and collections - would have any accessibility issues, as the app is so simple. It's also from a developer who you would expect to know about these things.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

This is an extremely basic app.

It works well, but I wouldn't personally buy the unlock without knowing for sure that the stations I am interested in are actually available.

It's also not an app for those who want to know more about stations - schedules, shows, what's playing now, etc.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@stroughtonsmith