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List of BBC radio stream URLs

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These stream URLs can be used in an internet radio player or media player app of your choice.

Tech specs[edit]

According to BBC Audio Factory, these are the codecs, bitrates and protocols used for BBC radio online.[1]

Codecs and bitrates
Profile Codec Bitrate Channels Availability
1 AAC-LC 320kbs Stereo UK-only
2 AAC-LC 128kbs Stereo UK-only
3 HE-AACv1 96kbs Stereo Worldwide
4 HE-AACv1 48kbs Stereo Worldwide
2a MP3 128kbs Stereo Worldwide
Protocols
Protocol Profiles Target devices
HLS 1, 2, 3 & 4 Smartphones, tablets and IP radios and streamers
MPEG-DASH 1, 2, 3 & 4 Format to replace HDS and some HLS uses
ICY (SHOUTcast) 2a Low end internet radio devices and 3rd party apps

Nationwide stations[edit]

Station name Format Stream URLs
BBC Radio 1 Contemporary Hit Radio

HTTP Streams

HLS Streams

MPEG DASH Streams

BBC Radio 2 Adult Contemporary

HTTP Streams

HLS Streams

MPEG DASH Streams

BBC Radio 3 Classical, jazz, world music, drama, culture, arts

HTTP Streams

HLS Streams

MPEG DASH Streams

BBC Radio 4 News, talk, comedy and drama

Web Stream

FM

LW

BBC Radio 5 Live News and sports

HTTP Streams

HLS Streams

MPEG DASH Streams

Digital-only stations[edit]

Station name Format Stream URLs
BBC Radio 1Xtra Urban contemporary, electronica, hip hop, R&B, soul

HTTP Streams

HLS Streams

MPEG DASH Streams

BBC Radio 1 Dance Electronic dance music

HLS Streams

MPEG DASH Streams

BBC Radio 1 Relax Chill-out, well-being, relaxation, meditation

HLS Streams

MPEG DASH Streams

BBC Radio 4 Extra Comedy, drama, entertainment

HTTP Streams

HLS Streams

MPEG DASH Streams

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra Sports

HTTP Streams

HLS Streams

MPEG DASH Streams

BBC Radio 6 Music Alternative, Indie

HTTP Streams

HLS Streams

MPEG DASH Streams

BBC Asian Network Indian music, news, and entertainment

HTTP Streams

HLS Streams

MPEG DASH Streams

International stations[edit]

Station name Format Stream URLs
BBC World Service News, speech, discussions

Live Streaming - Internet Schedule

References[edit]