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BBC Sounds launches on Sky

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BBC Sounds app on Sky Q

With immediate effect, the BBC Sounds app will be available to all Sky Q customers in the UK.

The app offers more than 80,000 hours of audio content, including live BBC radio broadcasts, music mixes, and podcasts from the likes of Joe Wicks, Stacey Dooley, Louis Theroux and George the Poet.

Within the app, users can bookmark shows they wish to listen to later, seamlessly pick up where they left off on other devices, subscribe to their favourite shows so they never miss a minute, and get recommendations every day for what else they may enjoy. 

The app can be accessed using the voice command “launch BBC Sounds” via the Sky Q voice remote.

The deal expands the previously announced content collaboration between the BBC and Sky, which in late 2019 saw the BBC’s HbbTV-based connected red button service become available on Sky Q, giving viewers direct access to the BBC iPlayer app via BBC TV channels.

Patrick Behar, Chief Business Officer, Sky,said:

In 2020, we brought a range of apps to Sky Q including Disney+, Discovery+ and Amazon Prime Video, so I’m delighted to kick start the new year by adding the brilliant BBC Sounds app to the Sky Q mix. We know the value our customers place on BBC content so it’s great that they can access the best of music, radio and podcasts alongside their favourite TV, in one place, easy.

BBC Sounds was first launched on TV platforms last year, beginning with a roll-out on Freeview Play, YouView, Freesat 4K and Roku devices.

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