By KQED Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Welcome to the redesigned KQED Listen Live app. Let us know what you think. Share your ideas for future updates and features. We want to hear what you have to say and we’re here to help you out.
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Listen to KQED 88.5FM’s live audio stream wherever you are. Enjoy your favorite programs, including KQED News, The California Report, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, This American Life, Radiolab, Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me, Forum with Michael Krasny and many more.
Many of you let us know you missed the alarm clock function in version, 3.0.0 so we’ve added it back in our latest update. When you’re alarm goes off, just unlock your phone and you’ll be waking up to Morning Edition.
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What's New in Version 3.4
Fixes for iOS 10.3 users.
Functional app with one infuriating flaw
I use this app quite often because it’s pretty nice to be able to listen to the radio on my phone. There’s a nice big play button when you open the app, making it easy to start listening right away (of course a 3D Touch shortcut would be even better.) Aside from that much appreciated play button, the rest of the ui has looked mostly unappealing and I haven’t bothered to explore whatever else is on offer.
Now here comes the major flaw; when you first start listening, there is the paid sponsorship statement of about 10 seconds or so, this isn’t that bad and not the problem here— the problem is that whenever the phone switches from LTE to WiFi, the app completely cuts the stream AND makes you listen to the sponsored statement again! This is a huge annoyance when I’m paying close attention to an interesting statement and my phone decides to switch networks. This happens a lot when pulling into the driveway and my phone pick up the WiFi.
Anyway, this app is a pretty good way to get a high quality stream of KQED aside from that one annoyance.
Of course, the real reason I can’t listen to the actual 88.5 FM signal is only because Apple won’t unlock the iPhone’s FM radio to developers, but that’s a different issue altogether.
Works well except when it stops playing for no discernible reason. I need to press pause then play and have to listen to the advertisements again. Quite annoying.
Stopped working after upgrading to 10.3. This needs to be fixed!
UPDATE: It seems to be working now
- Category: News
- Updated: Mar 29, 2017
- Version: 3.4
- Size: 25.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: KQED Inc.
- © Jacobs Media
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.