LiveATC for Android

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About this app

LiveATC for Android is brought to you by - listen to live air traffic control!

Stuck in the airport terminal with endless delays?
Live near an airport and want to find out what's going on?
Have you always wondered what pilots talk to air traffic controllers about?
Now you can stop wondering and tune in live!

LiveATC for Android provides a quick and easy way to listen in on live conversations between pilots and air traffic controllers near many airports around the world. LiveATC for Android lets you browse by U.S. state or by country to find an airport and listen in to live air traffic conversations at or near a given airport. You can also use the "Nearby" feature to find an airport near you. You can then add any channel to your Favorites list for quick and easy access.

The LiveATC Network ( is the world's largest network of streaming audio feeds focused solely on aviation, currently covering over 1,200 airports around the world with over 2,000 different audio feeds and growing daily!

Explanation of some of the needed device permissions:

• The "Location" permission is required so that the app can determine what airports are located in your area when you select "Nearby"

• The "Device ID & Call Information" permission is needed by the app so that it can detect when you're placing or receiving a phone call so that it can automatically stop the audio stream to prevent it from interfering with your phone call

Please check to see if your country, city and/or airports of interest are covered by LiveATC *BEFORE PURCHASING* - check at: . Note that we currently have no coverage in the U.K., Belgium, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and some other countries where streaming ATC communications is prohibited by local law. Available airports are subject to change at any time - LiveATC owns and operates many of the receivers used in the network but most are provided by volunteers working in cooperation with LiveATC. Available airports can change, sometimes due to reasons beyond LiveATC's control. Also, there is no guarantee that all feeds will be up 24/7, though we make our best effort to do so and have a great track record of uptime.

Follow LiveATC for feed updates and breaking aviation and ATC-related news:
Updated on
Oct 19, 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.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
App activity and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.37K reviews
Dan Moldover
October 4, 2023
Nice navigation with lots of features. You can enable background playing through the settings, but it requires giving additional permissions to the app. My only disappointment is that I can't select multiple channels at the same time (i.e. Approach & departure or multiple runways at the same airport). As a companion to Flightaware or FlightRadar 24, it works great to hear what's driving the contrails nearby!
32 people found this review helpful
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San Diego Linda
September 16, 2023
Last update totally broke the app. If I turn my screen off, the app stops. If I navigate to another app, LiveATC stops. I have to constantly click the play button to restart the stream. It used to be the exact opposite: even closing the app wouldn't stop the stream. I had to force stop it in the phone settings. Please find a middle ground, so that I can listen to the stream with the phone screen off or if I’m looking at another app, but also stop the stream when the app is actually closed.
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Kyle Powers
May 29, 2022
Not sure why all the poor reviews recently, seems to work fine for me. Obviously some stations will have better reception than others (as it depends on the incoming radio feed reception), but overall it's working great. Love that I can Chromecast the stream from this app. More than happy to pay $4 for this app to support the service, nothing else like it out there. Thanks for your work!
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What's new

Bug fixes and performance improvements