Lee Kelleher

Scrobbling my BBC Radio listening on Last.fm

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A couple of months ago I’d heard that the BBC Radio Labs had developed a desktop widget that scrobbled the songs you listen to on BBC Radio (currently only available for Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music and 1 Xtra) [via Last.fm]

I’m not a big fan of gimmicky desktop widgets –  it’s bad enough that Vista comes with them as default – some people love them, some hate them… I just prefer less clutter on my desktop!

The other day I was listening to a lot of Radio 1… to which I thought it would be nice to have these songs scrobbled on my Last.fm profile.  So I bit the bullet and downloaded Yahoo! Widgets and the BBC Radio + Last.fm widget. (OS X widget is also available)

So far I’ve been fairly impressed with the way it works.  That is, once I’d hidden all the gimmicky widgets – yes I already have a clock in my taskbar; the weather outside is cold and wet… I know this already, this is England after all!