Listen to WFMT, one of the world’s most renowned classical music radio stations, wherever you are. You will hear superlative programs, concerts, and live events you cannot hear anywhere else – broadcasts from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Santa Fe Music Festival, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Salzburg Festival, San Francisco Opera and Symphony, and more.
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Music stops unexpectedly
I love this app. My only complaint is that the live stream cuts out so often that I’ve come to expect it. I really wish this could be fixed in future updates as it’s jarring to go from marvelous music to silence without explanation.
I love WFMT, the station! But the app...
The station is awesome! Carl Grapentine & Candice Agree on one stage? What amazing knowledge, voices and intellects! You are two such different people, and yet you keep the flame alive - music for the mind, body, and spirit delivered to Everyman. It is not just for the salon, but also the construction site. I should know about the latter; it actually happens! :o)
All kidding aside, the app is pretty good, but it does require some attention. Just my humble opinion, but I believe these fixes would get consistent 5-star ratings:
Lately, my livestream title has been stuck on a Violin Concerto by Max Bruch, a lovely piece of music, but it has not told me what has been playing since then. Why would this happen? I will trying deleting and reloading the app, but it is taking a long time...
And while on the subject of what has been playing, how about a playlist? You know, what was just on, what’s on now, coming up, etc.?
And then how about a recommended deep dive on each selection, starting with concert notes from recent performances around the world. I am sure the CSO or LFS would be happy to lend their notes to the effort (with proper citation of course), and fill in from other organizations, near and far.
We have to stick together!
I'm torn because I love the station, but the streaming is fragile and touchy. Unlike Pandora which, when audio is momentarily interrupted (phone call, alarm or any in-device audio instance) resumes its stream, alas poor sweet WFMT loses its grip and needs to be relaunched. Also while driving around Chicago (WFMT's home!) in my radio-less car, the signal reliably cuts out and it's too distracting to continually relaunch while driving.
Really, a small price to pay for the miracle of free great radio on my phone. I'm just saying…
Much time has passed, but the skittish streaming persists. Connection simply goes away. Relaunch, reset, reinstantiate the network. Nothing resuscitates the signal. Fragile, finicky. Which is odd, because the radio station is so pro and robust. Sigh.
About a year later…
No improvement. The message I get is that it's not important to WFMT to have a working streaming presence.
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