No other Austin media brings you national and local news like KUT 90.5 FM. KUT is more than just Austin’s NPR Station. Our listeners can tune in 24 hours a day for news and information from NPR, PRI, the BBC and our own newsroom. Staples like Morning Edition and All Things Considered from National Public Radio, plus programs like The World from Public Radio International and BBC News Hour bring global perspectives, and award-winning local news from KUT's reporters, are all in the palm of your hand. Download, tune in, and listen wherever you may be.

In this new version you can read KUT news stories from within the app, as well as top stories from NPR and the Texas Standard. You can now also receive important news alerts and notifications from the KUT newsroom--we promise not to spam you with too many messages, we'll just alert you when there's important information to share with our audience. You can always opt to turn this off! We've also included access to many of our podcasts episodes. Once you've found your new favorite, just subscribe to it on your preferred podcast app.

The KUT app provides an all digital, efficient stream using the AAC+ codec. It sounds great on all platforms, devices, radios and over cellular. You can of course listen to KUT when you're traveling outside of Austin, and even the country, to stay connected to home. Tap in some headphones or plug your phone and have a listen!

If you're also a fan of KUTX -- The Austin Music Experience, please download the separate version of that app as well and tune in for music discovery journey. The KUTX app has the current playlist and the same great audio. We've separated the apps so we can bring better and different features to each in the future.

KUT 90.5 FM is a public radio station from The University of Texas. We broadcast from the Moody College of Communication in the Belo Center for New Media on campus, bringing you 24-hour news and information from NPR, PRI, the BBC & KUT News. We couldn’t do what we do without your continued support. Thank you. And thanks for listening!

What’s New

Version 4.4.11

* Fixed playing multiple On Demand stories in sequence
* Performance enhancements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Markied54 ,

Solid and reliable

I just moved to Austin and thought I would check out the KUT app. I read the bad reviews and stuck with straight steaming.

Then I heard the station talk about the new and improved app which was redesigned and decided I would give it a try.

Glad I did. The app is great. Solid and easy to use. I like it a lot. Now it’s the best way to stream NPR content.

Chango de la Playa ,

Is this really “public radio”?

I understand that public radio needs supporters, donors, and underwriters.
But KUT devotes noticeably more time to verbally expressing their gratitude to their business supporters than any other “public radio” station than any other, in my experience.
So why is it, that this app has to stop in the middle of “Stardate”, to express gratitude to the same business supporter, to whom it expressed gratitude when it opened less than an hour previous?
It’s totally unnecessary and makes an otherwise 5-Star app a 3.

Stars in my eyes 2 ,

Love the New App

Looking at other reviews, I can agree that from time to time, I too have had issues with it stopping. But think it is my WiFi service. What I do know for certain is that I count on KUT for great news and information. This new app provides me terrific immediate links to what I may have missed, whether KUT, Texas Standard, or NPR. ❤️❤️❤️


The University of Texas at Austin
65 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

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