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BBC Sounds: Radio & Podcasts apk

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Developer: Media Applications Technologies for the BBC

Category: Free Music & Audio Apps

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Requirements: Android 21 and above

File Size: 35M

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BBC Sounds: Radio & Podcasts

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
Pause and rewind live radio
Discover new hot podcasts and music mixes
Download and listen to your shows on the go
Autoplay multiple episodes of series or podcasts
Subscribe to BBC podcasts, mixes and programmes
Browse the best bits from right across the BBC in Daily Discovery
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.

In addition, the BBC Sounds app uses standard Android app permissions that are defined by the Google Android platform.

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.

For more information about this, privacy, cookies and Android app permissions, visit the BBC Sounds App Privacy notice at

To read the BBC’s Privacy Policy go to

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at

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).

Full details of BBC Media AT are available on the Companies House website at:

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  • user Ivan Pennell apkdeer profile image
    6 days ago Ivan Pennell

    Still Dreadful. A gigantic steaming Turd of an app. Clearly the 5 star revues are bogus or are from people who have never used the i-player radio app. The developers respond to the made up praise so it is probably pointless to comment further. Use Castbox instead that works really well.

  • user Susan Crowe apkdeer profile image
    6 days ago Susan Crowe


  • user Keith \\u0026 Lisa Creswell-Graae apkdeer profile image
    6 days ago Keith \\u0026 Lisa Creswell-Graae

    BBC Radio Iplayer suffered from the inability to index programmes properly but at least if you wanted, say, to look for a generic crime drama it was easy to find through the structured search. BBC Sounds is even worse. E.g. crime drama on front page very limited yet 3 Chen dramas are on the site. How is anyone to find out about them? Also app hangs often, much slower than other audio apps.

  • user bhujia bandur apkdeer profile image
    6 days ago bhujia bandur

    Nothing loads properly, even after resarting phone. Never had these issues using BBC radio player app. 😑

  • user Ed Orchard apkdeer profile image
    6 days ago Ed Orchard

    Since the new update drops playback regularly whilst becoming incredibly slow to respond and use. If you still have the old iPlayer radio app for god's sake don't delete it!

  • user Mark Pickin apkdeer profile image
    6 days ago Mark Pickin

    Horrible.. I want to listen to the radio I choose.. don't want the razz.. don't want irrelevant suggestions \" Chosen for you\".. no.. it's advertising, it's spam! Bring back the BBC radio app... Did everything it needed to with no interference. Also, does not work on some older devices but try to open BBC radio app and tells you it is discontinued and to use Sounds.. which tells you that it is incompatible with the device.. impossible. And how does it get 2.5 stars with all the 0 star reviews??

  • user Jay L apkdeer profile image
    6 days ago Jay L

    Complicated and frustrating. Doesn't play episodes in order. Almost impossible to scroll without accidentally clicking on something. IPlayer radio was a much better platform. Another example of someone demonstrating what they can do rather than actually thinking about the user experience. Pathetic app.

  • user Jen Harris apkdeer profile image
    6 days ago Jen Harris

    I hated the idea of changing from the iPlayer Radio app and only, downloaded this when forced. Judging by the reviews, I was expecting something truly awful. But I was pleasantly surprised. The interface is easy to use \u0026 it seems straightforward to find what I'm looking for. It does push music mixes in which I have no interest (which you'd have thought would be evident from my listening history). I'd also like to be able to categorise my subscriptions. At the moment, they appear in one long list

  • user Simon Hardcastle apkdeer profile image
    6 days ago Simon Hardcastle

    Poor layout. Starts playing unrelated content when podcasts finish. iPlayer radio was easy to navigate and reliable. BBC Sounds is hard to navigate, poorly organised and seems to be mostly interested in hyping other BBC podcasts

  • user Patricia Greatorex apkdeer profile image
    6 days ago Patricia Greatorex

    Awful. Difficult to browse caregories and I hate the way it plays random things that I haven't chosen after my chosen programme has finished. Why change the superb iplayer??