Join the New York conversation with the new WNYC app to hear the best live and on-demand news, commentary, cultural reporting, storytelling and music from the world of public radio. Listen to our live broadcast or save podcasts to your playlist for offline listening. With our Discover feature, tell us what interests you and how much time you have and we’ll download a custom playlist for you of segments and full episodes from the best shows in public radio. With the WNYC app, you have access to the most timely and talked-about local and national headlines from WNYC, NPR and other publishers.
WNYC is the flagship public radio station of New York City. We produce a range of original and innovative broadcast news, talk and culture programs including The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show and The Takeaway (a co-production with Public Radio International).
Our on-demand content includes award-winning shows from WNYC Studios, like Radiolab, the Peabody Award-winning show about curiosity and natural science; and Freakonomics Radio, the popular podcast that explores "the hidden side of everything."
WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including 2 Dope Queens, On The Media, Death, Sex & Money, Note to Self, Radiolab Presents: More Perfect, Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin, Only Human and more.
The WNYC app also includes popular podcasts like This American Life, Money Talking, On Being, Fresh Air, and Ask Me Another.
Installing the app also gives you access to a range of additional WNYC live streams like The Jonathan Channel, our 24/7 broadcast dedicated to The Great American Songbook; and episodic live broadcasts of popular and independent musicians performing in the Soundcheck studio.
WNYC is a listener-supported public radio station. Your financial support helps make possible our programming, broadcasting and digital innovation. You can find our donation form in the app menu.
* Removed Facebook login button to comply with Apple iOS 13 requirements
* Bug fixes and performance improvements for iOS 13.
As always, if you want to share your thoughts on the app, issues you're encountering, or features you'd like to see, tap on "Feedback" in the app menu or visit www.wnyc.org/mobile. And if you want to share WNYC with others, please rate, review, and share through the app store! We love to hear from you.
Ratings and Reviews
Suddenly started having app issues
I have never had a problem with the WNYC app until the past 10 days or so. Now, I get multiple error messages and have to shut down the app several times before I can get it to work. I have uninstalled/reinstalled but nothing seems to solve the problem.
Streaming works, but cannot create an account
Nice to stream WNYC live from afar, but I’ve been getting an “unknown error” message when I try to enter a password while creating an account. It’s been happening for weeks over multiple iOS and app updates.
Furthermore, the feedback link from the app only offers the simplest FAQ style answers, and does not have a working “nor what you’re looking for link” to try to contact someone or solve the problem on my own. I’ve tried in multiple browsers.
WNYC is hands down the best public radio in the country, but the app is lightyears behind in quality.
After pausing streaming episodes, the app cannot resume playing. Screen layout is not optimized for displays with notches/no home button, so controls are covered by the home indicator. Scrubbing backwards or rewinding is buggy, resulting in the app skipping forward. App deserves 2 stars, but giving it 5 because it is my local public radio station.
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- New York Public Radio
- 68 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2016 New York Public Radio
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