How to listen to BBC World Service

What frequency is BBC World Service on? In a world of multiplatform radio, with DAB, FM, HD Radio and radio online, there are many different ways to tune in, whether you want to listen in the car, on the bus or at home.

More info: to find out more, including addresses, people who work there, audience figures and other information, see BBC World Service’s directory listing.

Listen to BBC World Service online

You can listen to live online radio from BBC World Service for free.

Click a button below to listen now in your browser. TuneIn

Apps: we may also list official apps to help you tune in on BBC World Service’s page.

Listen to BBC World Service on DAB Digital Radio

You’ll find BBC World Service on DAB in the areas below. You don’t need to know any numbers: just tune it in, by name.


Your set is a DAB Digital Radio if it has a DAB logo on it somewhere, or if it receives BBC Radio 6 Music. You should find this station on there too, if you’re in the transmission area. If not, you might need to retune, or rescan, your set: here’s how to rescan your digital radio.

You can buy DAB Digital Radio receivers at

Other platforms

Freeview (UK)Channel 710
DStvChannel 850
FreesatChannel 711
Virgin MediaChannel 906
RadioFeeds UK & IrelandListen live: BWS
SkyChannel 0115
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