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How to watch Glastonbury 2017 live coverage

Not heading Glastonbury Festival 2017 but want to keep up with the full line-up and headliners? Watch live coverage of Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran and more online, on TV, on your mobile, via radio, apps and the Red Button.

Don’t miss your favourite band or headline act with our guide to Glastonbury 2017 live

By | 2 mins ago

With good weather forecast Glastonbury 2017 is set to be one of the best festivals in the UK this summer. Headliners include Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran for the 2017 line-up.

If you didn’t get a ticket[2] there are plenty of ways of getting live coverage so you don’t miss any of your favourite bands. Here’s how to watch Glastonbury 2017 live coverage online, on TV, via radio and more on a wide range of devices including smartphones and tablets. See also: Best travel gadgets: Top tech to take on holiday with you this summer.[3] Whether you couldn’t afford tickets, failed to get some or just didn’t fancy spending the weekend with thousands of others in muddy fields, we’ve got you covered so you can feel like you attended one of the biggest music festivals there is from the comfort of your own home when you can make a cuppa, go to the toilet without queueing and have a nice shower. Read: Best power banks – best portable smartphone chargers[4].

As usual, the BBC is your go-to provider for pretty comprehensive Glastonbury 2017 live coverage – whether you want to watch online, on your TV, your mobile, listen on the radio or via the Red Button. The coverage will include live streams of six stages and highlights of more than 100 artists on iPlayer. Get live Glastonbury 2017 coverage Online | TV | Radio | Apps | Webcam[5][6][7][8]

Glastonbury 2017 Line-up and Headliner Times

Whether you’re a fan or not, the line-up for Glastonbury 2017 includes the likes of Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran.

Below you can find all the times for the headliners on the Pryamid stage.

Friday headline times

  • Radiohead – 21:30 – 23:45
  • The XX – 19:30 – 20:30
  • ROoyal Blood – 17:45 – 18:45

Saturday headline times

  • Foo Fighters – 21:45 – 23:45
  • The National – 19:45 – 20:45
  • Katy Perry – 18:00 – 19:00

Sunday headline times

  • Ed Sheeran – 21:45 – 23:15
  • Biffy Clyro – 19:30 – 20:45
  • Chic – 17:45 – 18:45

The Other Stage will be headlined by Major Lazer, Alt-J and Boy Better Known. It will also feature Lorde, George Ezra, Stormzy and Emeli Sande among others. The West Holts Stage hosts Dizzee Rascal, The Jacksons and Justice.

Meanwhile, the John Peel Stage features Annie Mac, Phoenix and Metronomy. You can see the full line-up on the Glastonbury website[9].

How to watch Glastonbury 2017 live online

Like previous years, you can get plenty of Glastonbury live coverage via the BBC Glastonbury website[10] where you’ll be able to choose which stage you want to watch from. The Pyramid, Other, John Peel, West Holts, Park and BBC Introducing stages will all be streamed live in HD and you can watch on PC, smartphone, tablet and your smart TV.

The website will also be the place to go to watch back any performances you missed and make sure to use BBC iPlayer[11] for live Glastonbury 2017 coverage and catch-up afterwards, too. There will be more than 120 performances available over the weekend and beyond. “Once again the BBC is the place to watch and listen to all the best sets from Worthy Farm, from headline performances to emerging new artists across TV, Radio and Online.

In 1997, BBC Two broadcast from Glastonbury for the first time capturing Radiohead playing their seminal set on the Pyramid Stage,” said the BBC. Following @bbcglasto[12] on Twitter will also help you keep up with everything that’s happening at the music festival. Glastonbury 2017 BBC live coverage

How to watch Glastonbury 2017 live on TV

You don’t have to watch online, of course, as the traditional television will also feed your need for live music without standing in a muddy field.

TV (and radio) coverage will be presented by the likes of Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe, Alice Levine, Annie Mac, Cerys Matthews, Chris Evans and Huw Stephens. The BBC has confirmed it will broadcast more than 30 hours (five more than last year) of coverage across BBC Two and BBC Four. Coverage will begin on BBC Two at 8pm on 23 June.

BBC Two will be the home of the Pyramid Stage so tune in for the headliners over the festival weekend. Meanwhile, BBC Four be showing a variety of whole sets from acts across all stages. A full episode guide is available here[13].

Glastonbury 2017 on Red Button

If you want to watch Glastonbury 2017 live on the Red Button then there will be many hours of broadcasting.

The Red Button will be available at the following times:

  • Friday 23rd June 19:30 – 01:30
  • Saturday 24th June 17:30 – 01:00
  • Sunday 25th June 18:00 – 24:00

The Red Button is available on the following services:

  • Sky: Channel 980, 981, 982, 983
  • Freesat: Channel 980, 981, 982, 983
  • Virgin Media: Channels 990, 991, 992, 993
  • Freeview: Channel 601

BBC Music app

How to listen to Glastonbury 2017 live on radio

For Glastonbury 2017, the BBC is broadcasting hours and hours of coverage so you can tune into Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, and for the first time, Radio 3 to catch the festival over the weekend.

