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320kbps BBC Radio on Sonos?

  • 11 June 2021
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Hi all,

I’ve seen a number of threads around this (quite old) but can’t figure it out.

Is there a way of adding 320kbps streams of BBC Radio stations on to Sonos?

I assume the standard TuneIN and Sonos Radio streams are all at 128kbps?

Thanks!

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Best answer by John B 12 June 2021, 12:48

Hi all,

I’ve seen a number of threads around this (quite old) but can’t figure it out.

Is there a way of adding 320kbps streams of BBC Radio stations on to Sonos?

I assume the standard TuneIN and Sonos Radio streams are all at 128kbps?

Thanks!

Not sure why you assume that.  I think Sonos has been playing the 320kbps streams for years.  It will pick up the best quality stream available.  My reading of the article linked by @GuitarSuperstar is that by ‘HD Sound’, the BBC mean more than just 320kbps streams, and that Radio 3 is the only station currently streaming using ‘HD Sound’.

You could add the streaming URLs to Sonos manually if you can find out what the current URLs are.  I had these at one time but I am pretty sure those have been superseded.

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It looks like Radio 3 is the only BBC station that broadcasts in 320 kbps now.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/help/questions/features/hd-sound

But I can’t seem to find the streaming URL for BBC Radio 3 HD.

Hi all,

I’ve seen a number of threads around this (quite old) but can’t figure it out.

Is there a way of adding 320kbps streams of BBC Radio stations on to Sonos?

I assume the standard TuneIN and Sonos Radio streams are all at 128kbps?

Thanks!

Not sure why you assume that.  I think Sonos has been playing the 320kbps streams for years.  It will pick up the best quality stream available.  My reading of the article linked by @GuitarSuperstar is that by ‘HD Sound’, the BBC mean more than just 320kbps streams, and that Radio 3 is the only station currently streaming using ‘HD Sound’.

You could add the streaming URLs to Sonos manually if you can find out what the current URLs are.  I had these at one time but I am pretty sure those have been superseded.

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