CHICAGO (November 22, 2021) – Today WBEZ Chicago is releasing a completely revamped WBEZ mobile app that delivers all-new features and listening options for listeners. The app release is the station’s first major app update since 2016, and represents a key digital innovation as WBEZ continues its focus on growing and reaching new audiences on digital platforms.
The new WBEZ mobile app is now available for download on both phone and tablet. More information about the app is available here.
Among the new features on the WBEZ app is a true Rewind experience, allowing listeners to rewind within the hour they’re listening to, as well as replay shows from the last seven days. Beyond enhanced live listening and Rewind, the app also includes a number of new listening options that are accessible with one tap in the Browse feature, including:
Quick play newscasts: Using the Browse feature, listeners can play the latest 2-minute WBEZ newscast and 5-minute NPR newscast for quick catch-up listens.
Daily Featured Audio item: Every day WBEZ will select at least one story as a Featured Audio item, which will display prominently on the Browse screen with a preview image.
Radio Highlights: Also in the Browse screen, listeners can find radio highlights from the last seven days, curated moments that showcase the breadth of WBEZ’s coverage and journalism.
Discover WBEZ podcasts: All of WBEZ’s podcasts are in the app, with easy browsing access.
WBEZ’s app has been fully redesigned with an all-new look and feel on both Android and iOS, and runs on a new modern app development framework for reliability and stable listening. Download the WBEZ app to a phone or tablet to listen to favorite shows and podcasts anytime, anywhere.