On the Go: WNYC Launches New App

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Take WNYC everywhere you go with our new mobile app, giving listeners a new way to tune in to its dynamic, award-winning news, current affairs, music and cultural programming — any time, any place.

The app provides instant access to WNYC, with live radio streams of WNYC's FM and AM bands, archived episodes of popular shows, thought-provoking articles, engaging blogs, local and national WNYC program podcasts and exclusive videos of notable guests.

The app allows users to share select stories with friends via email, Twitter and Facebook and purchase tickets to WNYC events. The app includes:

Live radio streams of WNYC’s broadcasts

On demand access to NYC’s slate of award-winning, personality-driven national programs, including Radiolab with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, and Freakonomics Radio with Stephen Dubner, as well as stellar local programs such as The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show, and Soundcheck

Articles about news, politics, business, arts and culture in New York City and its diverse communities

Exclusive topic-specific content, including political analysis from and articles from WNYC Culture

Schedule and tickets to events at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC.

The WNYC iPhone App is available for free on iTunes. An app for Android is coming soon.


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Comments [19]

paul lieblich from china

........and now we need an app for the wonderful windows phone operating system
from china

Jul. 09 2012 05:03 AM

Sad to no see an ap for android ... we listenes do not all wotk on i phones

May. 06 2012 09:08 PM
Barry Ford from New York City

I am an avid WNYC listener and member. I am also an Android user. The Android app has been "coming soon" for six months now. When will we finally see it? Does the delay have anything to do with the app created by DAApps? (Apparently they made an Android app that does exactly what we are discussing here.)

Also, I agree with the others that all of the WNYC-related stations should be accessible from one app.

Mar. 21 2012 08:21 AM
Laurie Spiegel from Ground Zero

It would be a lot more convenient if all of the stations in the web page player were in a single app instead of divided into separate apps for WNYC and WQXR+Q2.

Until I happened on this page and read the listener comments I didn't know about the latter at all and was very disappointed that the WNYC app did not include the Q2 stream.

There could at least be something in the WNYC app to clue people in that we need to download a separate app to get WNYC's music stations. Otherwise many of us will assume that they've altogether been left out.

It is also a lot easier to switch stations back and forth in one app, the way we can with a button-push or 2 on a radio or the page that we use in a web browser, than to have to quit one iPhone app and then open another to go back and forth between the various listening options, something probably many of us who are into both music and ideas do often throughout the day.

Please consider putting all of the WNYC stations in a single app.

Much thanks for making these apps!

Oct. 29 2011 02:12 PM
Bill Sullivan

Hmmm... The WNYC stream thru ooTunes stopped working precisely when the new app came out. A coincidence? I hope it is... Otherwise WNYC is limiting their reach - not smart. FYI, have no connection with ooTunes, just a user.

Oct. 28 2011 04:48 PM

@Dude on the Pond from Germany: WQXR now has an app of its own. It includes the Q2 stream and is free to download. Thanks for listening!

Oct. 26 2011 07:02 PM
peeps from NYC

Echoing Edward Scott from NYC. It was great for one day on my 3GS but from then the app stalls. I've given up.

Oct. 26 2011 04:54 PM

Please make available for androids SOON!

Oct. 26 2011 02:19 PM
Dude on the Pond from Germany

I am listening to WNYC in Germany. It is a warm feeling of home away from home. I want to thank you so much for this app. I had been looking forward to it.

On the app, there is NJPR, but what about WQXR and Q2? Both of them are on the website. Could you please work on it so we can get these stations all over the world? This would be the gift of the year!

Oct. 26 2011 06:04 AM
john from office

Is there a fee and what happens when I get my bill, will i see a big jump??

Oct. 25 2011 07:27 AM
Jim from NYC

How about a Windows Phone 7 app? Your logo is already optimized for the tiles of the phone.

Oct. 20 2011 10:28 AM
Edward Scott from NYC

I like the app a lot. I've been using the "Public Radio Player" app (also by PRX) for a year or two, but it's great to finally have an app dedicated to my favorite stations.

One minor criticism: both apps suffer from drop-outs. No matter which wi-fi I'm logged onto, or how strong the signal is, the stream suddenly stops and either resets itself, or I stop and restart the app. It can happen every couple of minutes or once an hour.

And it doesn't happen on other streaming apps like Pandora, Itunes radio, or even Netflix video. Just these two apps.

Something to think about when you're developing 2.0.

Thanks again for a great, free, app.

Oct. 20 2011 09:31 AM
Robert Ross from Santa Fe, New Mexico

hey . . . just became a member from out here in Santa Fe, NM but how about the Android app?

Oct. 19 2011 01:02 PM

Any plans for a Blackberry app? Yes, some people still use blackberry phones...

Oct. 12 2011 11:09 PM

The WNYC Android app is currently in development and will be available soon. Thanks.

Oct. 12 2011 10:04 AM
Chris from Brooklyn

Please provide support for Android gadgets. We listen, too.

Oct. 12 2011 09:02 AM
Mark from Brooklyn

We know this is public radio, but us Android users listen too.

Oct. 12 2011 06:01 AM

What operating system is it for?

Oct. 11 2011 04:52 PM

Any plans for an Android app?

Oct. 11 2011 02:59 PM

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