Playback limitations for free listeners are necessary for us to keep running Mixcloud as a fair and legal streaming service that supports the people behind the music.
As a free listener without a Premium subscription or when you are not subscribed directly to a creator channel with a channel subscription, you will only be able to seek backwards three times and forwards three times every 60 minutes. Note that after each 60 minutes your seeking will be reset and you will have another six seeks to use.
The good news is you can lift all playback limitations by subscribing to either Mixcloud Premium or Mixcloud Select.
What if the show says it isn't available in my country?
Some shows also contain copyrighted content that cannot be enabled for free users due to our music licensing agreements.
You can listen to these shows by upgrading to Mixcloud Premium or subscribing to the channel directly.
How can I listen without any limitations?
By upgrading to Mixcloud Premium, you will be able to listen without limits or interruptions site-wide on any channel.
Read article: What subscription plans are available on Mixcloud?
You can also subscribe directly to an individual creator channel with Channel Subscriptions to enjoy unlimited, uninterrupted audio on that channel. Your Select subscription directly supports the creator, plus the artists and music played in their shows.
Read article: What is Channel Subscriptions?
By subscribing to one of our plans, you are helping us cover the costs of running a streaming service that supports the music you love to listen to, legally and fairly.