Download CBC Music apk 2.1.3 free for Android smartphone

22 Sep
CBC Music

Posted by CBC Mobile in Music & Audio | Sept. 22, 2016 | 136 Comments

Apk file size: 12.0 MB

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CBC Music gives you access to FREE streaming music. Listen to a huge selection of hand curated music streams in a variety of genres, made just for you.

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Listen to Radio 2 from anywhere in the world
Free curated music streams expertly crafted for your listening pleasure

No matter what your musical taste or mood, CBC Music connects you with the music you love.

Whats new

    Version 2.1.3
    This version contains the following :
    - Live radio playback issue fixed
    Should you encounter issues, feel free to email us at [email protected]

CBC Mobile part of our Music & Audio and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Sept. 22, 2016. Google play rating is 65.662. Current verison is 2.1.3. Actual size 12.0 MB.

Download cbc-music.apk 12.0 MB


Jennifer Pighin

Cannot close easily I love the music but not the fact that I cannot close the app easily. It's like it keeps coming back even when I click the x.

Nikki Sto

Love it when it doesn't crash When the app works, it's awesome. Pick your genre, pick your stream, listen to uninterrupted music. It's wonderful. More frequently lately it seems to crash as soon as you pick a stream. So disappointing!

Matt Anderson

Great, with hiccups I love the stations and this app delivers them... usually. The app was freezing 100% of opening but, it worked flawlessly for months before this problem. I hope a reinstall will clean it up for now.

Lok Nik

Great application It doesn't have all of the options similar applications combined. I don't need them. Neither do you.

Alex DePape

Crashes too often I love the app and the services it offers, but it freezes far too often. It'll be streaming a station just fine, but will stop all of a sudden. Other times it freezes and crashes, to the point where I can't use it and have to force stop it. Needs to be fixed up a fair bit, but once it's bug free, it'll be an excellent app.


Unstable, freezes, cant close good otherwise So close yet so far. Simple interface great music streams. Crashes and cant be closed. Really disappointing. Cutbacks ya lets blame that. Love the CBC not this app. Used app for quite awhile finally deleted it.

David Chappel

Please, CBC, hire back the devs to finish the job. And open source it. Here's my list: -Crashed app leave zombie notifications. -Crashed app leaves white pages of death. -Why not heart-beat functionality to properly close? -Why not have starting the app again properly close crashed one instead of finding config/apps/<scroll down to cbc app>/clear cache & force stop. -Non Laywer approved station connection causes crash. (In the US, for example, CBC won't stream to there.) -Switching from a wifi network to the phone network crashes it. -Why not grey out stations that are not valid for your geo-located IP instead of just crashing? -Barren real estate is the size of Canada...yet: -Play/Pause Icon is much too small. And near corner where my phat fingers have to fight the phone case. -Album cover much to small. Poke out your eye trying to make it out. -Play button does not indicate that it is trying to connect. Or anything until the stream starts. No connection being attempted etc. So press it again... -Volume indicator doesn't start at the preset level, but at zero. So you don't know it is actually running the phone is heating your pocket. (OK it is winter--a pass.) -Use of this app in a vehicle will KILL YOU due to crash/restart cycle.

Ann Malcolmson

horrible app CBC Music is great, but this is a horrible app - it looks horrible, it is hard to use, and is unreliable.

Megan Russell

Doesn't work Nexus - freezes and won't play streams. You're just left hanging. Thought an update would set it right

Duncan Lake

Do you a CBC ever try to run this app? Its a embarrassment . you should pull from the app store it until you have it working properly. The music channels are great but the app doesn't properly at all . Not usable.

Dan Buck

Disappointing Unreliable app. But I love the music. Especially The Signal (thank you Laurie Brown!). Please add ability to create a favorites category. Oh, and stability.

Dave Thompson

Works.. Needs Android Love... Seems to work, but the UI is very dated. This needs some attention from Android developers. Perhaps this is a direct port of an iOS version?

Kathy Feehan

I love CBC music, but, I removed the app because it wouldn't work. Just downloaded it again to see if it was updated and fixed.

Spencer Coyne

CBC you can do better I was optimistic that this app would work. It did for a while but like with most of CBC's android offerings it crashes. Why can't the CBC put some real effort into android apps you know like you do for IOS?

Sarah Burt

Unstable Love it when it works, but certain channels will immediately crash the app. Please fix this issue!! I tried reinstalling the app, but it doesn't seem to help.

Leah Ryan

CBC Music App Decent music selection! Like viewing CBC programs on computer, though, the player /options could definitely be improved and more user friendly. Can't skip songs, occasional glitches and stoppages that can be annoying.

Mel S

Love but buggy crashes Something is wrong with this app, when you stop music and leave the app, the status bar icon eventually comes back and can not be closed, and generates error messages, and cannot be reopened. I wish it worked because the content is great. Update, still doesn't work

A Google User

Half baked Could use a face lift and use the newer android API.

