Direct Link to Radio 1 "Listen Live" Online Stream
Last Updated on: January 28, 2023
For those of you that listen to Radio 1 over the internet, this might come in handy:
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). Hopefully, this will save you some digging.
Thanks for all the comments and extra info!
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Cool, I’ll give this a go as I do listen to Radio 1 in the evenings over the net.
Excellent, work block all radio sites, even through WMP, but opening this URL seems to have worked! Mint. (Knew our IT was Pants!).
Genius – finally it works at work!
Quality Mate Thanks.
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!
The url doesn’t work any more. Or is it my computer’s fault? I would like to feed my internet radio with it…
That link should still work – I just tested it.
Cheers, Used at school! The normal radio 1 website doesnt work but this does so sound mate.
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!
How do I play this in Windows Media Player? I’m trying to do it from work.
no u just copy nd paste the link
Thank you so much! The realplayer pop-up on the radio 1 site SUCKS, but this works a treat!
The New link is this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r1.asx
Is it possible to find the listen again links like this?
I cant get the link to work through WMP or Winamp!! please help what am I doing wrong??
Both links work, the top one is low bandwidth and Penna’s link is the high quality stream ;oP
Copy and Paste It Top Bar Thankyou I Use For Programs Like When Playing Games Thx For Link
Thx so much from a Brit in Switzerland.
Now we just need iPlayer to work!
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
superb. thanx. this works for me was using other ones which dont work no more. Thanx. brilliant !
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
can i get it to work in itunes?
awesome mate! well done son 🙂 have been dying for radio one in texas since coming frm glasgow! love it
Thanks Carey 🙂
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 !!!!!!
Thank you Ian, I will add that to the main post so everyone can see.
Thank you so much I have been looking for a way to listen to radio 1 at work for ages!!
do you have the url for Radio 1 Xtra??
Follows the same schema as the rest:
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.
Works great! Thanks!!!
Where did you find the stream link in the html?
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!
cheers mate! legend, now i can get round the firewalls at work!
It doesn’t work in my school 🙁
can we narrow it down to just one previous show instead of live?
I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE ADDRESSES TO SEND COMMENTS. MERCI
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.
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.
Excellent – beats the Corporate Firewall perfectly :o)
For Radio 5 Live use
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 !
THANKS FOR THE 1XTRA LINK! BEEN SEARCHING FOR AGES! LUV YA
Shame, my work filters are too clever for this – I will have to revert to singing to myself instead – thanks anyway!
Thanks for the helpful post.
thx 4 taking the time posting – works gr8!
Booh to Radio 1 for having such an awkward site
Sweet! Works great on my iPhone. Thank You!!!
Please never ever remove this page, comes in so handy at work!
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 😉