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Page updated: 5 June 2020

Beeb is the new voice assistant from the BBC

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Beeb is the new voice assistant from the BBC.

“OK Beeb, play Radio 1.” It’s as easy as that.

You can ask Beeb for your favourite radio stations, podcasts, music mixes, news and weather updates as well as fun jokes and quirky facts.

Beeb Features

• Stay up to date with the latest BBC News headlines and weather snapshots any time of the day.
• Listen to live BBC Radio, podcasts, music mixes and all your favourite radio shows.
• Get fun jokes written by BBC comedy writers and quirky facts from QI’s Sandi Toksvig.

Beeb is also interested in what other things you ask for so it can evolve the experience and make it better for everyone. So don’t be shy, experiment and ask Beeb other questions! It may not have the answers to everything yet but it will certainly try its best to respond.

How do I get it?

At this stage, Beeb is only available to UK-based members of Microsoft’s Windows Insider Programme (a programme where Microsoft users can get early access to the latest features, news, and updates before they are released.)

We will be making Beeb available to the public soon so keep your eyes peeled.

What can I ask Beeb for?

You can ask for things like…

“OK Beeb, update me”

Say this to get a snapshot of the local weather and latest news headlines, any time of the day.

“OK Beeb, play Radio 1”

Say the name of your favourite BBC radio station to listen live.

“OK Beeb, play Desert Island Discs”

Say the name of your favourite BBC radio show or podcast.

“OK Beeb, tell me a joke”

Say this to hear material from BBC comedy writers.

“OK Beeb, tell me a fact”

Say this to hear quirky facts from QI’s Sandi Toksvig.

Your Feedback

We’d love to hear what you thought of the experience. We’ll make every effort to address any issues and take on board suggestions as we hear about them. Whether that’s a bug or a thought on what we should stop, start and continue in the product experience, drop us a line at Beeb.Feedback@bbc.co.uk


Read more about how we protect and process your personal information in the Beeb Privacy Notice

We want everyone to enjoy the BBC. But there are a few rules to stick to. See BBC Terms of Use at https://www.bbc.co.uk/terms

Find out about your privacy rights and the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy at https://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy

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