The Old Time Radio Streamer is a very simple a straightforward way to listen to OTR streams. With a simple user interface and a simple featureset you should be able to start listening and enjoying fine Old Time Radio content very quickly. We have added a simple fade-out timer as well so you can listen before bed and not worry about turning it off. There are alot of other apps that do similar things, however none as simple and straightforward and even better, ad free.
Bug fix for "could not open audio stream"
Ratings and Reviews
Review of OTR
I was introduced to OTR about two years ago and was enjoying it very much. There were some problems though, when some stations were not able to access. Now two of my favorites, Word and Hank’s Gumshoes, have disappeared entirely. I listened to them daily, as Jack Benny and Groucho Marx were on every night. I am most disappointed about that. Gunsmoke is on so much I am tired of it. I don’t listen to OTR nearly as much as before without my favorites stations but I still appreciate having it available. Thank you for that but please bring back Word and Hank’s Gumshoes.
Great selection, instant connections
I had a previous 5 * review but changed it to 1* when the app went off the reservation after the iOS 12 update, when it refused to connect to servers. I can’t edit my old review to get it back up to 5* - so I’m trying to make up for that by sending the “all clear.”
The gist of my other review is that the app has a few flaws, and my wish list would be to add things like buffering, but the value added is 100x the detractions.
Aside from the attributes in my title, there are no ad servers to slow it down, interrupt play, etc. When I want OTR and I want it NOW(!) I always default to this app. There is ALWAYS a genre or an episode available instantly. Unlike a popular live radio app I use, I am literally listening in less than half the time and it’s easy to interact with in the car because basically the only thing there is to click on are the numerous presets. Apologies to the developer for my downgrading the app in my old post, and many thanks for fixing this!
Really enjoy being able to just shut my eyes and listen to a radio play from yesteryear. Takes some imagination. Only one time did I sign on and the menu of station offerings not match what was being broadcast. Every other time, it was perfect. The menu is a great asset in finding exactly what you want to listen to (Boston Blackie, Sherlock Holmes, or big band music, etc--and I'm talking about a lot of stations). If I could only have one app, this would be it.
I must have written the above a long time ago. Lately of the very many “stations”, about 33, only 3 would connect. I was going to give a low rating, but now, today, June 24, 2021, every station is working. I sure enjoy listening to rebroadcasts of WW2 broadcasts, Boston Blackie, Dragnet, and miss them a lot when the stations fail to connect. I repeat, if I could only have one app, this would be it.
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- Ed Zaleski
- 13.2 MB
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 7.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 9.0 or later.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- © Ed Zaleski