3 Ways to Download and Record BBC Radio Easily

This post provides some easy yet effective ways to help you download and record BBC Radio to MP3 or other audio formats, so that you can enjoy the shows offline anytime, anywhere. Just stick around here to learn more information about ripping BBC Radio.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Apr 19, 2024

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Key Takeaways

  • BBC Sounds ( it was called BBC iRadio once) is a radio channel in the UK, which offers various audio content, including politics, entertainment, and more.
  • Users can download audio tracks from BBC Radio for offline listening, but the downloaded files are only available for 30 days after they are broadcasted. Some audio sources cannot be downloaded on BBC Sounds.
  • For your convenience, you can choose to record BBC Radio with some professional recorders, like EaseUS RecExperts. You can access all sources on BBC Radio and keep them on your local forever.

BBC Radio (now called BBC Sounds) is a world-known radio channel that offers radio programs as well as a wide range of podcasts, music, and drama. However, you can only enjoy the audio content on BBC Sounds with a good network connection. Suppose that you want to listen to podcasts and music from BBC Radio no matter when you need to, you can choose to download or record BBC Radio on your local device. This page introduces some practical ways to help you record or download BBC sounds for offline enjoyment. Let's dig into it.

Record BBC Radio

How to Perfectly Record BBC Radio to MP3 on Computer

As we all know, users can download some audio tracks from BBC Radio, but most audio content is only available to enjoy for 30 days after they are broadcasted, as these audio tracks will expire at the end of the 30-day period. So, if you want to keep the audio content from BBC Radio on your local device forever to enjoy them anytime, you can choose to use a streaming audio recorder to rip BBC Sounds.

Here, you can try EaseUS RecExperts. This software supports recording BBC Radio to MP3, AAC, FLAC, or other audio formats so that you can offline listen to them on multiple audio players. Besides, it enables you to adjust your recording parameters for better audio recordings, including audio bitrate, sample rate, etc. Plus, the schedule recording feature is helpful when you want to capture some streaming shows on BBC Radio.

What's more, you can also use it to record Internet radio from other platforms, like Mixcloud, Pandora, Soundcloud, and more. Just hit the below button to get this tool now!

Here's how to rip BBC radio with EaseUS RecExperts on a desktop:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts on your computer, and click "Audio" (looks like a speaker) on the left side of the main interface.

Record Audio

Step 2. To record the internal audio, you need to select the "System sound" option on the next window. You can adjust the volume by clicking on "System sound" > "Advanced options".

Go to Advanced Settings

Step 3. Next, click on the red "REC" button to begin your recording. While recording, you can pause or stop the recording by clicking on the according buttons.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. Once done, you can find the recordings in the pop-up recording list window.

Recording List Window

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How to Record BBC iPlayer Radio via Audacity for Free

Aside from EaseUS RecExperts, Audacity is also an excellent tool for recording audio tracks on BBC iPlayer Radio. This freeware lets you record streaming audio for free, as it is open-source. As for capturing music or podcasts from BBC Radio, you can flexibly export the recording in various formats, like MP3, FLAC, WMA, and more. Most importantly, there are some editing tools available, which means you can trim your recording or apply the sound filter to it easily. Now, let's see how to record BBC Sounds with Audacity:

Step 1. Open Audacity on your computer. (If you don't have it, download and install this tool from the official website)

Step 2. Click Audio Setup > Host > Windows WASAPI. Then, choose your audio output device.

Record BBC Sounds via Audacity

Step 3. Next, find and play the song, music, live streaming audio, or podcast you want to record on BBC Sounds.

Step 4. Finally, click the Record button to begin your recording.

How to Directly Download BBC iPlayer Radio to MP3

If you want to save BBC audio on your iPhone or Android device, you can use the BBC Sounds App (It was called Player Radio before 2018). It offers a download option that allows you to download BBC audio for offline enjoyment. However, you can only keep the downloaded audio materials for only 30 days. Once it expires, you cannot access the audio track anymore; besides, not all shows can be downloaded from BBC Sounds.

Note: This app is only available for iOS 11.3 and Android 5 or later devices

Step 1. Download and open this application on your mobile device.

Step 2. Open it, and use the search bar to discover the music or streaming audio that you want to download from BBC Sounds.

Step 3. Next, choose a specific episode, and you will see the Download button at the bottom. Just press it simply, and it will download the BBC Sounds audio files automatically.

Download BBC radio

Step 4. Once done, you can find the downloads under the My Sounds > Downloads sections.

The Bottom Line

On this page, we have shown you three ways to rip BBC Radio sounds. You can choose to download or record it to enjoy them offline. As we discussed above, you can only download a part of BBC Sounds audio tracks. So, to access all the audio sources on BBC radio, we highly recommend you use EaseUS RecExperts. It can help you record all sound content and keep them locally forever.

Record BBC Radio FAQs

1. How to record BBC Radio online?

To record BBC Radio online, all you need is an online audio recorder, like EaseUS Online Screen Recorder, Vocaroo, Rev, etc. Just play the music or song you want to record on BBC Radio, open the online recorder, and click Record to begin recording.

2. Can I download and keep from BBC Sounds?

Yes. You can download and keep it from BBC Sounds. However, you can only download part of the audio sources from BBC Sounds and keep them for 30 days.

3. Is there a BBC radio catch-up?

Yes. There is a BBC Radio catch-up for almost every field. If you have missed the programs, you can choose to download them after they've been broadcast.

4. Where are BBC Sounds downloads stored on Android?

If the BBC Radio episode has been downloaded, you can find it in My Sounds > Downloads on your Android phone.

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