Ralph Glass

Volume too low This app works fine on my nexus 7, but the volume is so low that even when cranked it's not very loud. I mean really not loud. It's not my device. Could this be fixed?

Thomas Dawson

It's ok. Have to force close app to exit. Otherwise easy to use.

Gabriel Luciano

I was hoping they weren't true Im a Texan that appreciates CBC music because some of it is so good and some of it i would never hear anywhere else but..........this app wouldn't even let me choose a station. It crashes the moment you pick a good sounding station. Please fix

Ian Kellough-Pollock

Great content, app needs work No sleep timer? Really?

Keva Glynn

Get your act together Would love this ap if it didn't crash with every use.

christopher Tier

Mr. Christopher P. Tier The way this whole experience is is just great

michal s

love cbc radio 3 station, can't stand this app app keeps freezing and or crashing. even if that's ever sorted out, app is extremely basic. choose your station, see what's playing right now. that's it. would like to see what was played in the past, what's coming, rate songs, see artist info...

Cameron Bode

Love the tunes, hate the crashes Fabulous selection of many genres but the app frequently crashes when in the background. I'm sure if proper funding was available to the CBC the resources to fix would be there. Will grit my teeth in the meantime.

Matt G

Great music channels and good sound quality but app remains open even after you click the exit button in the notifications tray. Sometimes I have to use "force stop" because it hangs.

Duneti Ross

CBC Radio This app, has every type of music for anyone and everyone. You can listen to anything from Big Band, blues, jazz, classical, Baroque, New Age rock, and of course rock and roll. And it is a Delight to be able to listen to this kind of music anytime you want explanation mark.

Deryk Ball

I love CBC! It's not about the quality of the software design. It's about listening to CBC wherever, whenever.

Greg Murray

Enjoying It didn't get higher score as it is hard to turn off

Sky Sorenson

Unstable I love the streams when it works but the player crashes frequently and since the last update, has completely stopped working. Update: same issues exist. Seriously, fix the app!


Crashes too often Great content. But frustrating to use.

Rob R

Constantly crashes I like the app but it always stops playing and crashes, making it too annoying to use. Also, it doesn't close down properly.

Joe Sobkowich

Decent Open the app, pick your station, you're on your way. Good quality too, which is my main complaint about Last FM and the like. Watch your data though. Or, if you're like me, put your device on WiFi and dock it anyways.

Vilnis Krumins

The Perfect Free App This is what apps are.

Ryan Dickie

Love the radio, hate the crashing. Been buggy for years.

John Doucett

CBC music mobile The music I like to hear ,when I want to hear it

Paul Gallaway

5 Star Service, 3 Star App The service provided is great. Compared to the website the app is missing a lot of features. I shouldn't even need to ask for Chromecast support on an app like this.

Stuart B

Freeze all the time. Like some premade crap app.

Dave Dillon

Fix the fact it can't be closed and sometimes freezes my phone while streaming music nut the battery dies and I would live the app. Great songs cant wait to see an update.

George Haeh

Last update will not work on Bluetooth Suddenly it says check your Internet connection when on Bluetooth. Before the last update it would connect to the Internet via Bluetooth. When on the road, I tether to my phone

Aaron Brown

Would be good but it doesn't shut down.

Bao Tran

Fine but issue It's ,okay but one thing is make me mad that it push me out to home it was white an after that is black an push me back home please fix it push me back home.

George Daly

Needs Chromecast Support There's hope, but this APP and service are of no value to me. I want to listen to Canadian artists on my home audio HiFi system using GOOGLE Chromecast. I will award 4 STARS if CBC adds Chromecast audio support and 5 STARS with both Chromecast Video + Audio. Come on CBC. Take that next step. Don't be afraid of success. Using Android 5.1

Peter Donnelly

It's impossible to rate this app without also rating the the CBC Music streaming service, which is in flux right now. For one thing, they no longer support direct tuning via streaming URLs, essentially disabling AV receivers and apps like XiiaLive that support that useful function. This app is a stopgap until things get sorted out.

Ernest Cowan

I frequently get a message to tell me that CBC music has stopped. But I never started it.

Matthew Roach

Poor update Removed two key features for me ... landscape support (your screenshots tell a different story) and notification area control (pause/play, exit). Also there seems to be major neglect with this app compared to the Apple Store counterpart and all the other CBC apps being released. There is a ton of potential in this app.. I would rate 3-4 stars previous to this most recent update. The Apple Store app would get more simply from a presentation point of view. I use this app a lot.

Tonya Randy dos Santos

Finally! I kept this app on my phone for years hoping an eventual update would fix the bugs. It kept crashing! That day has come!!! :)

Darren Devlin

Disapointing and not what I expected. I downloaded the app and was disapointed to find that the streams provided do not always work. I tried the stream for The Signal, Deep Roots, and a few others and got no playback. Overall a disapointing app.

Victor Wong

Thank you for the update Classical streaming works on Samsang S2 tablet now.

Chuck Berry

Absolutely nothing Works! I couldn't get a single station to tune in. The definition of useless. No support for Chromecast devices if you were wondering.

ryan allderman

Only a few streams work Would be good if it actually worked.

