YouView and Virgin Media subscribers will be among the first to have access to the new BBC Sounds TV app.
The app will provide listeners with another way to access live and on demand radio from the BBC’s 18 national and 40 local stations, music mixes, and a wide range of award-winning podcasts.
It’s possible to pick up a podcast where you left off and see personalised recommendations.
The TV app shows you live track information when you’re listening to a live radio station and a full tracklist for all Sounds music mixes and on demand music radio shows. You can also see all available episodes for podcasts and previously broadcast radio shows.
A screensaver will protect the device from screen burn.
Dan Taylor-Watt, director of product, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sounds, says: “More so now than ever, we want our services to be available on whatever devices people want to access them on – and this is the natural next step in the development of BBC Sounds. We know lots of people listen to radio on the TV, and since Sounds is already the digital home for all audio from the BBC we’re really pleased to be bringing it into homes with a TV app. This launch is just the start, and we’re looking forward to the app being available on more connected TVs soon.”
In addition to YouView and Virgin Media, Sony connected TVs released in 2020 and Samsung models from 2020 and 2019 will also be able to download the app from later this week.