BBC iPlayer Help

What is autoplay and can it be toggled on or off?

On the BBC Sounds website

When you play a programme on the website, BBC Sounds will automatically play the next episode when you get to the end of an episode. If there is no next episode we’ll play content we think you’ll like based on our recommendations system. We call this autoplay.

You’ll notice that a ten second timer will appear just before the programme you’re listening to finishes. You can click on the image for the next piece of content to skip the timer.


  • How do I turn off autoplay?

You can disable autoplay by selecting the black and orange toggle switch labelled Autoplay, which is located at the right of the 'Coming up next' section. 

To turn autoplay back on again, select the same toggle switch. 


On the BBC iPlayer Radio app

The autoplay feature on the BBC iPlayer Radio app will play the next available programme or podcast within a series automatically (without a countdown timer).

The autoplay toggle is located at the bottom of the screen and you can select whether this feature is on or off.



We're working on introducing Autoplay to the BBC Sounds app soon. Keep an eye on the following page for any updates: What features are you working on within the BBC Sounds app?

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