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ABC listen lets you:
• Take the radio with you - listen to live ABC radio wherever you are.
• Discover podcasts – listen to the ABC when it suits you.
• News briefings - get across the news that matters to you in under 5 minutes.
• Music programs and playlists to match your mood.

• ABC capital city radio: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney.
• National ABC radio: RN, NEWS, ABC Sport, ABC KIDS listen & ABC Radio Australia.
• ABC music radio: Classic, Classic 2, Double J, triple j, Unearthed, Jazz & Country.
• Over 40 ABC regional radio stations, covering all Australia.

• All current and previous episodes of over 130 podcasts & radio programs.
• News briefings updated daily. Includes local news, world, sport & finance.
• Music programs & playlists from Double J, Classic, Jazz and triple j.

What’s New

Version 6.6

- Bug fixes
- Small changes to allow users to opt in or out of privacy policies.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
126.3K Ratings

126.3K Ratings

Iguanallama ,

Amazing content from Australia’s National Broadcaster

So many intellectually & emotionally stimulating programs. The ABCs journalists & presenters are top level. Topics are explored from novel perspectives. There is a lot to learn about the work & lives of many interesting Australians, from experts in their respective fields breaking down fascinating topics, to everyday people who are willing to share their experiences & life lessons. There’s also many light-hearted comedy programs. I appreciate that the ABC seems to have fostered a space where presenters can share their own humanity & allow their guests to do the same. Very privileged to have the ABC as part of my way of life. They have also been very innovative with their uptake of technology to reach as many people as possible with informative, thought-provoking & inspirational content.

Copycath2007 ,

Playlist ordering?

I am new to the app and like the way I can listen to my local ABC radio station live anywhere I take my iPhone. Definitely superior to the old tech of battery operated portable radio.
My one issue is with the podcasts. Please introduce a way to sort the playlist. I listen while on a treadmill so can't fiddle with the app while moving. I also listen to a lot of short shows like the Health Report. The episodes seem to go onto the list in the order you choose them so you can't play through a variety of shows unless you jump back and forth between shows while adding episodes. Also I would like to play episodes in chrono order in case older ones become unavailable.
What would be best is the ability to move items up and down the list either by dragging or a move up/down button.
Otherwise a great app. Thanks

Psychology4 everyone. ,


I have a high appreciation for Norman Swans level of information (which changes every day as the virus spreads). I also value his Health Report. I think we require daily updates given the nature of the virus and what precautions to take. My grandson attends a public primary school in Artarmon where a number of the parents are from Asian and Middle East background. Education is primary for these families (an OC school). I contracted Mycoplasma Pneumonia from him last year and was isolated for 4 days in RNS hospital. I’d be very interested to know if the Department of Education has a policy regarding COVID19 and if they have a structure for distance education in place. Again, many thanks for the continued level of information.

App Privacy

The developer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, indicated that the app's privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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