The app, which features more than 80,000 hours of audio from the BBC, can be accessed on the Humax FVP-5000T and FVP-4000T models. Users can find the app via the Explore Freeview Play interface on Channel 100.
From there, they will have access to live and on demand BBC radio channels, podcasts and music mixes. Content comes from across the BBC’s 18 national and 40 local stations – all ad-free and free to play. The app also has a ‘continue listening’ feature which allows for continuity across devices when logged in with a BBC account.
The service currently has around 3.5 million weekly users, approximately 10% of all digital listening via TV. That is equivalent to around 48 million hours per week.
In the music streaming era, the BBC has put a renewed focus into its radio brands via BBC sounds. One unique aspect of the app is its range of exclusive music mixes curated by the BBC’s music experts, artists and special guests. 2020 has seen mixes made by DJs like Annie Mac and Fearne Cotton, along with the casts of hit series Killing Eve and I May Destroy You.
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