KUT 90.5 Austin’s NPR Station

4.4
460 reviews
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About this app

No other Austin station brings you national and local news like KUT 90.5 FM. KUT is more than just Austin’s NPR Station. Our listeners can tune in 24 hours a day for news and information from NPR, PRI, the BBC and our own newsroom. Staples like Morning Edition and All Things Considered from National Public Radio, plus programs like The World from Public Radio International and BBC News Hour bring global perspectives, and award-winning local news from KUT's reporters are all in the palm of your hand. Download, tune in, and listen wherever you may be.

This new version of our app focuses on two things--a high-quality stream and the program schedule. We've thrown a couple other things in there too, but this is what our listeners have asked for most. We're providing an all digital, efficient stream using the AAC+ codec. It sounds great on all platforms, devices, radios and even over cellular. Tap in some headphones or plug your phone and have a listen.

If you're also a fan of KUTX -- The Austin Music Experience or our spin on Latin rock, Alt Latino, please download the individual versions of those apps as well. Similar features, and the same great audio. We've separated the apps so we can bring better and different features to each in the future.

And if you're still using the legacy KUT app, the white one with blues and yellows, please switch to this version and delete the old one. We'll be turning it off this summer along with the low-bitrate streams it only supports, going back to the days when the cellular networks could barely handle 24 kbps streams.

KUT 90.5 FM is a public radio station from The University of Texas. We broadcast from the Moody College of Communication in the Belo Center for New Media on campus, bringing you 24-hour news and information from NPR, PRI, the BBC & KUT News. We couldn’t do what we do without your continued support. Thanks for listening!
Updated on
May 31, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

4.4
448 reviews
A Google user
January 21, 2020
I love KUT so much I want to listen to it while I walk, but, ouch, this app is really bad. Constantly freezes and hangs. I am only giving it two stars because of the 10+ times I have used it, it worked fairly well once. Update 1.21.20 App worked great for about a year, but only when connected to WiFi. Now, when I launch the player, the app closes and quits about 7 times before it plays. Hoping this gets fixed soon.
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A Google user
July 6, 2019
works great! i always want to hear the "end of the story" when i get out of the car to go shopping [or whatever I'm doing] and the app is great for that (especially where there is free wifi). there's a small ad right when you turn it on that doesn't bother me at all (it might even just be a "sponsored by" spot, I've never even noticed). works just fine. thanks!
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Natalie Lekkas
August 4, 2020
App constantly crashes and needs to be reloaded. Now I just get an unresponsive error every time I open it making it completely useless. I've tried uninstalling, then reinstalling, but nothing. Please fix as I love KUT and am often traveling or on foot and I don't have access to a radio. Update 8/4/20: App is back to stopping playback at random times. Very frustrating.
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The University of Texas at Austin
October 24, 2017
Hi Natalie, please try again. The unresponsive error was due to a human error adding an HLS stream to the mix, but not knowing at least half of the Android devices don't support it yet. Besides reverting the stream types list, we've made several changes in the past couple of weeks that have improved stability overall. Thank you.

What's new

Performance enhancements and bug fixes.
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