Updated list of BBC network radio URLs

Updated April 2016 to include BBC local radio streams

The BBC has changed the way it streams a lot of its radio stations on the internet. You can read more about the changes on the BBC Blog.

One upshot of this was that none of my many RaspberryPi internet radios would pick up BBC stations any more. Yes, I know I can listen to most of them on DAB, but I like to be able to listen to everything in one place.

So here’s an updated list of URLs – these work with the Pimoroni Displayotron3000 Raspberry Pi radio which uses VLC as its player. I’ve not tried them with any of my MPC/MPD-based radios yet.

The nice thing about this list is it includes separate streams for Radio 4 FM and LW, useful if you want to listen to the full-length Yesterday in Parliament, for example. World Service isn’t on this list because I think the old URLs I was using are still working.

National stations

BBC Radio 1

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio1_mf_p

BBC Radio 1xtra

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio1xtra_mf_p

BBC Radio 2

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio2_mf_p

BBC Radio 3

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio3_mf_p

BBC Radio 4FM

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio4fm_mf_p

BBC Radio 4LW

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio4lw_mf_p

BBC Radio 4 Extra

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio4extra_mf_p

BBC Radio 5 Live

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio5live_mf_p

BBC Radio 5 Live Sportsball Extra

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio5extra_mf_p

BBC Radio 6 Music

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_6music_mf_p

BBC Asian Network

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_asianet_mf_p

BBC World Service UK stream

http://bbcwssc.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcwssc_mp1_ws-eieuk

BBC World Service News stream

http://bbcwssc.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcwssc_mp1_ws-einws

Nations and regions

Radio Cymru

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_cymru_mf_p

BBC Radio Foyle

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_foyle_mf_p

BBC Radio nan Gàidheal

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_nangaidheal_mf_p

BBC Radio Scotland

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_scotlandfm_mf_p

BBC Radio Ulster

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_ulster_mf_p

BBC Radio Wales

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_walesmw_mf_p

Local radio (all broadcasting exactly the same programme as I compiled this!)

BBC Radio Berkshire

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrberk_mf_p

BBC Radio Bristol

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrbris_mf_p

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrcambs_mf_p

BBC Radio Cornwall

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrcorn_mf_p

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrwmcandw_mf_p

BBC Radio Cumbria

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrcumbria_mf_p

BBC Radio Derby

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrderby_mf_p

BBC Radio Devon

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrdevon_mf_p

BBC Essex

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lressex_mf_p

BBC Radio Gloucestershire

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrgloucs_mf_p

BBC Radio Guernsey

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrguern_mf_p

BBC Hereford & Worcester

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrhandw_mf_p

BBC Radio Humberside

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrhumber_mf_p

BBC Radio Jersey

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrjersey_mf_p

BBC Radio Kent

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrkent_mf_p

BBC Radio Lancashire

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrlancs_mf_p

BBC Radio Leeds

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrleeds_mf_p

BBC Radio Leicester

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrleics_mf_p

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrlincs_mf_p

BBC Radio London

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrldn_mf_p

BBC Radio Manchester

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrmanc_mf_p

BBC Radio Merseyside

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrmersey_mf_p

BBC Newcastle

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrnewc_mf_p

BBC Radio Norfolk

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrnorfolk_mf_p

BBC Radio Northampton

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrnthhnts_mf_p

BBC Radio Nottingham

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrnotts_mf_p

BBC Radio Oxford

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lroxford_mf_p

BBC Radio Sheffield

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrsheff_mf_p

BBC Radio Shropshire

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrshrops_mf_p

BBC Radio Solent

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrsolent_mf_p

BBC Somerset

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrsomer_mf_p

BBC Radio Stoke

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrsomer_mf_p

BBC Radio Suffolk

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrsuffolk_mf_p

BBC Surrey

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrsurrey_mf_p

BBC Sussex

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrsussex_mf_p

BBC Tees

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrtees_mf_p

BBC Three Counties Radio

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lr3cr_mf_p

BBC Wiltshire

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrwilts_mf_p

BBC WM 95.6

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lrwm_mf_p

BBC Radio York

http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_lryork_mf_p

Update, July 2015: Fip has also moved, it’s now at http://audio.scdn.arkena.com/11016/fip-midfi128.mp3 – not sure if there is still a working low bandwidth stream.

