Originally unveiled as an app in June, Sounds brings together radio, music and podcasts “into a single personalised experience” and includes popular features such as downloads and schedules for BBC radio stations.
The BBC's iPlayer is the UK's most popular streaming and catch-up service and will be used to deliver new content, including live radio shows and music performances.
A host of classic dramas are being made available as complete boxsets on BBC iPlayer, giving fans a chance to re-live the first series of House of Cards, the corporation’s acclaimed adaption of Michael Dobbs’ novel, 2004’s North and South and the 1958 sci-fi series Quatermass and the Pit.
The BBC says it will extend its 4K Ultra HD trial – which has allowed football fans to enjoy the World Cup in the highest possible quality – to Wimbledon. Every match from Centre Court will be streamed in Ultra HD via the BBC iPlayer to those with a compatible TV and a high speed internet connection.
A new trial will see all 29 of BBC One’s World Cup matches available in Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) on BBC iPlayer – but fans should grab their seats early as there are a limited number of spaces available for each game.
To make logging in easy to use, the BBC has adopted a ‘Pin and Pair’ system where the user logs in on their computer or tablet and then enters a PIN displayed on their set top box to authorise its access to their BBC account.