Direct Link to Radio 1 “Listen Live” Online Stream 49

For those of you that listen to Radio 1 over the internet, this might come in handy: (low quality) (high quality)

It is the direct link to the online stream, so you can paste this into an application like Winamp, VLC or whatever you use instead of having to keep a browser window open.

I am sure BBC don’t mind you using it like this but the url is buried in the html and is quite tricky to find (because of the frames) so hopefully this will save you some digging.

Thanks for all the comments and extra info

Further Stations
This also applies to BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4:
And 1Extra:

49 thoughts on “Direct Link to Radio 1 “Listen Live” Online Stream

  1. Reply weenie Apr 11,2008 07:54

    Cool, I’ll give this a go as I do listen to Radio 1 in the evenings over the net.

  2. Reply Paul May 20,2008 10:20

    Excellent, work block all radio sites, even through WMP, but opening this URL seems to have worked! Mint. (Knew our IT was Pants!).

  3. Reply Adam Oct 3,2008 09:23

    Genius – finally it works at work!

  4. Reply Ryan Nov 26,2008 12:54

    Quality Mate Thanks.

  5. Reply Marc Dec 8,2008 15:58

    Fantastic. Thanks, been suffering with radio 1 cutting out randomly whilst listening through real player or real alternative for months.
    Posting this link in to WMP has stopped me needing to restart it every 10-20 mins!

  6. Reply Ben Jan 12,2009 10:23

    The url doesn’t work any more. Or is it my computer’s fault? I would like to feed my internet radio with it…

  7. Reply Carey Jan 13,2009 13:12

    That link should still work – I just tested it.

  8. Reply Haydn Jan 15,2009 14:16

    Cheers, Used at school! The normal radio 1 website doesnt work but this does so sound mate.

  9. Reply Urban Pykey Jan 17,2009 10:35

    Thanks for the link. i use Ubuntu so dont have realplayer or windows media player but this link works great with both VLC and Amarok!


  10. Reply Leah Jan 30,2009 19:29

    How do I play this in Windows Media Player? I’m trying to do it from work.

  11. Reply tom Feb 12,2009 17:32

    no u just copy nd paste the link

  12. Reply Will Mar 23,2009 15:56

    Thank you so much! The realplayer pop-up on the radio 1 site SUCKS, but this works a treat!

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  14. Reply Ali May 8,2009 18:45

    Is it possible to find the listen again links like this?

  15. Reply Jay May 22,2009 07:42

    I cant get the link to work through WMP or Winamp!! please help what am I doing wrong??

  16. Reply Steve Maryin May 27,2009 15:27


    Both links work, the top one is low bandwidth and Penna’s link is the high quality stream ;oP

  17. Reply Connor Jun 4,2009 17:59

    Copy and Paste It Top Bar Thankyou I Use For Programs Like When Playing Games Thx For Link

  18. Reply alan Jun 26,2009 18:30

    Thx so much from a Brit in Switzerland.

    Now we just need iPlayer to work!

    Thx again

  19. Reply Al Jun 26,2009 20:21

    I have to give you more credit. My internet buggered up so I have a slinky (very wireless sensitive) little DELL. I plugged in to the swiss free broadband system. This link has not broken once.
    I had found the low bandwith BBC thing but this has been seamless for 6 hours. Amazing. TY TY TY

  20. Reply kenny (scotland) Jul 5,2009 00:57

    superb. thanx. this works for me was using other ones which dont work no more. Thanx. brilliant !

  21. Reply Dan (stockholm Sep 4,2009 06:21

    Thanks alot for this link for some reason my work blocked this site and i dont think i could work without radio 1 playing so its very apprciated

    from a Brit in stockholm

  22. Reply anonymous Oct 17,2009 21:52

    can i get it to work in itunes?

  23. Reply Sam Oct 22,2009 05:17

    awesome mate! well done son 🙂 have been dying for radio one in texas since coming frm glasgow! love it

  24. Reply Martin Nov 1,2009 18:30

    Thanks Carey 🙂

  25. Reply Ian Nov 11,2009 14:12

    This is a really cool link and guess what if you change the “1” in the above URL to a “2” you get radio two. Brill !!!!!!

  26. Reply Carey Nov 12,2009 10:45

    Thank you Ian, I will add that to the main post so everyone can see.

  27. Reply ND Nov 20,2009 07:43

    Thank you so much I have been looking for a way to listen to radio 1 at work for ages!!

  28. Reply Gill Jan 14,2010 13:05

    do you have the url for Radio 1 Xtra??

  29. Reply CtM Jan 21,2010 09:19

    Ok, minor fail on my part there, the link points to the right place, but the clickable part is wrong. I’ll try again
    Apologies for the double post.

  30. Reply GP Feb 19,2010 21:44

    Works great! Thanks!!!

    Where did you find the stream link in the html?

  31. Reply Carey Feb 20,2010 07:54

    No problem guys!

    Thanks for the info on that @CtM

    @GP – the links was hidden within the player popup, inside a frame. Takes a little bit of web dev knowledge to figure it out, but I got there!

    Keep listening guys and don’t forget the podcasts on BBC, love the Radio1 ones, especially Moyles, Mills and the Annie Mac Mashup!

  32. Reply david Mar 30,2010 09:44

    cheers mate! legend, now i can get round the firewalls at work!

  33. Reply Aine May 5,2010 08:59

    It doesn’t work in my school 🙁

  34. Reply Capes Jun 1,2010 19:23

    can we narrow it down to just one previous show instead of live?

  35. Reply .MILE GAGNON Aug 20,2010 15:50


  36. Reply Robert Smith Oct 10,2010 15:34

    Works in VLC, but WMP open the website in ”now playing”, but just says ”connecting to media”, The hi bandwidth stream only uses like 10-14 KB/s (or 0.16 Meg) so even on very slow connections it should stream fine. Flawless on my 1.5 meg residential connection with light web browsing/ online Gaming at the same time. Will cut out if downloading large files tho.

  37. Reply Robert Smith Oct 10,2010 15:39

    Edit: I forgot to close WMP and after about 10 mins I noticed Radio 1 was playing twice, WMP had finally connected. Took its time so it does work (kinda) I am pretty sure BBC radio 1 offered a WMP link on the radio 1 site before. i had it saved as a playlist years ago for use at school. The site was never blocked tho.

  38. Reply Toad Dec 22,2010 13:51

    Excellent – beats the Corporate Firewall perfectly :o)

  39. Reply Jonathon Morris Oct 27,2011 18:50

    Thanks Man, just re-installed windows and lost this dam this is so hard to get considering it’s the BBC and it’s Radio 1 and it’s Winamp ! dam them all !

  40. Reply Kaz Nov 14,2011 01:17


  41. Reply Emma Nov 24,2011 08:41

    Shame, my work filters are too clever for this – I will have to revert to singing to myself instead – thanks anyway!

  42. Reply KimkasJK Jan 14,2012 19:28

    Thanks for the helpful post.

  43. Reply Ric Jan 17,2012 22:10

    thx 4 taking the time posting – works gr8!
    Booh to Radio 1 for having such an awkward site

  44. Reply Julia Sep 14,2012 17:04

    Sweet! Works great on my iPhone. Thank You!!!

  45. Reply Me Dec 31,2012 22:08

    Please never ever remove this page, comes in so handy at work!

  46. Reply Carey Jan 2,2013 15:24

    Don’t worry, the page is staying!

    I take it you were listening to Danny Howard on NYE? It was a great set, I heard it too.. and he is from Blackpool 😉

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