BBC Sounds: Radio & Podcasts APK

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Listen to your favourite BBC podcasts, live radio and music all in one app!

BBC Sounds: Radio & Podcasts apk

APP Information

Download Version (16470)
Apk Size37.98 MB
App DeveloperMedia Applications Technologies for the BBC
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up

Download BBC Sounds: Radio & Podcasts APK

App Description

BBC Sounds: Radio & Podcasts is sounds,music,audio, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3 by 2 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Media Applications Technologies for the BBC website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 9916+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

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. 
Features include:
‐ Listen live to all BBC Radio stations
‐ Pause and rewind live radio, see past and future station schedules
‐ Download and listen to your shows on the go
‐ Continue listening from where you left off on any device
‐ Autoplay multiple episodes of series or podcasts or all your downloads (optional)
‐ Subscribe to BBC podcasts, mixes and programmes
‐ See the latest episodes from your favourite programmes and podcasts in one handy list
‐ Get personalised recommendations to discover new audio you’ll love 
‐ Send music tracks you like to Apple Music and Spotify
‐ Browse by speech and music categories
‐ Sleep Timer
When using the Android Auto enabled version of BBC Sounds, it is your responsibility to always follow safe driving practices (i.e. don’t be distracted and focus on the road at all times). Comply with all relevant laws, traffic regulations and road signs. 
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. It also tracks when you add something to Bookmarks or Subscriptions. By “Allow Personalisation”, you will get personalized recommendations. More information can be found here
In addition, the BBC Sounds app uses standard Android app permissions that are defined by the Google Android platform.
The BBC uses cookies and similar technologies to understand how audiences interact with our services, content (such as podcasts and radio) and marketing messages. The categories of personal data processed by our data processors include the following:
•	IP address to determine which UK city/region you are in, or which country/continent you are in if outside of the UK 
•	Activity data, such as time when you first used this app and programmes you listened to and interacted with
•	Your device information, such as device type and OS version
For Android devices, the following personal data is also processed: 
•	Which sites referred you to download and use this app 
•	Personal data such as unique identifier, BBC Account data, type of campaign seen, social media channel used will be collected. We will aggregate it for reporting purposes
You can “opt out” from our data processor’s tracking by filling the “Forget My Device” form in this link
For more information about how and why we use information about you, please visit the BBC Sounds App Privacy Notice.
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:
BBC © 2021
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read about our approach to external linking: 

App ChangeLog

  • This update gives you the ability to manage your play queue. You can:
  • - Sort Episodes
  • - Remove Episodes
  • - Add Episodes (Just hit the more button on the episode page and tap "Add to Queue")

App Screens

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Sean Hayes-avatar

    Sean Hayes

    The range of programmes, from news to drama to a wide variety of discussion, debate and art programmes make BBC Radio 4 my go-to station. I find it straightforward in it's presentation and very useful in enabling those of us who come late to say an early news bulletin to take it again from the beginning. Nothing lost and I like that. Thanks

  2. Jackie Roberts-avatar

    Jackie Roberts

    I've enjoyed BBC Sounds for some years now and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. There is a wide variety of broadcasts, podcasts, drama productions, short stories, classic books, regular serials, sport etc. Some podcasts are political with lots of cut and thrust, some are funny and everything in between. It is impossible to explain the range but suffice it to say there is something for every age culture and taste. What's not to love. Try it, you won't regret it.

  3. Nigel Davidson-avatar

    Nigel Davidson

    It crashed frequently and forgets where I was in a download. (And my phone was new!) Very annoying. Also the schedule scrolling is slow and cumbersome compared to iPlayer radio. A backwards move, very annoyed. Later updates seem to have resolved crashes but scrolling still seems slow sometimes.Should remove the pictures from schedule.

  4. Jonathan Kelly-avatar

    Jonathan Kelly

    This app has been working ok up until recently. When used in conjunction with android auto (access the app on your cars display) the "start" button has disappeared. I hope this is just a glitch that will be corrected and not an intentional downgrade. I do find the search facility on the app very poor compared to using sounds via a web browser. Not a bad app but could be a lot better.

  5. Tony Greenwood-avatar

    Tony Greenwood

    Desperately need to be able to sort bookmarks by expiry date to avoid missing things. Should also be able to set a playlist instead of getting the apps choice of what comes next. Latest update to android auto has resulted in the head unit interface not having a skip back button, the skip forward button seems to be on top of it.

  6. Mark Holden-avatar

    Mark Holden

    The app STILL shows subscriptions without any content at the top of my subscription list. Why is the program even there? Also, why does the app list 8 episodes of the same program one after another rather than have one item with the name of the show and when I select it then showing me there's 8 episodes of it. Basically a garbled and shoddy User Experience which puts me off using it as much as I'd like to because it's difficult to find programs I want to listen to

  7. James Constance-avatar

    James Constance

    Works ok. It would be good if there were widget buttons or an interface that allowed simply pressing a button to change stations - as simple as a DAB radio. We don't necessarily want to do much visual browsing. Don't like having to sign in - if it was for our benefit, it would be optional. Unbelievable that you don't have notifications for new episodes of shows we are subscribed to. This is basic functionality. What are you playing at?

  8. Mia Taylor-avatar

    Mia Taylor

    I like to listen to the radio and find it annoying when I miss an episode of something that I'm following, so the Sounds app is good, but I haven't figured out yet how to keep a program playing, without keeping hold off the device. The program keeps going off after a few minutes. Irritating.

  9. Corinne Tarling-Henderson-avatar

    Corinne Tarling-Henderson

    Used to love Cerys Matthews Sunday Morning show on Radio 6 & still do ! BUT when the iPlayer format used to include track details for further investigation on both digital TV internet and phone app WHY does this not continue in your new forced upon us BBC Sounds? No links to webpage or basic tracklisting? Why take something simple and excellent down to a new lower standard? We pay for licence for BBC services, register to watch and listen but does BBC listen to our inputs in return?

  10. A B-avatar

    A B

    Editing my original review as it's a different issue now: takes forever to load up the actual radio feature? Regardless of WiFi or 4G being connected, it buffers for minutes (most of the time over five minutes) before actually playing. There is also no easy way to see the past track list which I thought would be one of the most basic additions to the app 🤔