BBC Sounds

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BBC Sounds
BBC Sounds logo.svg
Developer(s)BBC
Initial release25 June 2018; 3 years ago (2018-06-25)
Written inJavaScript, Scala, Swift, Kotlin[1][2]
PlatformWeb, iOS, Android
Available inEnglish, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Irish[3]
TypeMedia player software
Websitewww.bbc.co.uk/sounds

BBC Sounds is a streaming media and audio download service by the BBC. It can be used to listen to live BBC radio broadcasts, on demand audio, and BBC podcasts using the internet.[4] The service is available as a website, and also as an app on many devices, including smartphones, cars, and smart televisions. It has no advertising in the United Kingdom. It started on 25 June 2018, and replaced the old iPlayer Radio app in October 2018. iPlayer Radio ended in September 2019.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "How we built BBC Sounds on the web". Medium. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  2. "Building the BBC Sounds Mobile App". Medium. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  3. "BBC Sounds homepage language switcher". BBC Sounds. November 2018.
  4. "New podcasts, exclusive music mixes and classic BBC comedy and drama now available". BBC. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  5. "Introducing the first version of BBC Sounds". BBC. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2019.