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The new stream player as launched! If you have any feedback, comments, or concerns about the new player, let us know at

After an additional week of testing, we are planning for the new player to launch Monday, June 1.

Due to some additional testing being completed, the new player launch has been delayed. We do not yet have a definite launch time, but anticipate it will be available the week of May 26.

New Stream Player Launching Thursday, May 21, 2015:
Iowa Public Radio will launch a new audio player on its website Thursday, May 21, 2015. The new player replaces the current pop-up players and will be located above the navigation bar.

While there are several benefits to launching the new player, the most important is the format. Specifically, the new player uses HTML5 instead of Flash, which makes it compatible with a greater range of devices - providing you with a better listening experience.  Moving our streams to the HTML5 player removes an unnecessary hassle for you – you will no longer need to download and maintain other software (which is used less and less across the web). 

If you have questions during or after this change, please contact us at

The following web browsers are the earliest versions compatible with HTML5. If you use this version or later in one of these browsers you will be able to listen to the stream in the new player:

  • Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Firefox 7 or higher
  • Google Chrome 14 or higher
  • Safari 5 or higher

Are you experiencing problems using our Flash streams on the website? 
Make sure your flash software is up to date. Download the latest version now

Alternative Ways of Listening
You may alternately utilize one of our MP3 streams. These also may work well with mobile devices, internet radios, and desktops. To listen: Click on, or copy and paste one of the URLs below into any media player capable of streaming the MP3 format.

Suggested media players for MP3s:

Mobile Phone Apps:
Public Radio Player
You can listen to Iowa Public Radio through the Public Radio Player app for iPhone. This app is available on Apple platforms only. To download the App, go to the Apple App Store.

TuneIn Radio
You can also listen to Iowa Public Radio through the TuneIn Radio app. This app is available for both iPhone and Android. To download the App, go to the TuneIn Radio site.

Didn't find a solution that worked for you?
Help us improve everyone's listening online experience. Call us at 515-725-1700 or 800-861-8000 or email your listening online problem, solution, or suggestion.

Podcast Help:
Our podcasts are available in iTunes. You may search the iTunes store by show title: Talk of Iowa, River to River, Java Blend, Studio One Live Sets, Iowa Arts Showcase, and IPR Classical Interviews.

You may view our podcasts through our website Here.

If you're having difficulty viewing or downloading our podcasts in Chrome, you may click Here to download the Chrome plug-in.