Free bbc radio for watch 3

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  1. Benjaminbopper

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    hi I’m new and I’m flustered that I can’t go out in the morning without my phone X and listen to the BBC programs. I’ve been told that the app”tunein” is now not working with the Watch, can anyone help with an app that’s free I can use.
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    The TuneIn app on the Apple Watch is basically a remote control for the app on the iPhone. If your iPhone is within Bluetooth range of your Apple Watch, the watch can select and control what plays on the iPhone. The app won't work independently of the iPhone. This is how it is working on my Apple Watch right now. You can use AirPods or other bluetooth headphones to listen on the Apple Watch with the volume on the iPhone turned down.

    If you have the LTE feature of your Apple Watch series 3 activated, you can directly stream Apple Music and the Beats radio station without having your iPhone with you.
     
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    Thank you for your reply. The problem is I only have 1g on the phone and 10 on the Watch so I’ll use up the phone in a short time. I’m the kind of guy that doesn’t like paying for the BBC radio when I’m all ready paying £150 a year license fee. so are you saying there’s no radio station out there that I can use indefinitely of the phone?
     
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    There are currently no third party radio apps for the Apple Watch that operate independently of an iPhone. The only music apps that do are Apple Music and Beats Radio.
     
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    I didn’t even know it was possible for the watch to have its own data plan. My watch costs me $10 a month for the celluar connection but the data is the same as the phone’s.
     
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    You’re welcome. I would think that the cost would be greater, though, as you’d be paying for a separate plan rather than adding your Apple Watch to an existing plan.
     
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