Can I listen to my in-car DAB radio abroad?

Digital radio is growing across Europe and many European countries now have DAB or DAB+ services available. In the UK we have developed a minimum technical specification which includes FM, DAB and DAB+, to help ensure that we were aligned with other European countries where DAB+ is the standard most widely used.

All new cars with DAB now include DAB+ and if your car was bought within the last 5 years with DAB as standard it is likely to also include DAB+. If you have a DAB adaptor and the product meets the technical standard and carries the Digital Radio Tick Mark then it will also include DAB+.

To check if your in-car DAB radio can get DAB+ and pick up services in Europe you can also try tuning to one of the national DAB+ services available in the UK (Fun Kids, Magic Chilled, JazzFM, Union Jack). You will need to make sure you are in coverage and can get these stations by using the postcode checker on this page.

If you are unsure if you have DAB+ check with your car or adaptor manufacturer.