DAB+ (sometimes called DAB plus) is a newer version of DAB. Some of the UK’s digital radio stations use DAB+, so it’s worth checking the next radio you buy can receive DAB+ stations.
Pop Up Radio is often found in the list of stations on a digital radio.
Some digital radio listeners may have noticed that several stations are now broadcast in mono instead of stereo. For broadcasters it is a question of quality versus quantity.
There are no plans to completely switch off the FM band for radio stations in the UK.
Many countries in Europe also have DAB Digital Radio, so if you travel to Ireland or Germany you will be able to receive digital radio in your car or with a personal radio.
If you’ve ever missed something on the radio you might wish you could rewind the programme as you do with your TV recorder.
Most popular electronics brands feature digital radio in their product ranges.
If you’re disappointed with the selection of digital radio stations you receive or find that the signal breaks up frequently you may be in a poor signal area and could benefit from an external aerial.
A small range of hi-fi separates with built-in digital radio are available from recognisable brands including Yamaha and Onkyo.
There are currently no smartphones on sale in the UK with DAB or DAB+ digital radio. You can listen to radio stations on your smartphone with a range of apps, including Radioplayer and TuneIn.