CBC Listen: Music & Podcasts

3.45K reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

Now you can discover the best in CBC Radio, CBC Podcasts and CBC Music – with the updated and free CBC Listen app.

Featuring the new favourites library, you’ll never have to search for the content you love again. Plus, receive personalized recommendations based on shows that you already have favourited.

Your local and national CBC Radio One and CBC Music shows are right at your fingertips, live from anywhere.

Listen to over 200 curated music streams featuring brand new releases from Canadian artists and different music styles.

As the #1 podcaster in Canada, you’ll have the opportunity to listen to critically acclaimed series like The Q Interview with Tom Power, Someone Knows Something, and Front Burner. Open your mind with CBC’s latest original podcasts featuring over 40 series in a variety of genres including true crime, investigative reporting, fiction and more.

CBC Listen features:
• Favourites Library for easy access
• Recommendations personalized just for you, based on your favourites
• Live & On Demand CBC Radio
• Over 40 critically acclaimed CBC Podcasts
• Hundreds of CBC Music Playlists
• 100% FREE, no fees or subscriptions
• Playlogs from CBC Music shows

*On Demand and Music Playlists are subject to geo-fencing.
Updated on
Sep 6, 2022

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No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
3.45K reviews
William Freeman
November 19, 2021
3 things: 1) When playing live radio the stream will occasionally stop. Either it will show a loading circle or or will stop on its own entirely. 2) when playing certain radio programs (ex Marvin's room and front burner) I am either not able to play the episode at all with an error. Or I can play the shows but the playback bar won't let me fast forward the programs it just plays back to where I've already been listening. Even if I download the specific program still same issue.
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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
November 19, 2021
If you email our technical team at audiencehelp@cbc.ca, we’ll be more than happy to help out.
A Google user
September 11, 2019
I used to listen to CBC Radio One, Montreal, every morning, but can't now since the old app was replaced. The new "listen live" feature looks like it is running, but there is no audio. I have deleted and reinstalled the app and it still doesn't work. Why didn't CBC just keep the old app that worked so well?
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A Google user
September 15, 2019
It's a jarring change from the old apps simple and intuitive category structure. It is very hard to browse by subject/content and instead the layout is program/personality centric. This reminds me of the NPR one app launch. At least in that case they left the old news app alone. Unfortunately all this app does is drive me to reliable standbys instead like apple podcasts and Spotify where it's now easier to get my CBC content. If that seems lazy, welcome to the internet CBC 😉
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What's new

- Enjoy more Recommended Shows and Music Playlists
- Try the long press shortcut feature to Bookmarks and Favourites
- Bug fixes: Casting Live Radio streams, air dates display and accessibility