How do I listen live?

BBC Sounds website

Head to the top of the homepage and click on the station you’d like to listen to live. Use the scroll buttons on the right to find all of our network stations. To browse all stations, including all local BBC radio stations, select View all: Stations.

BBC Sounds website homepage with the View all: Stations and Schedules links highlighted

You’ll be sent to a new page where the live stream will start to play, and you’ll be able to rewind and restart the live stream.

Playback screen on BBC Sounds website for a live programme showing playback controls
 


BBC Sounds app on mobiles and tablets

On the homepage, use the station dial to find all of our network stations. Just tap on a station to start the live stream. To find our local BBC radio stations, select Stations & Schedules.


Screenshot of the homepage of the BBC Sounds app on a tablet with the schedule icon highlighted


You can press the downward arrow at the top of the screen to continue scrolling through the app while the live stream plays. Just press the pause button to stop playback. You can pause, rewind and restart the live stream. 
 

Playback screen of a live programme on the BBC Sounds app on a tablet
 


BBC Sounds app on TVs

On the homepage, you'll find all our national radio stations and your local station at the top. Click on a live stream to start listening. 

BBC Sounds app on TV showing the live stations at the top of the screen
 

Looking for on-demand programmes? Check the How do I find programmes? page to find out how to find on-demand programmes on BBC Sounds.