System Requirements

The Oxford Learner's Dictionaries website will run on a wide range of browsers and devices. You can access the site on a desktop, laptop or your mobile device.

All the core features of the free site will work across the full range, including the audio pronunciations.

Should you have any problems accessing features on the free site, please email Customer Support. You can do this via the Contact Us page.

OALD Premium

Because of the complexities of the Oxford iWriter and Oxford iSpeaker, we can only guarantee that all features will work on newer versions of Internet browsers.

These applications will run on the latest version of the following browsers, but please see the important message below about the iSpeaker recording feature:

  • Chrome™
  • Firefox®
  • Internet Explorer®
  • Safari®


Please note that the record and playback functionality on the Oxford iSpeaker is available on the following browsers and devices:


  • Chrome™ (latest version)
  • Firefox® (latest version)

iOS mobile devices:

  • OLD Website Launcher app, available for free in the App Store

Android™ mobile devices:

  • Firefox® (latest version)
  • OLD Website Launcher app, available for free in Google Play store

Please note that when you are using the OLD Website Launcher app, the playback feature will only work for recordings that you have made using the app on the same device.

App Store is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.