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KUT 90.5 Austin’s NPR Station

KUT 90.5 Austin’s NPR Station

The University of Texas at Austin

KUT 90.5 brings you 24-hour news and information from NPR, PRI, BBC & KUT News

3.8 Ratings 432 Reviews 10K+ Downloads
KUT 90.5 brings you 24-hour news and information from NPR, PRI, BBC & KUT News
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Ratings & Reviews

3.8
432 Ratings
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  • Solid and reliable May 2, 2019

    By Markied54
    I just moved to Austin and thought I would check out the KUT app. I read the bad reviews and stuck with straight steaming. Then I heard the station talk about the new and improved app which was redesigned and decided I would give it a try. Glad I did. The app is great. Solid and easy to use. I like it a lot. Now it’s the best way to stream NPR content.
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  • Is this really “public radio”? Aug 16, 2019

    By Chango de la Playa
    I understand that public radio needs supporters, donors, and underwriters. But KUT devotes noticeably more time to verbally expressing their gratitude to their business supporters than any other “public radio” station than any other, in my experience. So why is it, that this app has to stop in the middle of “Stardate”, to express gratitude to the same business supporter, to whom it expressed gratitude when it opened less than an hour previous? It’s totally unnecessary and makes an otherwise 5-Star app a 3.
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  • Jul 20, 2020

    By Charles Patrick Mott
    Awesome app. It distills all the news into easily accessible data and lets users choose specifically what to listen to or you can just turn on the broadcast and let'r go!...
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  • Love the New App Apr 26, 2019

    By Stars in my eyes 2
    Looking at other reviews, I can agree that from time to time, I too have had issues with it stopping. But think it is my WiFi service. What I do know for certain is that I count on KUT for great news and information. This new app provides me terrific immediate links to what I may have missed, whether KUT, Texas Standard, or NPR. ❤️❤️❤️
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  • May 22, 2020

    By Juan Hernandez
    I love the ease of navigation and being able to listen to all my favorite shows on the road. Texas Standard, Fresh Air....Morning Edition.....so many to name! All awesome!
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  • You are the worst Burr Nov 27, 2019

    By baldguy8
    This app has got to go back and get reworked. There’s a bug between AirPods and live streaming though the app. The constant ad playing for the safe workplace company et al makes KUT feel like any other pre-recorded FM station on a commercial format. The app loses its place regularly throughout playback so you get those 30 sec replays constantly. Suggestions I don’t have- I’m using npr1 and the old npr app that has a lot less ads or the website directly but it still seems dumb that KUT’s app is so bad
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  • Jul 2, 2020

    By Chris .S
    Stops frequently for no obvious reason. This app is good for reading some local news, but for listening to KUT I use the NPR One app.
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  • Extremely buggy app May 15, 2020

    By Lauramst1
    I love public radio but this app falls short of those expectations. Extremely buggy app that turns off from time to time. When started, you have to listen to a commercial, uh, I mean shout out to their contributors. You might have to listen to the message again if the app has to restart. Very frustrating but the only way to walk around listening to the radio with my smartphone.
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  • Used to cut out, now doesn't work at all Sep 29, 2017

    By Sfcchff
    I can always count on this app to stop working, then I close the app and restart it. How long the streaming goes on afterwards is a crap shoot. On some occasions, it doesn't work at all, like right now. I have a strong phone signal so I turn the wifi off on my phone, and the app still does not work. It bothers me that I can't just use the radio. The radio signal just went away a couple years ago . I guess is could try a kera app.
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  • Jan 22, 2020

    By Justin Ripple
    This app has always been a little buggy. Sometimes it takes a long time for the play stream feature to even start. There is a pause/play button for the unlock screen but that doesn't matter because it doesnt work. Now suddenly the app is closing itself when I try to start streaming. Wanted to support the local station app but it looks like I'll need to use the national NPR or some other third party app for my KUT.
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  • Jul 20, 2020

    By Charles Patrick Mott
    Awesome app. It distills all the news into easily accessible data and lets users choose specifically what to listen to or you can just turn on the broadcast and let'r go!...
    more
  • Love the New App Apr 26, 2019

    By Stars in my eyes 2
    Looking at other reviews, I can agree that from time to time, I too have had issues with it stopping. But think it is my WiFi service. What I do know for certain is that I count on KUT for great news and information. This new app provides me terrific immediate links to what I may have missed, whether KUT, Texas Standard, or NPR. ❤️❤️❤️
    more
  • May 22, 2020

    By Juan Hernandez
    I love the ease of navigation and being able to listen to all my favorite shows on the road. Texas Standard, Fresh Air....Morning Edition.....so many to name! All awesome!
    more
  • Best Public Radio Ever! Mar 17, 2020

    By Zelda Furst
    KUT’s ability to combine public radio with local events and interests is brilliant. My perspective comes from living in many different cities and towns. A straight diet of Public Radio will always appeal to me; however, the local spice added by KUT transforms my radio listening into a smorgasbord. Thank you, KUT. You are wonderful.
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  • Jul 12, 2020

    By Orlando Marquez
    Great topics. A little biased and leaning towards one party at times.
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  • Solid and reliable May 2, 2019

    By Markied54
    I just moved to Austin and thought I would check out the KUT app. I read the bad reviews and stuck with straight steaming. Then I heard the station talk about the new and improved app which was redesigned and decided I would give it a try. Glad I did. The app is great. Solid and easy to use. I like it a lot. Now it’s the best way to stream NPR content.
    more
  • Cannot close app Oct 3, 2018

