BBC Sounds, the BBC’s radio and podcast app, is launching on Freeview Play.
Listeners will be able to enjoy BBC Sounds through their TV’s sound system with live and on-demand radio from over 50 BBC stations, music mixes curated by experts, artists, and special guests, as well as a wide range of award-winning podcasts.
The app offers a personalised experience, with recommendations based on previous listening, and a Continue Listening feature, regardless of whether they were previously listening on mobile, TV or online. Listeners will also be in control of what they are listening to, they can skip forward or rewind 20 seconds and move to the previous or next episode.
Simon Hunt, the Director of Strategy and Business Development for Freeview Play commented, “We are so pleased to be launching BBC Sounds on Freeview Play. We are now home to nine content players, delivering thousands of hours of on-demand content, all for free. There has never been a better time to become a Freeview Play viewer.”
BBC Sounds is the ninth content player to launch on Freeview Play, joining BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup Channels UK, Horror Bites and STV Player.
Freeview Play has an installed base of over 11 million devices.