CBC Listen rolls public broadcaster’s radio, podcast and music into single app

CBC Listen is a one-stop destination to access CBC Radio One, the CBC Podcasts catalogue and CBC Music in a single app.

CBC has launched CBC Listen, a single streaming app that encompasses the content offerings of CBC PodcastsCBC Radio and CBC Music.

CBC Listen provides access to more than 200 curated CBC Music playlists, the public broadcaster’s full podcast catalogue, and the ability to listen to CBC Radio One and CBC Music radio shows live. Select shows are also available on-demand. 

“Ease of use, discoverability and personalization are all key to the audience experience we are delivering with the new CBC Listen service. We’re excited to evolve with feedback from Canadians and ensure we are developing a distinct digital audio service that truly connects and reflects this country,” said Richard Kanee, CBC’s Executive Director of Digital Strategy, in a release.

Included in the app’s features are the ability to bookmark content for future listening and go back to recently played tracks; continuous play (the ability to pick up where a listener left off); ability to cast audio to any AirPlay or Chromecast enabled device; and a sleep timer that can be customized to the user’s listening schedule. 

CBC Listen is available free, without a subscription, as an app for iOS and Android devices and online at cbc.ca/listen.


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