The Current

146 reviews
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About this app

Great Music Lives Here. The Current plays the best authentic and independent new music alongside the music that inspired it. With this app, you can stream The Current and additional streams like Purple Current, Radio Heartland, Local Current, and Rock the Cradle.

The Current app connects with Android Wear and Android Auto compatible vehicles allowing you to select, play and pause streams. Other features include high-quality stream audio, alarm, sleep timer along with Airplay and Chromecast integrations.

The Current is an independent, member-supported public radio station in Minnesota that plays the best new music next to the music you already love, from local to legendary. Listeners like you provide half of the funding needed to bring you the music you value. Join us and power great music at or click the Donate button in the app.
Updated on
Nov 5, 2022

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
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This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

141 reviews
Nica Tee
October 29, 2020
I love The Current. I am a member and contribute monthly. I really want to give the app a better rating. However, the constant ad interruptions are incredibly frustrating. I always miss a favorite song because of this and then I have to listen to 3 more ads before the next song. There are more ads in this app than on the actual station. This is the third time I have tried the app. I uninstalled it previously because of the ad interruptions. They have only gotten worse. Uninstalling again.
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Mark Potnick
May 13, 2023
Love The Current. Unfortunately, in this app (and the MPR Radio one) the Chromecast connection has been broken for awhile; it never connects to any of my devices. I attempt, the device chimes, but the stream never plays on the speaker. :(
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Matt Hansen
January 20, 2021
Not sure where all the negative reviews for ad breaks are coming from, I've been a user for about 6 years now and have had no issues. I get 1-2 adds at the start of the stream and then no interruptions from there for hours of listening. I use this to listen to the current daily!
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