New York Public Radio

Designed for iPhone

    • 2.9 • 226 Ratings
    • Free

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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.

What’s New

Version 3.0.32

* 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

2.9 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

Spritni ,

Time for an update already!

Besides the antique layout, the inability to easily find out what’s on next, and sometimes overly complex navigation, the big problem at this point is the many problems the stream seems to have holding a connection. We’re in a period where it drops multiple times an hour, on wifi or cellular, and you know what happens when it has to rebuffer? Sure you do! You miss programming and worse, you have to hear the same promo (or two promos) you’ve been hearing for the last two weeks. It’s enough to make you give up and look for a podcast or something somewhere else… which I assume isn’t what you want?

kahdudhejfofksvwy ,

Please stop playing so many ads

This app plays an ad every time your internet connection changes (so leaving/returning home, connecting/disconnecting to carrier wifi). This happens easily 5+ times within 30 minutes when I’m going out for a short walk and want to stream wnyc.

Not to mention that you have to listen to the on-air ads anyways.

It’s so bad I actually choose podcasts fairly often rather than listening to the same ad so many times. Please fix this so that the ad is limited to at most once per hour! Or even better, create a paid version that is ad-free. Thanks :)

petit_beignet ,

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.

App Privacy

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