Would you like to listen to and watch content on your Sky Q-Box? With the BBC Sounds app, you now have a new acoustic addition to our premium set-top box that allows you to bring radio, podcast and cultural audio content from the UK broadcaster into your living room.
The successor to iPlayer Radio belongs to Spotify among the audio-focused apps from Sky Q and offers 80,000 hours of legacy programming as well as live radio broadcasts from Radio 1, Radio 2, the World Service, Asian Network and many others.
Download the app from the “Apps” section of the Sky Q menu and launch it as a full-screen browsing experience, which you can also access using the voice search command “Launch BBC Sounds”.
Sounds in sync
It’s a really great suite of shows and content available through the BBC Sounds app, drawing on decades of archived audio hosted by Beeb. Since all digital BBC content now requires a user account for license fee reasons, the BBC Sounds app for Sky Q can be perfectly synchronized with its mobile companion and keeps bookmarks and series subscriptions on both platforms.
It’s also a well-designed, large-screen experience with tiled recommended content alongside a search tool, bookmark lists, and an ubiquitous pop-up on the app’s home screen that lets you quickly switch between browsing and playback.
Podcasts are becoming increasingly important to platform owners as Spotify is investing heavily in the format, Amazon signs up big names for Audible podcasts, and even Netflix is considering adding podcasts to its streaming platform. By adding the BBC Sounds app to its service, Sky is accessing a pre-built archive of great, free content – not to mention the podcasts, which subscribers can access through the set-top box’s existing Spotify app.
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