WQXR: Classical Music Radio from New York to the World
Download this NEW and IMPROVED classical music app from WQXR, the #1 classical radio station in the US and the #1 classical radio station app on iTunes. Unlike classical jukebox or algorithm apps, WQXR is hosted and curated by REAL PEOPLE with a RICH KNOWLEDGE of classical music. This app provides you with a personal gateway to discovering classical music from the world’s greatest composers and performers. Join listeners from New York City and around the world and hear WQXR’s unique perspective on classical music and live performance broadcasts that you can’t get anywhere else. WQXR is member-supported public radio, and part of the New York Public Radio family of stations that also includes WNYC.
NEW and IMPROVED App Features:
* FOUR separate live streams
- WQXR - #1 classical music radio station in the US
- Q2 Music - Contemporary classical, living composers
- Operavore – WQXR’s 24-hour opera stream
- The Jonathan Channel – Great American songs
* EASY ACCESS to real-time music playlist information
* ON DEMAND library of live recordings for download and streaming
* HD VIDEO of classical music performances and Interviews
* UPDATED alarm clock and NEW sleep timer
* On-air schedule
* Support WQXR – Easy-to-use pledge form
This app was developed by New York Public Radio.
Broadcasting from downtown Manhattan for 75 years, WQXR is uniquely positioned within the world of classical music and opera as a cultural institution of New York City. In addition to broadcasting the beloved classical canon, we bring you the Metropolitan Opera Radio Saturday Matinee Broadcasts, The Philharmonic This Week on Thursday evenings, and original programs and live broadcasts from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. This app also showcases WQXR Digital's original video series such as Café Concerts, performances from the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and exclusive interviews with artists and conductors.
- Optimized for the iOS 12 release
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
If you want to share thoughts on the app, or issues you’re encountering, you can use the feedback menu item in the app. We love to hear from you.
Ratings and Reviews
Decent app & station
This is one of the few exceptions to my general preferences for mp3 playlists over radio. The app is basic and mostly does what it’s intended to do. One bug I’ve noticed is that the currently-playing and recently-played tracks will stop updating after a while; restarting the app gets it working again, but it is an inconvenience.
Landscape mode and on-screen volume control would be nice additions, as would a way to save a track’s info to a list so I can reference it later. And maybe a way to let a donation silence the constant nags to donate when it’s that season again. :P
Please add support for iPad.
I could never deduct any stars from this classical music gem, but it would be most welcome to have a universal app that is designed for both the iPhone and iPad. Most iPad owners hold and view their devices in landscape mode, as do the folios and stands designed for the iPad when set on the coffee table, countertop or a nightstand.
WQXR is a wonderful gift to its music loving audience, and has played an important part in the lives of its listeners for decades. Looking forward to many more.
Initial screen warning
If you install this app, every time you turn you iPhone on, half the screen will be filled with an announcement of what’s playing now in WQXR. Also, there’s a voice ad every time you open the app and want to access the station via Bluetooth. I’d be willing to shell a few bucks to avoid such nuisances. Improvement could include an option to view the day’s program without having to go to the daily email, which btw is great.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.