BBC Sounds App added to Sky Q

Sky Q subscribers can now access live broadcasts and recorded content with the BBC Sounds app.

The BBC Sounds app has more than 80,000 hours of programmes, music mixes and podcasts from hosts including Louis Theroux, George the Poet and George Wicks. The new app is available to all Sky Q customers in the UK from this week.

Live and on demand content can be found by saying “Launch BBC Sounds” into the Sky Q voice remote. Shows in the app can be paused and continued on other devices, such as on phones and tablets. Shows can also be bookmarked and subscribed to. BBC Sounds will provide recommendations for other content that users might enjoy under ‘Daily picks’.

When the app is used for the first time users will need to create or sign in to a BBC account. A unique code will be shown on the TV screen which can be entered in the account online. The account will stay logged in on the Sky Q box.

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.”

The launch is part of a collaboration between the BBC and Sky. In 2019 the BBC iPlayer app became available on Sky Q boxes in the UK.

The BBC’s national radio stations are also available as radio channels on all Sky receivers through the electronic programme guide.