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Listen anytime, anywhere to your favorite shows and podcasts.


All of Iowa Public Radio. All the time.

  • Listen to Iowa Public Radio's News, Classical and Studio One streams live.
  • Get notifications about the breaking news, the day's biggest news stories and more.
  • Read the latest news and features from IPR and NPR.
  • Catch your favorite podcasts or the latest episode of a show you missed.
  • Start your day with IPR by setting the alarm clock.
  • Connect to your car via Bluetooth to listen to any stream or podcast, when you're out of range of your local radio signal.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I turn on notifications?

For iOS devices, go to Settings, select the IPR app, then select Notifications. Make sure that you've toggled on "Allow Notifications."

The app won’t play the stream. What can I do?

First, are you connected to the internet or using your data plan? If not, connect and then try to play the audio. If you are and the stream isn’t loading, double-check that you actually have internet and you aren’t showing a WIFI connection without internet – that would prevent any content from updating. To check this, you’ll need to check your modem or router. Once you’ve confirmed that you have an internet or data connection, completely close and restart the app.

I’m worried about the amount of data the app is using. Any suggestions?

If you’re at home or work in an office that offers employee internet, join the WIFI network. If you’re unable to join a WIFI network, the amount of data that the app will use is very low. If you want to know the exact amount, clear your device’s recent data usage history and start tracking with just the app open.

Does the app access any other information on my device?

No. We do not access other information on your device. While we may send you push notifications around news or other events, we do not access any information on your phone. For additional information about this and the personal data we collect, review our Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy.

Question: My device is running really slowly. I think it’s because your app is open. Why is that?

It’s not necessarily because our app (or JUST) our app is open. Your mobile device is very similar to a desktop computer or laptop — it needs to be restarted every now and then. Give it a restart first. That will force all of your open apps closed, stopping all processes they might be running. You should notice your device is working better once it restarts. If it’s still slow, think about how old your device is — if it’s more than three or four years old, it could be slow because the apps that you’ve installed are built using more computing power, meaning your device can’t handle those as well. We hate to say it — but in this instance, you may need to think about purchasing a new device. If it truly is isolated to just when you have our app open and you’ve completed a restart, contact us and we’ll investigate further.

Additional Support

If you have questions or comments about how to use Iowa Public Radio's app, you'll find support within the app. Tap the "menu" button and then tap "Help." There are multiple ways to submit your support requests from there.

App technical support is provided by Public Media Apps.