Question: How Can I Listen To BBC Sounds?

Do you need a Licence to listen to BBC sounds?

You don’t need a TV licence to use BBC Sounds.

The law applies to watching and downloading TV programmes, including via BBC iPlayer.

For more details visit the TV Licensing website..

What is the difference between BBC iPlayer and BBC sounds?

A BBC Spokesperson said: “Unlike iPlayer Radio, BBC Sounds is personalised and gives listeners the best radio, music and podcasts from the BBC where people want – increasingly on mobiles.

Is it better to stream or download podcasts?

Streaming the entire podcast will use the same amount of data as downloading the full episode. … Also, listening to the episode multiple times the download will perform better as you only need to capture it once instead of streaming the entire file twice.

Why can’t I download BBC sounds?

Seeing a Download Failed message on the BBC Sounds app on your mobile or tablet? Close the app completely and then re-open it. For some people, this has allowed the download to complete in full. Make sure you have a strong internet connection.

Can I buy BBC Programmes?

For over 30 years selected BBC programmes have been available to buy – first on VHS, then DVD and more recently on digital download platforms. … BBC iPlayer will continue to offer the same range of programmes to watch live, catch up on and download for up to 30 days for free.

Can I watch YouTube without a TV Licence?

Do I need a TV Licence to watch YouTube? No, you do not need a TV Licence to watch YouTube videos: you are not watching live TV content as it is broadcast. TV programmes that are uploaded to the video site following their broadcast follow the same rules as catch-up TV.

Is BBC Sounds free to listen to?

BBC Sounds is available for free from Apple, Google Play, Amazon and online at bbc.co.uk/sounds. Download the free app today and happy listening!

Do you have to pay for BBC podcasts?

You can listen to or download podcasts for free on the BBC Sounds app or from the BBC Sounds website on your computer. … You can also subscribe to receive a podcast, rather like you might subscribe to a magazine and get it delivered each week.

Does listening to BBC Sounds use data?

In reality it’s actually 0.94MB, but 1MB per minute sounds better in my head. So, if you’re listening to a “standard” 128kbps radio stream on something like TuneIn for an hour on your smartphone, it’s going to consume 60MB (or 56.25MB to be precise) of data.

Do I need a Licence to listen to the radio at home?

Listening to the radio doesn’t require a licence These days, you don’t need a licence to listen to the radio, including BBC stations. This applies however you listen, even if you listen on a television or via BBC iPlayer – provided you don’t also use them to watch TV.

What does subscribe mean on BBC sounds?

Subscribe on BBC Sounds Subscribing on BBC Sounds means you’ll see a personalised feed of your favourite podcasts and programmes in My Sounds. You will need to download episodes individually. On the website. Click on an episode of the programme you want to add to your Subscribed list.

Can you listen to audiobooks on BBC sounds?

You’ll find a list of our available audiobooks in the audiobooks category. On the BBC Sounds app, scroll down the homepage to the Categories section. Tap View All, then head to the Audiobooks category.

Why does BBC sound out?

We’ve found that if you have Battery Saver mode enabled on your Android device, playback will stop when either: Your phone is locked. You launch another mobile app.

How can I listen to old BBC Programmes?

You can listen live online and also listen again to programmes broadcast at Radio 4’s website. You listen live by accessing the link in the top banner or catch up on a past programme by finding a programme in the Schedule.