    By AdsTurnMeOff
    The advertisements cover the entire screen without a way to pause or close. If I touch the screen anywhere, I’m taken to the advertisers web site rather than being able to pause/close. I love KUT and am disappointed.
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  • Great way to access KUT Aug 20, 2019

    By DepressionYoYo
    So many advertisements!!! I don’t listen very much because of this. That said the latest iteration of this app works well and has great features. Much better than most radio station applications.
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  • Jun 22, 2020

    By Manoj Mathew
    Easy to get live feed of show and switch from car listening to home listening..
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  • Feb 13, 2020

    By Charles Palmos
    Good local content. So much content is video or has a link to their website. Don't like that so much.
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  • Is this really “public radio”? Aug 16, 2019

    By Chango de la Playa
    I understand that public radio needs supporters, donors, and underwriters. But KUT devotes noticeably more time to verbally expressing their gratitude to their business supporters than any other “public radio” station than any other, in my experience. So why is it, that this app has to stop in the middle of “Stardate”, to express gratitude to the same business supporter, to whom it expressed gratitude when it opened less than an hour previous? It’s totally unnecessary and makes an otherwise 5-Star app a 3.
    more
  • Apr 30, 2020

    By Kate D
    I've used this app for a couple of years now and it's always had this problem. When I click on a notification, the app opens along with the story in a new tab in my web browser. I can read the story in the app, Y U OPEN BROWSER?!?
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  • Jul 31, 2019

    By David Nicoll
    this app stops playing randomly. i cannot control play/pause with my blue tooth headphone. also the station will not stop playing unless you pause or stop it in the app. i unplug/disconnect my headphones it begins to blast out of the speaker on my phone. it will also play over anything else i attempt to listen to. for instance if i am listen to music on google play music and i watch a short video on fb, the music will stop. this does not happen with this app.
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  • May 15, 2019

    By Luis Garcia
    It needs an exit option that closes the App completely. If I use the app for streaming them get in my car the Bluetooth automatically will start playing the stream again. You can blame the car or the Bluetooth but if the App wasn't running in the background it wouldn't be able to do it.
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  • Mar 17, 2020

    By Ron Hagelman III
    Content is great! Site is slow to load and navigate even with fast machine and connection.
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  • Jul 2, 2020

    By Chris .S
    Stops frequently for no obvious reason. This app is good for reading some local news, but for listening to KUT I use the NPR One app.
    more
  • Extremely buggy app May 15, 2020

    By Lauramst1
    I love public radio but this app falls short of those expectations. Extremely buggy app that turns off from time to time. When started, you have to listen to a commercial, uh, I mean shout out to their contributors. You might have to listen to the message again if the app has to restart. Very frustrating but the only way to walk around listening to the radio with my smartphone.
    more
  • Jan 22, 2020

    By Justin Ripple
    This app has always been a little buggy. Sometimes it takes a long time for the play stream feature to even start. There is a pause/play button for the unlock screen but that doesn't matter because it doesnt work. Now suddenly the app is closing itself when I try to start streaming. Wanted to support the local station app but it looks like I'll need to use the national NPR or some other third party app for my KUT.
    more
  • Connection is worse than the previous app May 24, 2019

    By United makes me love southwest
    I switch back and forth between both apps depending on the day. They both freeze and disconnect, but the new one seems worse. It’s so frustrating to be listening to a compelling news piece and the connection just drops right at the climax of the story...over and over, lol. Today it’s not so bad...fingers crossed...
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  • Oct 1, 2019

    By Tyler Willey
    Streaming never works. I have tried, over several years, to give this app a go. The thing never works! Either articles dont load or the streaming function doesnt work!
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  • You are the worst Burr Nov 27, 2019

    By baldguy8
    This app has got to go back and get reworked. There’s a bug between AirPods and live streaming though the app. The constant ad playing for the safe workplace company et al makes KUT feel like any other pre-recorded FM station on a commercial format. The app loses its place regularly throughout playback so you get those 30 sec replays constantly. Suggestions I don’t have- I’m using npr1 and the old npr app that has a lot less ads or the website directly but it still seems dumb that KUT’s app is so bad
    more
  • Used to cut out, now doesn't work at all Sep 29, 2017

    By Sfcchff
    I can always count on this app to stop working, then I close the app and restart it. How long the streaming goes on afterwards is a crap shoot. On some occasions, it doesn't work at all, like right now. I have a strong phone signal so I turn the wifi off on my phone, and the app still does not work. It bothers me that I can't just use the radio. The radio signal just went away a couple years ago . I guess is could try a kera app.
    more
  • New App Does Not Work As Well as the Prior Version Aug 2, 2019

    By Jet Williams
    I listen to kut usually at least 3 hours daily. This new app takes long to load and refreshes the stream randomly to insert the promotional opening. When I first open the app to start the stream it turns my screen black while it loads, sometimes for about 30 seconds. It’s pretty annoying and I wish they could smooth out the bugs.
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  • Jun 26, 2019

    By oaksong
    When I'm trying to stream the station while I'm walking the connection dies every five minutes. I gave up and switched to the browser version.
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  • Oct 6, 2019

    By Lata Karna
    Every time I turn on the app, it plays for a while, then goes silent for a couple of minutes, comes back on. The cycle keeps repeating. Very frustrating.
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