BBC Sounds

Download BBC Sounds for Pc

Published by BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited

  • License: Free
  • Category: Music
  • Last Updated: 2019-07-11
  • File size: 54.34 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10
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BBC Sounds Description

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 When using the Apple CarPlay enabled version of the BBC Sounds app, 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. 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. 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 and cookies 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: BBC © 2018 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read about our approach to external linking:

How to: Download and Install BBC Sounds on your Windows PC

To get BBC Sounds working on your computer is easy. You will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below.We will help you download and install BBC Sounds on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod App emulator

An emulator imitates/ emulates an android device on your computer, making it easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC. To begin, you can choose from either of the apps below:
i. Nox App .
ii. Bluestacks .
I recommend Bluestacks since it is very popular with lots of online tutorials 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.

  1. Once found, click it. The installation process will commence.
  2. Accept the EULA License agreement and Follow the on-screen directives.

If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: Using BBC Sounds on the computer

Once installed, Open the Emulator application and type BBC Sounds in the search bar. Now hit Search. You will easily see your desired app. Click on it. It will display BBC Sounds in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start Installing. To use the app, do this:
You will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click to go to a page containing all your installed applications.
You will see the app icon. Click to start using your app. You can start using BBC Sounds for Pc now!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I download BBC Sounds for free?
Yes! You can Download BBC Sounds from official sites for free using our site.
Can I use the app on PC?
It's easy! Just follow our simple tutorial below and you will start enjoying the app in no time. Clicking the "Download" button above will redirect you to the official download site to get BBC Sounds for PC free.
Will BBC Sounds work on Windows and MAC?
Absolutely yes! Following our free tutorial below will get BBC Sounds for Pc working on most versions of Windows operating systems or MAC.


  • Good app ruined by constantly signing out

    By Andrew WR
    A shame that the app doesn't successfully recognise my account. I constantly have to sign in, and have to reset password. Certainly puts me off using it.
  • Static text

    By xtensor
    I suppose that one day someone will get around to making all links clickable. At the moment you can’t even copy and paste them.
  • Could have been good

    By JohnS1948
    It looks good and has potential BUT it lacks user information. What does subscribe mean - will this cost me money? How do I delete a download that I have finished with? There are other questions also. I’m sure that this would be really good once it is sorted out. In the meantime since I can’t delete programs I shall delete the app and try again sometime in the future.
  • Sub-categories?

    By llcool lloyd
    Why create an app that is harder to use than the existing app? Where are the sub-categories?
  • Still too little functionality

    By Houseofloxley
    I’d like to be able to browse according to categories. I’d like to be able to delete podcasts I’d previously chosen. I’d like to be able to programme my own “follow on” podcasts once one has finished - I’ve NEVER wanted to listen to the one “selected” for me. BBC Sounds is an excellent feature, but it’s still got a LONG way to go.

    By Sprocmack
    Please provide basic functions available in Radio iPlayer: 1. List bookmarked programmes by expiry date/time. 2. List available programmes by genre eg drama then sci-fi or crime. 3. Provide more information about each programme in initial listing, eg expiry details and instalment title for a series, to allow rapid decision on what to listen to first. New functions please: 3. Highlight subscribed programmes about to expire 4. Option to automatically download selected whole series after transmission. As a 4Extra listener, the Sounds app is a regression after the iPlayer.
  • Not enough depth

    By Emile 2513258474
    Search as always not very content-heavy. Too intrusive and hard to navigate. Needs to feel seamless but it’s clunky.
  • Totally, utterly, empathetically a RUBBISH APP!

    By Vitas7890
    1. It crashes more often than not. 2. You cannot read the programme content when the programme is live. 3. You cannot search or tag a programme to listen to. 4. For some reason you cannot “rewind” the World Service programmes as you can the other channels. 5. Search function is as useful as a kick in the head. 6. Several times had to delete and reinstall the app for it to work after staying in a “buffer mode”. 7. If this is the app to replace iPlayer radio then the BBC have wasted licence fee money yet again. It’s not an improvement. The “Sounds” app is an all round abject FAILURE...That will mean the BBC executive behind this monstrosity will get a pay rise, promotion and a bonus. Oh! And did I say the Sounds App is CRAP?
  • Worse than iPlayer, by far

    By Z26
    Others have described all the things wrong with this. I’ve used iPlayer for years and have a lot of programmes bookmarked in My Radio. In here, they’re all jumbled together. No indication of what has active episodes, nor what I’m listening to at present. I’ve read that iPlayer is being discontinued and that the BBC is spending £10,000,000 on promoting this app to under-35 year olds. Spending some of that money on a good app would make some sense, advertising an awful one doesn’t, nor does alienating long-term listeners. There has been a recent update but it’s brought no improvement. I have just read that the reviews have been “reset” to take out the low scores. This is shameful. Instead of improving the app, the BBC pretends there is no problem. Some of the favourable reviews look as if they’ve been planted.
  • Still no Play All / Playlist support!

    By TennisWatcher
    Still no Play All / Playlist support, so I only use BBC iPlayer Radio app which is still significantly better.