BBC Sounds is the new way to listen to BBC audio – your favourite programmes, podcasts, radio stations and music all in one place.

Explore a wide variety of new podcasts, music mixes and live sets. Listen live to BBC radio stations. Catch up or listen again to your favourite BBC radio shows. Get personalised recommendations for your next audio obsession, and browse carefully curated highlights and collections of audio content.

Features include:
-Listen live to all UK BBC Radio stations
-Discover new podcasts and music shows
-Subscribe to BBC podcasts and programmes
-Browse the best bits from right across the BBC
-Catch up on your favourite BBC shows
-Continue listening from where you left off on any device
-See the latest episodes from your favourite programmes and podcasts in one handy list
-Save episodes and music mixes for later in My Sounds
-Get personalised recommendations to discover new audio you’ll love

To give you the best experience, this app tracks what you’ve listened to on BBC Sounds and how long you’ve listened to programmes for. You can turn this off by logging into your BBC account and turning off “Allow Personalisation”. This app also tracks when you add something to My list or Subscriptions.

The device uses performance cookies for internal purposes to help us improve the app. You can choose to opt out of this at any time from the in-app Settings menu.

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The app is published by BBC Media AT (BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).

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What's New

Version 1.0.1

When playing on demand content you can now tap on the title in the player to find more information about the programme. We’ve also fixed some crashes and made some minor UI tweaks.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5

99 Ratings
99 Ratings

An excellent start - podcast tool needs offline mode

Otten Ford

Given that this is the start and new features will be added over time, I think it’s very good. Others have listed features that need to be added. For me, I will need download/offline mode for podcasts since I spend much of my commute with appalling online access, I need to have podcast queued up already on the phone. I’d also like data on what I’ve already listened to, since I sometimes can’t tell from the title, until I start listening whether I’ve heard it before.

Please keep improving it


It would be very helpful if the search page could show the previous searches. The logos at the top showing the various stations are too small to be easily read, they are obscured by faces of the presenters, which is much less helpful.

Nice start... Smart Bluetooth speaker integration please!


Nice and simple - encourages exploration, looks good.

Be great to integrate with Bluetooth speakers and smart speakers for output when at home otherwise limited to phone audio / headphones


BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
28.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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