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How do I use BBC iPlayer Radio?

You can listen to BBC radio on a PC, tablet or mobile via BBC iPlayer Radio

When listening via BBC iPlayer Radio you’ll need to be connected to the internet (this is streaming) and be signed into a BBC account.


Listening to on-demand programmes on BBC iPlayer Radio

There are a number of simple ways to pick the radio station or programme you want to listen to:

  • Station homepage: You can pick a programme direct from a station homepage or use the Stations dropdown menu on the BBC iPlayer Radio homepage.
  • Search: Type the programme name into the search box and select the programme you want from the results.
  • Category: Choose a category from the Categories dropdown menu at the top of the BBC iPlayer Radio homepage and select a programme from the chosen category.
  • Schedules: Find the programme you're looking for by accessing the radio schedules in the Schedules dropdown menu on the BBC iPlayer Radio homepage and searching by date and time of broadcast. 


Listening to a radio station live on BBC iPlayer Radio

  • Sign into your BBC account (UK users)
  • Go to the BBC iPlayer Radio homepage
  • Select Stations
  • Pick the radio station you want to listen to
  • Select 'Listen Live' on the station homepage - the audio will start to play in a pop-out player called "Radioplayer"


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You can add any programme or clip to your favourites in BBC iPlayer Radio. For more information, read our My Radio - My Personal Space FAQ.

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