BBC Sounds launches on Freeview Play

BBC Sounds is launching on Freeview Play, giving music, radio and podcast fans access to over 80,000 hours of audio content, all for free.

Listeners can enjoy the BBC Sounds app 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.

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.

BBC Sounds launches on Humax recorders

Humax has also announced that the BBC Sounds app is now available on its best-selling FVP-5000T (pictured above) and FVP-4000T Freeview Play Recorders.

Humax Freeview Play Recorders deliver a multitude of subscription-free and top-up entertainment. Each model incorporates three digital tuners, allowing up to four programmes to be recorded at once while the user watches another live channel. Up to 1,000 hours of recordings can be stored, giving owners almost unlimited capacity to capture their favourite programmes, series and movies

As the UK’s fastest growing TV platform, with over 11 million devices sold, launching onto Freeview Play will considerably extend the reach of the BBC Sounds TV app. The app will also be accessible via the Explore Freeview Play interface at Channel 100 on Freeview Play devices, making it even easier for users to discover the latest BBC Sounds content.

Simon Hunt, 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 already rolling out across Freeview Play, with full coverage coming soon. Devices will update with the new feature automatically.