Radio 1

Annie Mac will kick-off coverage on 22 June in the evening with coverage of the BBC Music Introducing Stage and Ed Sheeran’s headline set on the Pyramid Stage will be broadcast in full on Radio 1.

Radio 2

You can get coverage even earlier on Radio 2 with Chris Evans. Tune in at 7am on 23 June. He’ll be live from the festival with special live performances from The Courteeners and a stripped back Clean Bandit.

Also tune in for Jo Whiley (Saturday 24 June & Sunday 25 June, 4pm-7pm) who will be chatting to Lorde and a BBC Music Tipi session from Maggie Rogers, plus highlights from the weekend.


Charlie Sloth will present a Saturday night Radio 1 and 1Xtra simulcast (10pm-1am) that will feature highlights of the best new grime acts live from the Sonic Stage including AJ Tracey, Nadia Rose and Kojo Funds. Live music from the festival will also be broadcast across 1Xtra over the weekend.

Radio 3

Lopa Kothari will present a special edition of World on 3 live from Glastonbury on Friday 23rd June (11pm-1am) featuring Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band performing on the West Holts Stage and a session from the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band.

BBC Radio 6 Music

There’s plenty coming on Radio 6 Music with a whopping 25 hours of live coverage from Glastonbury. Lauren Laverne kicks off 6 Music’s Glastonbury coverage with a later slot (1- 4pm) on Friday 23 June and will also be hosting a Saturday afternoon show too (also 1- 4pm). Also tune in for Steve Lamacq, Tom Ravenscroft, Cerys Matthews and Gemma Cairney over the weekend.

You can also get the BBC iPlayer Radio[14] app for both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to listen to coverage.

BBC Music app

Make sure you check out the BBC Music app[15] which is free on iOS and Android. It was new for Glastonbury 2016. The BBC said it will give users access to more Glastonbury than ever before by ‘allowing them to personalise their journey according to their personal preferences’.

It will be packed with exclusive full sets and tracks from across the weekend. For more info on watching Glastonbury on mobile, see How to watch Glastonbury 2017 on iPad or iPhone[16], by our colleagues at Macworld UK. EE Smart Tent

Glastonbury 2017 App and EE Smart Tent

Once again, the festival has teamed up with EE to create the Glastonbury Festival 2017 app[17] which provides plenty of information for anyone attending but also live streams.

Available on iOS and Android. This year EE is giving festival goers a chance to stay in its 4G connected tent (above) which comes complete with a smart fridge, live streams of the stages and a welly boot drier. Ticket holders on site can apply for the chance to spend a night in the 4GEE Smart Tent by replying to @EE[18] on Thursday 22 June using the hashtag #4GEESmartTent.

Glastonbury 2017 live webcam

As if all the above wasn’t enough, there is a Glastonbury 2017 live webcam which you can access on the BBC site[19].

The camera is sat atop the barn bringing a spectacular view of the festival including the Pyramid Stage, John Peel and Greenfields.

Follow Chris Martin[20] and @TechAdvisor[21] on Twitter.


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How to use OK Google from any screen on your phone in the UK

How to use OK Google from any screen on your phone in the UK

We explain everything you need to know about OK Google, including what it can do and how to access the Google Now voice search from any screen on your phone.

OK Google ads are all over the TV, but what is OK Google and how do you use it? Plus: how to use OK Google from any screen on your phone in the UK

By | 56 mins ago

You’ve probably seen the TV ads for OK Google, but what is OK Google and how do you use it? We explain everything you need to know about OK Google, including how to access the Google Now voice search from any screen on your phone, even if you live outside the US.

Also see: How Siri, Cortana and Google Now are replacing our brains [2]

Using OK Google with Google Assistant

With the launch of the new Pixel smartphones[3] from Google, the firm has also released the Google Assistant. It’s a new way of interacting with the service in a conversational style. Google Assistant is ‘built-in’ to the Pixel phones (that run Android 7.1 Nougat[4]) which means it’s pre-installed and can be accessed by long pressing the home button.

However, it’s what will load up if you say ‘Ok Google’ instead of Google Now. You can do all the same things as before and even some new commands including joke telling, games and searching your pictures for a time period or person. The service will be available for Android phones in general in the form of an app some point in the future.

Google Assistant on Pixel XL

What is OK Google?

“OK Google” is the voice command used to activate Google Now voice search on your Android smartphone, as well as other Google devices such as its Google Glass smartglasses (check out our awesome video of Google Glass). [5]

Google Now can be accessed by opening your phone’s Google Search app or Google Search widget and either tapping the microphone icon or saying “OK Google”. On some handsets (notably the Moto X) it even works when the phone is in sleep mode, while other phones have the search bar on the home screen, so you can say OK Google right there. If you’re having trouble getting it working, see our OK Google troubleshooter.[6]

Alternatively, you can set up your Android smartphone to recognise the “OK Google” command no matter in what app or screen you’re currently browsing.

