WHYY - Greater Philly’s NPR

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About this app

Listen to your favorite WHYY and NPR radio programming on your phone! Whether you listen to our livestream or check out our on-demand audio and podcasts, with the WHYY App you can access our award-winning local and national news anywhere. That means you can take Radio Times, Fresh Air, This American Life and all your other favorites with you wherever you go. With this app, you’ll be able to:

* Stream WHYY-FM anytime, anywhere
* Get caught up with our local newscast (now available on-demand)
* Read top stories picked by our editors and browse the latest local and national news
* Receive breaking news alerts and notifications about events and special programming
* Listen to on-demand to podcasts like Radio Times and The Pulse or stream them with our new Podcast Radio channel
* Connect the app to your car’s dashboard media player via Apple CarPlay (on supported car models)
* Sign up for newsletters that deliver the best of WHYY right to your inbox
* Become a member of WHYY and a supporter of public media

About WHYY

WHYY is the leading public media company in the Greater Philadelphia region, serving people in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and beyond. In addition to a robust slate of locally-produced programs and services, WHYY is your local NPR and PBS member station. You can find us on radio, TV, online and, now, in the app store. Because we’re a member-supported, not-for-profit organization, everything we do is made possible by listeners like you. Please consider making a donation at WHYY.org.
Updated on
Aug 28, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
App activity and App info and performance
Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

117 reviews
John Gray
April 23, 2023
Every time I go the alarm, the app crashes. It used to loss the alarm anytime the phone restarted. Turns out that was the good old days, doesn't work at all now, crashes trying to set the alarm. Do you use a crash reporter? How can a crash like this be ignored? You really need to find somebody better to work on your app.
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Kathy Laws
December 2, 2021
Despite uninstalling/reinstalling multiple times, making sure the app is always updated, this is an unreliable app. Every once in a while it works fine, but usually it stops playing every couple minutes, and you have to open it, hit play again, and you get a few more minutes. WHYY is aware, but just hasn't been able to fix it.
15 people found this review helpful
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July 11, 2021
The worst, and has been for years. No search function where you need it. Podcast access is terrible. Listening to episodes is unbearable because sound cuts out or deteriorates after a few minutes. I just spent 30 minutes trying to find a way to listen to an episode from October 2019. Gave up, and I've been giving yp on WHYY in general, not least because of having to listen to sponsorship plugs every time I open it.
9 people found this review helpful
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What's new

Performance enhancements