Tag: bbc sounds
BBC Sounds app gets chilled-out ‘relax’ stream from Radio 1
In the UK, the BBC Sounds app started life as a smarter way to access on-demand radio shows from public-service broadcaster the BBC, as well as its growing stable of podcasts. However, BBC Sounds is quietly becoming a decent...
April 23, 2021
BBC Sounds app expands its wellbeing and workout mixes section
Spotify and other streaming services have been luring talent away from radio for a long time now, with British public-service broadcaster the BBC suffering particularly from the brain drain. However, it’s also making...
June 8, 2020
BBC to shut down iPlayer Radio app to focus on BBC Sounds
The BBC has been throwing a lot of promotional welly behind its BBC Sounds app in recent months, touting its ability to serve live radio, music and podcasts. It should come as little surprise to anyone, then, that the broadcaster...
September 5, 2019
BBC promises to build ‘public-service’ recommendation algorithm
UK public-service broadcaster the BBC is hoping to jog people out of their algorithmic comfort-zones with recommendations in its BBC Sounds app. The broadcaster’s director of radio and education James Purnell announced...
May 15, 2019
BBC hopes to compete with Apple and Spotify for UK podcast listening
British broadcaster the BBC has just published its ‘annual plan’ for the next year, outlining its strategic priorities. One of them is its BBC Sounds app, which the corporation says has now been downloaded more than...
March 29, 2019