BBC Sounds is to join the growing portfolio of apps found on Freesat’s range of 4K TV boxes.
The BBC app allows listeners to choose from 80,000 hours of music, radio and podcasts.
Alistair Thom, CEO, Freesat, commented, “As the first lockdown hit and more of us began working from home for example, we saw a resulting change in listening habits as a greater number of our customers began to access radio content through our set top boxes.”
According to data supplied by TVbeat, Freesat customers now average 11.6 hours per month listening to the radio, up from just over 9 hours per month prior to the start of pandemic in March.
In addition to live and catch-up streams from the BBC’s national and local services, BBC Sounds also features a selection of original podcasts.