CBC Listen: Music & Podcasts

3.79K reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

Listen to live CBC Radio, the best in CBC Podcasts and curated playlists from CBC Music with the free CBC Listen app.

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

Listen to critically acclaimed series from Canada’s #1 podcaster with shows like Uncover, The Secret Life of Canada, Front Burner, and Someone Knows Something. Discover the best in true crime, investigative reporting, fiction and more.

Tune in to over 200 curated music streams featuring brand new releases from Canadian artists and different genres.

CBC Listen features:
• Live & On Demand CBC Radio
• New and Popular CBC Podcasts
• Hundreds of CBC Music Playlists
• 100% FREE, no fees or subscriptions
• Favourites Library for easy access
• Recommendations personalized just for you, based on your listening history
• Playlogs from CBC Music shows
• Reminders so you never miss a beat
• Podcast Downloads for Offline Listening
• Frequency Finder

*On Demand and Music Playlists are subject to geo-fencing.
Updated on
Feb 7, 2024

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
Personal info
No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.38K reviews
John Campbell
October 19, 2023
Edit: (After the most recent update it began opeming. I will give it stars until I can test more.) My recently installed app on my Android phone will not open or connect. A pop-up keeps saying the app keeps stopping - something that is quit obvious. Rebooting the phone has no . effect. Hate to give it one star, but since it can't be used, this is the only option.
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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 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

- Player and Bluetooth bug fixes.
- Experience a revamped UI with improvements across the app, focusing on various player enhancements such as player design, in-app playlogs, playback speed options, and a sleep timer.