WBUR

Contains ads
2.4
377 reviews
50K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Listen to WBUR anytime, anywhere. The WBUR App is the best way to get news from Greater Boston and beyond with our live stream and signature podcasts all in one place.

Play, pause, rewind (and play again) live radio shows from the award-winning teams at WBUR and NPR. On Point, Here & Now, Radio Boston, Circle Round, Endless Thread and more are all at your fingertips.

You’ll also:
+ Stay in the know with hourly local and national audio news briefs
+ Hear about new shows, special series and trending stories
+ Listen on demand to your favorite shows like Morning Edition, All Things + Considered and Marketplace
+ Download episodes for offline listening

Our journalism is funded by you, our listeners. Thanks for choosing WBUR, Boston’s NPR news.
Updated on
Jan 24, 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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
2.4
377 reviews
Joe Veilleux
January 8, 2023
The app works well enough but after the latest update in January 2023 there's no way to terminate the app. It just keeps running in the background even if you dismiss it, clear the notification, etc. If you dismiss its notification, it just comes back some time later. The only way I've found to actually stop it is to 'force quit'. I just checked and this app has consumed 15% of my phone's battery over the past day even though I only listened for a little over an hour. PLEASE FIX THIS!
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A Google user
October 28, 2019
Very disappointed when I switched from iPhone to Android to discover the WBUR app doesn't have the rewind/forward fast function while listening to live broadcasts. I often used to pause the broadcasts when interrupted at work, then start it again where I'd left off. Now, without that option I'm missing a good deal of the programs, which is frustrating. I'm certainly not getting the great experience I used to with my old iPhone app. Hope something can, and will, be done about this.
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A Google user
August 25, 2019
Too data intensive. Drops frequently and restarts program if you don't have perfect cell or WiFi connection. Really buggy. Even after downloading a program I will hit play and nothing happens even though the sound indicators are moving. Repeatedly stopping and starting playback or skipping forwards or backwards does nothing. Also gives a loud notification every time you hit pause or play which you're doing constantly to try to listen to anything. I only want to listen to hear and now.
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What's new

Fixed issue where audio continued to play even after user quit the app.

Also: Improvements to rewindable stream, minor bug fixes and additional analytic events