How to Listen


Mobile Apps

You can now download the brand-new Essex Hits App from your app store by clicking on the app store logo below.  Take Essex Hits with you to the Gym, on the bus, to work, or anywhere you have an internet connection.

Stay up to date with the latest news, weather, events, competitions, and much more all in the app.

Smart Speaker

If you have an Alexa or Google smart speaker, you can enable the Essex Hits skill by clicking on the logos below, and just say one of the following phrases whenever you want to listen to Radio Southend.


  • “Alexa open Essex Hits”
  • “Alexa start Essex Hits”
  • “Alexa launch Essex Hits”
  • “Alexa play Essex Hits”

Other Smartphone Apps  

You can also listen to Essex HIts on the following free smartphone apps, which also work with Android Auto and Apple Carplay in your car, so you can take Essex Hits with you on your commute. Click on the logos to launch on your phone if you already have the app or search your app store and download one of the apps.

Web Player

You can listen to Essex Hits via our online web player, just click on the Listen Live button at the bottom of the page.


You need to use the Essex Hits app to listen to live radio.

Click here to listen on the web.