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Introducing the BBC Sounds app

BBC Sounds is a brand new audio app from the BBC. It's available to download for free from Apple, Google and Amazon app stores.

BBC Sounds brings together live and on-demand radio, music and podcasts into a single personalised app.

Every user’s experience of BBC Sounds will be unique as it’s designed to learn from your listening habits, providing one-tap access to the latest episodes of your favourite BBC podcasts and radio shows and introducing you to new audio you wouldn’t otherwise have discovered from the 80,000 (yes, really) hours available.

Here’s a quick summary of what you can do in BBC Sounds now:

  • Scroll the dial to listen live to any of the BBC’s 18 national stations and CBeebies Radio or tap All Stations to listen to any of the BBC’s 40 local stations
  • Pick up where you left off with Continue Listening
  • Enjoy hand-picked collections of podcasts and on-demand music shows to match your mood
  • Discover new audio via the Recommended for you section, with a dozen great on demand listens picked just for you and constantly refreshed based on your listening
  • Browse by category: from Crime to Science & Technology, Classical to Hip Hop
  • Add any individual episode or clip to My List to listen to later
  • Subscribe to any podcast or programme and get a personalised feed of the latest episodes in My Sounds

This is very much a first release. There’s a bunch of additional features we’re already busy working on (including downloads, to enable offline listening), and we’ll have lots more to add later in the year.

You’ll need to sign in to the BBC Sounds app with a BBC account. If you haven’t got an account yet, you can register in a few simple steps here.

If you would like to leave some feedback for us about the BBC Sounds app you can do so by going to our online survey: BBC Sounds | Let us know what you think. All your feedback is appreciated.