New BBC Sounds app brings together live radio and podcasts12:50, 1st November 2018
The BBC has launched BBC Sounds, a new app which brings together 80,000 hours of music, radio and podcasts available live and on-demand.
The app will act as a platform for all the BBC’s national and regional radio stations, including the World Service, as well as chart-topping podcasts, music mixes and drama.
BBC director-general Tony Hall said: ‘Radio is a unique and precious part of our lives and we’re innovating to secure its future for generations to come. BBC Sounds is a standalone and standout destination, bringing the best of everything we do in audio into one place.
‘It allows us to experiment; to explore new music, stories and ideas; to play with form and content. And it’s going to support a whole new generation of talent.’
James Purnell, director of radio and education, said: ‘BBC Sounds will bring you all our audio at the touch of a button. We’ll do the hard work of finding the right mix, podcast or radio programme for you. It’s the start of an adventure – we’ll learn from our audiences to keep improving what Sounds offers, so we can bring the best to everyone.’
BBC Sounds is available online at bbc.co.uk/sounds and can be downloaded for free on iOS, Android and Amazon.