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
Jan 21, 2022

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106 reviews
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.
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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.
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A Google user
March 18, 2020
It looks like someone's just bought a cheap off-the-shelf wrapper for the web site, which actually offers a better experience than the app. The "share" button in the app doesn't utilize Android's system-registered apps for such and instead is a small static list of generic apps that were hard-coded by the app. Send to a read-later app like Pocket? Nope. You can post to Facebook or Twitter, email, or text with the default SMS app, or open in a browser for anything else. Just start w/ the browser
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