Autio: Road Trip & Travel App 12+

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HearHere Inc

    • 4.8 • 4.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Autio - Audio for Travel
*** Apple App of the Day, Apps We Love, & New & Noteworthy
*** Webby Award Winner for Best Travel App 2022

Ready to take travel to the next level? Autio has 20,000+ location-based audio stories in America and around the world. Try your first 5 stories free - no strings attached - then choose a plan for 30 Days, 1 Year, or 3 Years.

Ever curious about the deeper story behind that bronze historical marker you passed on the highway? Autio is an invitation to discover — a hands-free experience that delights, informs, & entertains by fostering a deeper connection with the people, places, & histories of the land you are traveling through.

With rave reviews from Forbes, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times, Outside, TechCrunch, & more!


NARRATED BY YOUR FAVORITE VOICES — Many of our stories are narrated by voices you know and love like Kevin Costner, Phil Jackson, John Lithgow, and more.

DISCOVER INTERESTING STORIES — Autio notifies you when you’re in range of new stories you haven’t heard yet.

ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW — New stories are released weekly, so no two trips are ever the same.

GROWING COVERAGE — Unique stories from across America and beyond.

FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS — Audio stories keep your eyes off your phone and on your beautiful surroundings.


As you travel, Autio serves up stories based on your geographic location & interests. The audio vignettes, generally 2-3 minutes in length, tell the history around you, painting a multi-dimensional picture you’re unlikely to get from a history book or visitor's guide. Autio answers the questions we all ask as the odometer turns.


Humans are moved by stories. Stories that make us laugh and cry. They move us to come together and do amazing things. Since the dawn of time, stories have been the way in which values and knowledge are passed from one generation to the next — each adding their wisdom and experience along the way.

It’s time to connect with the sum of our experience, to enrich our lives with the stories of today, and to inspire the great storytellers yet to come.

What’s New

Version 8.1.4

Hey Autio Explorers!

We’re adding stories in even more countries around the world. Explore the map if you want to discover where these stories are popping up!

Safe Travels,
— The Autio Team

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

If you’re headed out on a great American road trip, flip on Autio, an audio entertainment app that tells the stories, secrets, and lesser-known histories of the people and places you pass on the highway. We love how Autio’s audio stories (read by a cast of narrators including John Lithgow, Phil Jackson, and the app’s cofounder Kevin Costner) dig deep into major destinations and landmarks as well as often forgotten stories.

gjb9 ,

This is an excellent app

I am a startup lawyer and I help a ton of app developers. I have pitched this exact app to a bunch of them because I wanted to see an app like this made. The teams all concluded the same thing: it would take a Herculean effort before any revenues would come. This would be a passion project more than a simple utility application. I believe that is correct but I think the team at here hear have found the right people who are passionate about learning and sharing because this app is excellent. The experience is great and the content is solid. This is a perfect application for someone who travels a lot and tends to have their nose buried in a guidebook or loves reading the plaques at historic sites. I’m so excited this app is here.

MedJenn ,

Inaccurate and with bugs

I’d love to give this a 5 star and review and maybe in time once the bugs are works out I will. However, the information on many “stories” is rather inaccurate. I will give one as example here. The story on East Stroudsburg, PA states it was originally named “Danville” when it was actually named “Dansbury”. Danville is a completely different town in PA. Also, you reference the historic train depot in East Stroudsburg which is a rather significant piece of their history. You also wrongly named that as the Pocono Depot I believe. The train depot is actually Dansbury Depot, always was and still is as it ran its last route through there in 1970. Some very large inaccuracies on this topic here.
Lastly, once you complete one story it automatically feeds into the next and you get “charged” for a second story which was not the intended.
Some large bugs and inaccuracies to work through before I can rate this higher. I give two stars because the idea of it is great, but it needs to be factual.

Developer Response ,

Dear MedJenn,
Thank you for giving our app a try and for all of the feedback on these stories. We'll look into these right away and make the appropriate changes.

We can also help you get stories deposited back into your account, just drop us an email to and one of our friendly team members will get back to you.

Thank you!


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