Taster is the home of new ideas from the BBC. It’s a new way to deliver all the freshest ideas and experiments, from across the BBC straight to you.


Before we release new projects into the world we want you to try them. Some may float your boat, while others might sink. You let us know what you think so we can make more of the stuff you love.

Terms of use

Whenever you use Taster you agree to these terms. You're also agreeing to stick to BBC Terms of Use and any specific terms for specific pilots and projects. Please read those too.

Taster is the BBC's home of new ideas. We feature unique, experimental audience experiences. Some of the Taster experiences may not work on all platforms or devices and some may have glitches. They may not all meet the usual BBC technical and accessibility standards. If something looks broken please let us know by contacting [email protected]

The content on Taster is designed for people 16 and over and may not be suitable for people under 16.

We encourage audience feedback. You are able to give feedback during the trial period using the 'Rate' feature or by contacting us at [email protected] The 'Rate' and 'Share' features help the BBC create new ideas of interest to our audiences.

Taster does not necessarily represent the BBC's future plans. Some ideas may only be available during the trial period and the BBC may choose to commission alternative ideas and content. We may remove ideas during the trial period, either permanently or temporarily. There may also be other restrictions: for example most ideas are accessible globally but some experiences may have access restrictions based on your location.

Some links on Taster will take you to external sites (such as Twitter and Facebook). Please see the BBC's approach to external linking and make sure you read the external sites’ terms of use and privacy policies.

Many of the Taster ideas are built as part of the BBC Connected Studio innovation programme. Some Taster experiences and content may be owned by the BBC's partners and their use may be subject to additional restrictions.

Your Information and Privacy

We take your privacy very seriously.

When using Taster, we may ask you to provide us with information about you, and we collect your IP address in order to allow you to use Taster and to improve the site. How we collect, use and keep your information secure can be found at the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy.

BBC VR / AR / 360 Terms of Use

Whenever you use a BBC VR / AR / 360 experience, you agree to these specific terms.

BBC VR / AR / 360 experiences are designed for and suitable for people 16 years old or older. It is for your personal use only. Certain content may not be appropriate for all users, and some content may contain repetitive flashing images (e.g. strobe effects). Please be aware of the nature of the content before using the VR / AR / 360 experience.

The VR / AR / 360 experiences on Taster are in the pilot testing phase, and so may not work on all VR / AR / 360 systems, devices or headsets. They may not meet the full BBC technical and accessibility standards and they do not represent a new BBC service.

Downloading the VR Experience and Using your VR Headset

The BBC may make a VR experience available as a download package to your computer (the "Download Package"). In downloading and subsequently unpacking the Download Package in order to launch the VR experience as an executable application (the "VR Application"), you are granted a limited right to use the VR Application solely for your personal use. No commercial use or public display of the VR Application and the VR experience by you is permitted.

Please read the ‘Read Me’ file within the Download Package. It contains important information about the use of the VR Application.

Your headset supplier’s terms and conditions will apply to your use of the headset and related VR equipment. Please follow your headset supplier’s safety information. The BBC is not responsible for information provided by your headset supplier, or for your use of the headset and related VR equipment.

Using Google Cardboard or Similar Viewing Devices

  • Where indicated that you can download the YouTube mobile app to view a 360 Experience on your smartphone, the YouTube terms and conditions for use of the YouTube mobile app will apply.
  • To get a Google Cardboard headset, go to Google cardboard Google terms and conditions will apply. Follow the safety information on the Google Cardboard website The BBC is not responsible for information provided on Google’s site or for your use of a Google Cardboard headset. Other smartphone compatible headset manufacturers are available, though their compatibility with the YouTube app’s headset viewing mode cannot be guaranteed.

Using Your Tablet, Laptop or Smartphone Without a Headset

When viewing the 360 Experience on YouTube, YouTube terms and conditions of use will apply.


Please follow the BBC VR / AR / 360 Video Safety Information and the specific safety and set-up information from your headset supplier.

Be safe. Please be aware of your surroundings when participating in any VR/360 experience.

Information Collected

In using YouTube, Google or other third party’s app or website, your personal information may be collected and/or stored by that party on cloud-related servers under that party’s terms and conditions and privacy policy.

Copyright and Other Terms of Use

Each VR / AR / 360 experience and any BBC Download Package and VR Application downloaded is Copyright ©2018 BBC and/or its third party partners. All rights are reserved.

The BBC makes available each VR / AR /360 experience (and the downloading of each VR Application via the Download Package) as a pilot project for trial and testing only and is providing it on an ‘as is’ basis, without any warranties, representations, fitness for a particular purpose or operation. The VR / AR / 360 experience playback performance may vary depending on a number of factors, including your computer equipment. The BBC does not provide any support for the VR / AR / 360 experiences.

You need to ensure the safe operation of the VR / AR / 360 experiences. The BBC is not responsible for your use of your headset, computer or device or the environment in which you partake in the VR / AR / 360 experiences.