Best Clock Radio & Podcast 4+

BCR Clock Radio Podcast Player

Mark Linthicum

    • 3.3 • 20 Ratings
    • $35.99



“Your app is outstanding - by far the best radio alarm clock app available!”
- David Riviello

“By far the most usable clock radio available anywhere”
- Jay Adams

New in version 8, program a Podcast to a radio button.

Press and hold the radio button to bring up the radio sources, Select a Podcast and scroll through the top 100 or use the search bar to search for your favorite podcast. After saving to the radio button, play the podcast and touch the info bar below the radio buttons to bring up the episode list, here you can select the play order and mark podcasts as played or unplayed so they can be skipped or played again. Use the arrows on the top to set the order in which the episodes are played.

Available episodes are represented by little ticks on the radio button, 5 ticks mean there are 5 or more available episodes. 3 ticks mean there are 3 available episodes.

For the alarm to work properly you must allow notifications to be sent from the app,

For Radio to be used as an alarm Best Clock Radio must be open, closing the app will cause a backup alarm to sound.

AutoDim feature dims the screen automatically at night so it is not too bright and brightens it up again in the morning.

9 programmable radio buttons (8 on the iPad) to store your favorite Radio Stations, Music Library Playlists or Soothing Sound.

See our website for demo videos

Radio stations from all over the world, US, UK, Australia, Dutch, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Canada, Spain, South Africa, Germany, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine.

5 Alarms allow you to program 5 different alarm times and sounds, With this feature you can trigger the radio to turn on when your favorite show starts.

Radio, touch and hold a radio button to program it to your favorite Playlist, Soothing sound, or internet streaming radio station. There are over 40,000 stations available, or you add your own URL. It takes mere seconds to program a button and you can continue to listen to your music in the background when the app is closed.

The weather shows the current weather forecast, swipe to the left and you get a 6-day forecast. swipe again to contact support. Swipe to the right and turn the weather display off.

Best Clock Radio is stable and reliable and very easy to use.

Best Clock Radio features:
• Powerful podcast player
• Plays any radio station in the world!
• 5 easy to set alarms
• One-touch radio
• Weather Current Temp, High, Low, & 5 Day forecast
• AutoDim
• Support link in the Weather Panel
• Very easy to use, stable and reliable
• Wake up to radio, music or one of the 32 included alarm sounds
• AutoSleep button turns the radio off after a set time
• Select from 12-hour and 24-hour mode
• 9 programmable buttons for internet streaming radio station (8 programmable buttons iPad)
• Thousands of Shoutcast, U.S., and World Radio stations.
• Soothing sounds to help you sleep.
• URL option Allows you to program a streaming radio URL to a button
•Contact support for any questions or help

What’s New

Version 8.9.1

Updated Radio Stations

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

MooneyMan252 ,

Nice Idea but alarm doesn't work - fixed!

This app is good for listening to radio stations but the alarm feature is intermittent at best. Sometimes it goes off but more often than not, it doesn't. Certainly not reliable if you have to get up at a particular time.

Customer service responded advising that Notification must be turned on for the app to function properly. My only advice might be to note this in the user instructions or possibly in the instructions in the screenshots above.

Developer Response ,

MooneyMan252, it sounds like you have Notifications turned OFF for the app, turning them ON will give the app the functionality it needs to sound the alarm. Contacting support with any questions is the best way to get help.

peppersass123 ,

Not compatible with iOS alarm?

I like this app, and it used to work well, but a few months ago it started doing this thing where the app will not turn on the radio at the appointed alarm time if I also set an alarm for the same time in the built in iOS alarm app. Most of the time it doesn't work, but every now and then it does. Maybe it has something to do with slightly different alarm times. Wish you would fix this.

[EDIT]: In reply to the developer's reply, Notifications are on. Seems to be a conflict with the iOS built in alarm.

Developer Response ,

Hi Pogymnast, It sounds like Notifications are OFF, the app needs notifications to sound the alarm. Contacting support would help you with this.

gretchen6205 ,

Awesome app

I love my BCR. I have taken it when I travel domestically and internationally using it to stay in touch with home. I have had a few issues with it, but support has always been very responsive with any problems. The problems have mostly been with the radio stations themselves and not the program. I love the fact I can get most any radio stations I want, including international ones.

App Privacy

The developer, Mark Linthicum, 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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