This latter feature is technically available to users in the US, but don’t let that stop you… Also see: Android Advisor.

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What can you ask OK Google?

You can ask Google Now pretty much anything you like, just as you normally would with Google Search.

However, you can also use the “OK Google” command to set alarms, make calls and texts, schedule meetings and more on your Android device.

o Open (eg. pcadvisor.co.uk, BBC iPlayer app)
o Take a picture/photo
o Record a video
o Set an alarm for…
o Set a timer for…
o Remind me to… (includes times and locations)
o Make a note
o Create a calendar event
o What is my schedule for tomorrow?
o Where’s my package?
o Find…
o Call…
o Text…
o Send email to…
o Post to…
o Where is the nearest…?
o Navigate to…
o Directions to…
o Where is…?
o Show me my flight info
o Where’s my hotel?
o What are some attractions around here?
o How do you say [hello] in [Japanese]?
o What is [100 pounts] in [dollars]?
o What’s the flight status of…?
o Play some music (opens “I’m feeling lucky” radio station in Google Play Music)
o Next Song / Pause Song
o Play/watch/read… (content must be in Google Play library)
o What’s this song?
o Do a barrel roll
o Beam me up Scotty (audio response)
o Make me a sandwich (audio response)
o Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right (audio response)
o Who are you? (audio response)
o When am I? (audio response) For example, you might tell it to “Call Jonathan Robson”, “Show me walking directions to get home”, “Text Margo to say I’ll be home at half past seven”, “Remember to book flights tomorrow”, “Schedule a meeting tomorrow with Matt”, “Open Calendar app”, “Listen to Diamonds by Rihanna” or whatever you like.

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pHow to use OK Google from any screen of your phone in the UK

One of the more recent additions is seven degrees of Bacon, so you can ask, for example “What is Daniel Radcliffe’s Bacon number?”. How to use OK Google

You can also use OK Google in the kitchen as a kind of sous chef. For example, as above, you could ask it “What’s Kohlrabi?” when faced with an unknown ingredient in a recipe.

Speaking is usually quicker than typing, and using OK Google you can say “how far is it to…” and get a quick answer with a route in Google Maps from your current destination. You can be specific about the type of directions by qualifying the question: “Give me driving directions to Amsterdam”. How to use OK Google

If you’re not in a position to use voice search, you can also type in your request.

How to use OK Google from any screen, even outside the US

You can bring up Google’s voice assistant from any screen on your Android smartphone, even when your device is charging.

The screen simply needs to be switched on.

Technically this capability is available only to users in the US, but here we’ll show you how to use OK Google from any screen in the UK or elsewhere.

Note that your device must be running Android 4.3 KitKat or later, and that you must have the latest version of the Google Search app installed. Audio history (Settings, Language & input, Voice Search, Audio history) must also be turned on.

Go to your phone’s Settings menu, then tap Language & input. Choose Voice Search, then tap ‘Default – English (UK)’ to change it to ‘English…’, then select ‘English (US)’.

Still in the Settings, Language & input, Voice Search menu, tap ‘”OK Google” Detection’.

Enable the option ‘From any screen’.

What is OK Google? How to use OK Google from any screen of your phone in the UK

Google will ask you to agree to a recording of your voice being stored on its servers each time you use the “OK Google” command. It says this is to help it recognise your voice and improve speech recognition.

Tap I Agree.

Now you need to teach Google Now to recognise your voice. Hold your phone at arm’s length and say “OK Google” three times to teach it your voice.

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pHow to use OK Google from any screen of your phone in the UK

That’s it.

You can now call up Google Now using the “OK Google” command from any screen on your phone.

Also see how to fix problems with the “OK Google” voice command[8] on Android smartphones.

Follow Marie Brewis on Twitter[9].


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  2. ^ How Siri, Cortana and Google Now are replacing our brains (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
  3. ^ Google Pixel XL review (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
  4. ^ Android 7.1 Nougat (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
  5. ^ video of Google Glass (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
  6. ^ OK Google troubleshooter. (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
  7. ^ Android Advisor (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
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  9. ^ Twitter (twitter.com)

Forest v Derby tonight

Nottingham Forest take on Derby County at the City Ground on Friday 6th November 2015 with kick off at 19:30.

As fans make their way to and from the City Ground throughout the evening, our Navy Line 1, 2, 3, 4 and Green Line 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 buses will experience delays as Trent Bridge, London Road and Radcliffe Road become congested. Traffic may queue back along London Road to the roads around the Arena, which will also affect Lilac 25, 27; Red 43, 44, Pathfinder 100 and Citylink 2. Affected services: 1 2 2B 3 3B 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 25 25B 27 43 44 44A 100 C2

All road traffic is likely to experience delays.