Can I use BBC Sounds on my mobile or tablet?

Can I install the app?

You can install the BBC Sounds app worldwide* if your device is running on:

  • Amazon Fire OS 5.0 or above
  • Android 5.0 or above
  • iOS 11.3 or above

* The app is not available in a small number of countries. To listen in those countries, use the BBC Sounds website at

Can I use the website?

You can access the BBC Sounds website at We can confirm support for the following operating systems and browsers:  

  • Amazon Fire OS 5 and above
  • Android 4.4 and above
  • iOS 9.3 and above
  • Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari (latest version)
  • Amazon Silk
  • Internet Explorer 11

How do I know what operating system my device is running?

Amazon Fire

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings
  2. Tap Settings, then Device
  3. Tap System Updates


  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll down and tap About Phone/About Device
  3. Scroll down to the Android version


  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on General, then About
  3. Scroll down to Version

How do I update my device’s operating system?

Head to the relevant page to find out how to update the operating system for your device:

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