Discover the very best in Canadian audio with the CBC Listen app. It’s your one-stop destination for CBC Radio, CBC Podcasts, and CBC Music - all together in one free, easy to use app.

Hear all your favourite local and national CBC Radio One and CBC Music shows, live from anywhere, or catch up with on-demand show highlights*.

Tune in to over 200 curated music streams featuring brand new releases from Canadian artists and genres for every occasion.

Plus, find CBC’s latest original podcasts including critically acclaimed series Someone Knows Something, Uncover, Front Burner and Love Me. CBC is the #1 podcaster in Canada, featuring over 40 series in genres including investigative reporting, true crime, comedy, human interest and audio fiction.

If you’re loving the sports and Olympic content you’ve heard so far, download the CBC Olympics App for Tokyo 2020 for full coverage and the complete Olympics experience.

CBC Listen features:
• Live & On Demand CBC Radio
• Over 40 critically acclaimed CBC Podcasts
• Hundreds of CBC Music Playlists
• 100% FREE, no fees or subscriptions
• Bookmark favourite shows and playlists
• Playlogs from CBC Music shows

*On Demand and Music Playlists are subject to geo-fencing.

What’s New

Version 3.4.5

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

gambiteer ,

Can’t see AirPlay devices in app

I accidentally updated the CBC app on my iPad and now I can’t figure out how to send audio to my AirPlay devices. In the old app (pre October) it was right there with the playback controls. Is it missing? Is it moved? Unhappy.

Update: CBC developers responded, it’s on the bottom of the full screen player. My experience is that sometimes the full screen player doesn’t scroll in landscape orientation on iPad and you can’t see the AirPlay option, but it’s always visible in portrait mode. Glad to have this working again, if sometimes just with a workaround, happy again.

Developer Response ,

Hello and thanks for your feedback. The Airplay feature is available in the app's full screen player. When you select a piece of audio content, tap the mini-player at the bottom of the app (above the menu navigation). This will open up a full screen player. If you scroll down a little, the Airplay icon should be just below the fold. Tap that and select the receiver you'd like to send audio to.

Hope that helps! Let us know if this works (or doesn't?). We hope you give us another chance.

Mattatonic ,

Works well but requires location

If you refuse to give this app access to your location data, it will count you as “international” and restrict some content. This reeks of the CRTC and their meddling, a familiar story. The live streams seem to still work, and you can select which region to listen to eg. Atlantic or Eastern. Quality seems stable and sounds very good to my ears.

Developer Response ,

We would like to assure you that we don't carry or hold granular location data. We receive city-level location data to deliver radio streams and recently aired shows in your area. We also have country-specific, rights restrictions on some content. If you would like to learn more, please visit: Personal Information and Privacy Act. Thank you for the detailed feedback. We're happy to hear that the quality of the streams is to your liking!

andrew-907 ,

Best media outlet

I get all my news from CBC. They always have fresh, engaging, relevant and progressive-friendly content without annoying ads.

The only quirk is I'm guessing unique to Alaska, which is an extra hour behind Yukon in the winter. Album art and captions are now out of sync with the radio audio by an hour. I'm not sure why and it would be nice to fix it but I guess it fixes itself in March again.

Edit: looks like they fixed the glitch. Thank you. Now it's flawless.

Developer Response ,

Hi Andrew! Thanks for the great review and rating :) We also love the feedback and have taken it back to the team. Keep updating your app and stay tuned for more improvements.

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

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