Iowa Public Radio App:

The Iowa Public Radio App allows you to listen to Iowa Public Radio, pause and rewind the live audio, and view the program schedule all at once! You can explore On Demand content, search for programs, bookmark a program for later, and wake up to Iowa Public Radio with the alarm clock!

Live Streaming
• DVR-like controls (pause, rewind, and fast forward). You can pause the live stream to have a conversation and pick up right where you left off! Or rewind to catch a comment you just missed!
• Listen to live streams from Iowa Public Radio even while traveling! Start the app and your favorite station starts playing – no clicks to start listening.
• Integrated program schedules for the Iowa Public Radio stream!
• One click stream switching – flip over to the program you noticed on another stream with a single click.
• Listen to Iowa Public Radio in the background while browsing the web or catching up on your emails!

On Demand
• Access Iowa Public Radio programs easily and quickly.
• DVR-like controls. Pause, rewind and fast forward your program with ease.
• When listening to programs, individual segments (when available) are listed so you can review and choose one or listen to the entire program.
• Easy to access past programs.
• The Iowa Public Radio App displays the web page associated with the program or program segment you are listening to On Demand so you can explore for more information.

• The unique “Search Public Radio” feature finds stories or programs across hundreds of stations and web pages and makes it easy to play instantly.

Additional features
• Easily share stories and programs with family and friends via the “Share” button.
• A built in Sleep Timer and Alarm Clock allows you to go to sleep and wake up to your favorite station.

The Iowa Public Radio App is brought to you by the people at Iowa Public Radio and Public Media Apps. We work to provide our valued listeners with great solutions to find what you want, when you want it, and where you want it.

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What’s New

Version 4.5.3

- Performance enhancements and bug fixes
- Your feedback helps us make our app better for everyone. Please send us your suggestions via the "Help" section of the app!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Andrew Esparanto ,

Rich content & a fuller IPR experience

For quite some time I had intentionally not downloaded this app. “I listen to IPR all the time; what can the app provide that I don’t already get by listening to the radio?” Apparently A LOT! Not only can I listen to stories again, there are stories that I have missed, especially on the classical station. There are also written pieces that never air on the radio, and more background and research into more and different topics than those just reported on the radio. With this app at the Iowa public radio experience has depth & breadth I never knew existed. Great work!

GuyWearingPants ,

Listen live

The listen live setting should be far easier to access. I use this app for when I get out of my car I can seamlessly listen as I get out. It just doesn’t always work the best for that

wdmk8 ,

Want to love this, but...

Love the content what I want to hear on my schedule . However, Listening live really annoying I experience a rebuffering pause about every half hour Please bring stability to the live stream.
This happens across my devices and while other apps function on WiFi smoothly.
Still a problem on multiple Wi fi and multiple devices.

App Privacy

The developer, Iowa Public Radio, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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