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40 Responses to Updated list of BBC network radio URLs

  1. Mike says:

    Where did you find this list of the new streams? I can’t seem to find it anywhere. The reason I ask is because the BBC World Service stream is no longer working for me, and I was hoping to find new World Service stream or to find a comprehensive list.

    • blogmywiki says:

      I think I made this list because I couldn’t find one either! Will investigate World Service, that was still working for me after the domesric networks stopped working.

  2. Ian Haynes says:

    The following link for the BBC World Service is still working:

    http://bbcwssc.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcwssc_mp1_ws-eieuk

  3. bbconetwo says:

    Hi can you help im trying to find a stream i can add as a url to tunein radio? Im blind so id like to listen to bbc tv 1 & 2 on this can you please help?
    thank you in advance

  4. Bbconetwo says:

    Hi thanks for the response I’m wanting the bbc TV channels bbc 1 and 2 so I can use them as a custom url on my tunein radio thanks you in advance

  5. Bbconetwo says:

    Hi I’m interested in bbc TV channels 1,2,3 as I’m blind I use tunein radio but it won’t stream on my iPhone properly so I’d like to use a custom url
    Thank you

  6. George says:

    Nice!
    It works on Volumio (Raspberry Pi) with the MPD-player.

  7. Mark says:

    Thanks for this list. Just was using my net radio and found all the old links now working. Still trying to get a good link in the new format for Radio Scotland. Let me know if you have it or how you deduced these. Thanks!

  8. Mike says:

    Thanks for this for this very useful list. It was the lack of this information that somewhat curbed my enthusiasm to build a Pi Internet radio, a project I was intending to start, as I live abroad and I shall be moving to a region of the country where radio reception is very poor. The hardware and software elements seemed feasible, even for my low level of skill, thanks to various fine tutorials, but it was the last piece of the puzzle that was lacking. Now all I have to do is find a similar list for the national stations I usually pick up easily where I’m living now – only one of those is audible on an ordinary radio in the area I’m moving to – and I’ll be away! Many thanks,

    Mike

  9. andrew says:

    Thanks, Thanks, Thanks! I could not record my favourite radio stations on screamer radio for a long time. Thanks to You I finally can! Greetings from Poland,

  10. Chrislayeruk says:

    These links work with Roon. Thank you. Do you have links for BBC local radio?

  11. Chrislayeruk says:

    Thanks, I’ll try it. Roon is amazing they do a free trial. Read up on it at Roon labs.

  12. d says:

    How did you find the links, please? Very useful for mplayer (linux) and the command terminal

  13. Bernard says:

    You seem to have missed this one out from your list:
    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
    http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio5extra_mf_p

  14. Dan says:

    Do you know the streaming url for BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, by any chance? I’d love to listen to the cricket test match commentary on my Soundbridge! Thank you.

  15. Paul Webster says:

    FYI – If you used LMS (Logitech Media Server) via, for example, PiCorePlayer, then you would benefit from the station stream URLs being maintained by 3rd-party (TuneIn – formerly known as Radio Time) – with the big benefit that you can also access the Listen Again programmes.

  16. Chris P Bacon says:

    Hi anybody got a working one for Radio Live 5 Extra

    http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio5live_mf_p

    as this one not working for me

    thanks / Appreciated

    Chris P

  17. Mohassin hassan says:

    Please provide me stream of BBC Urdu I am waiting to get it from you

  18. Mohassin hassan says:

    Please anyone here provide BBC URDU STREAMING ID TO PLAY ON VLC PLAYER

  19. Mohassin hassan says:

    Only find this not sure is it live streaming or podcast of BBC Urdu
    http://wsdownload.bbc.co.uk/urdu/css/32mp3/latest/sairbeen.mp3

  20. Rich Robinson says:

    Stoke is a repeat of somerset – just change somer to stoke ….. But thanks for the great list!!

  21. Ohh!! I think I lost BBC but that list helps me so much to get the correct one I love to listen https://harrypottermusicbox.com/ to this all time.

  22. Arun says:

    Just wondering the BBC links (at the top) are the 320K ones or 128? National links are supposed to be 320K but just making sure.

  23. Roland says:

    Thanks a lot for providing these infos. Much appreciated!!

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