ABC listen 12+

Radio, podcasts & audiobooks

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    • Free



Download ABC listen today for free and hear the world differently.

• It’s easier than ever to listen to your favourite local and national ABC Radio stations, live and on-demand.
• Listen from anywhere in the country, to any ABC station across Australia.
• Find what’s on live now, what you’ve missed and what’s coming up.
• Limited internet coverage? Find the broadcast frequencies for local ABC Radio in any region

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 200 podcasts & radio programs.
• News briefings updated daily. Includes local news, world, sport & finance.
• Music programs & playlists from Double J, Classic, Jazz and triple j.
• A range of audiobooks.

What’s New

Version 7.5

We are continuing the redesign of the app, this time focussed on News Stream & other on demand streams.

This includes a new type of content: The Story Stream.
The ABC Story Stream is a collection of the best stories from all around Australia told by the central characters
Heartfelt, humorous, and sometime bizarre the stream of bite sized stories is updated frequently.
So, put on your headphones, switch on the speaker and take an audio trip around Australia with locals and hear their extraordinary tales.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
150.8K Ratings

150.8K 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

isabelkormos ,

ABC Classics to the rescue!

On the 25th of July 2020, I was diagnosed with oral cancer. I had major surgery at Royal Melbourne Hospital on the 18th of August . After surgery I couldn’t speak, was on a breathing tube, had various wounds and in was in an iso room. No visitors. As I came to, days and nights became a long blur of hospital life. Then in the middle of a particularly restless and painful day, an epiphany: ABC classics on the television service. At last, a peaceful moment and the right music to sooth this broken beast. As the music and the presenters flowed, I could relax and find a space outside my hospital bed. So ABC Classics, thanks so much for your care package, I received it loud and clear and can attest to the powerful healing Classic music has to offer. Best, Isabel Kormos .

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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:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Other Data

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  • Search History
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