Joel Skrepnek

The ads work but little else

Goran Kalaba

Almost always crashing

Philip Breau

Removed all the regional Radio 2 streams and replaced them with 2 'international' stations? Really? Was that necessary? Guess I'll won't be using this app any more.

Rachel Griesmer-Zakhar

Love it I was missing radio 2 when I moved away from Windsor and now I can listen along wherever I am! Truly is the best mix of up and coming, classic and avant garde alternative music out there. Thanks!

Ryan Argente

Just too bad... Easily one of the worst made apps ever. It is constantly crashing and when it does work you can't close it. If it wasn't for the music it would be useless, so this morning all but three streams disappeared.

KAT er I

Does not run properly. The music on app is very good! Unfortunately it runs terribly on my Galaxy S5. 90% of the time it will not load properly and I cannot shut it down or get it to do anything unless I go into the app data and force it to stop. If it does open it will shut down abruptly or freeze when I try to select different channels. I put up with it because I love CBC Music. Honestly worst app on my phone.

Chris Gunter

Can't close it. Every year I reinstall this app for the great Christmas mix and then end up uninstalling it because i can't figure out how to close it.

Ian Ferguson

My version of the CBC music app has no selections for most genres. A week ago it had lots of great options.

Jeff Bailey

Crash Crashes when trying to play a stream, nexus 5x. Also looks like no Chromecast support.

Joseph Cuccaro

Nothing here. .. For some reason the app shows zero streams for all genres.

Ray Olson

Doesn't work with Android 5 I am unable to play most streams with a Galaxy S2. Very disappointing

Ivan MacKenzie

Crashes and drops streams regularly on Galaxy Tab 10.1 2014 Edition. Very disappointing.

Denis Heraud

Terribly designed app A shell of an app that seems to have been thrown together in about half a day by an overworked programmer. Wish this app was either as good as the website (though it still uses Flash) or at least as good as the CBC Radio app.

Gavin Foster

Can't cast I'd love if there was a Chromecast button on this app for android users.

Maxz Michael

CBC Music An absolutely terrible app. The apps banner is on my lock screen all hours of the day and the app is always running. As well, when using the app it will constantly crash ALL the time and has to be reloaded. I use the CBC Radio app daily and it is a very well functioning app that looks like it is a lot better quality of app when navigating through it. This app need ALOT of bug fixes and I hope that the creators will fix that in the next version of this app as I do enjoy the music on it and the idea of it.

Katy Biebs

Great when it works ...but most of the time it won't load properly or freezes and then you have to force close but the icon gets stuck on and you have to uninstall the app to remove it. Such a disappointment because it work ok for a while and was fantastic. I guess if it works for you great, the basis for this app is excellent but it needs some work.


Broken. Easily the most broken app I've used. Crashes constantly, and when it doesn't. It wont connect to a stream.

Ian Jackson

Great website, horrible app The content on the website and even mobile is great, but this app is outdated with a terrible ui, and worst of all won't close. The Cbc music has a ton of great content, give us an app that compliments it.

Hannah Wilkinson

It's an okay app, but it doesn't have a radio 2 station from Saskatchewan. It also crashes multiple times if I don't close everything in the app in the correct order. Super annoying. I don't have time to sit around ensuring that a music app closes without crashing.


Terrible What a horrible app. David Chappel from about ten comments below had it all right. And all the bugs would be easily ignorable if the lock screen banner and notification icon weren't a permanent fixture, a neverending glowing beacon as a reminder of the monumental failure of this asinine app! Tried it once, deleted it immediately.

Peter Donnelly

Great streams, mediocre app CBC Music furnishes some superb channels (many — or all? — available only within Canada), but unfortunately no longer supports direct tuning via streaming URLs, so this bare-bones app is the only listening option on Android. Screen rotation is not supported, and there's no way to save favourites. Bring back public URLs so I can listen on XiiaLive or stream directly to my network receiver!

Glen Harron

Wonderful Music But Thank you CBC for this App. The music selection is great. But the App keep crashing. "CBC Radio has stopped working". The App will only run for about 20 minutes on average. Sometimes I might get an hour. You've put good money into the music, now it's time to direct some funds to the App

Fridge Magnet

This music service is awesome ! I love the new wave channel it brings back a lot of fun memories. Tax payers money put to good use. Keep up the great work CBC Music.

Ian Rogers

Great music selection but I keep getting notifications that unfortunately the CBC Music app has stopped... when I didn't start it. It keeps starting by itself. I'm pretty sure it's constantly searching for a connection so is using up my battery and may even be running in the background using up my data for all I know since I keep getting notifications that it has stopped. There is no way to adjust the connectivity in settings,


So good It is so good

Peter Donnelly

Great streams, mediocre app CBC Music furnishes some superb channels (many — or all? — available only within Canada), but unfortunately no longer supports direct tuning via streaming URLs, so this bare-bones app is the only listening option on Android. Screen rotation is not supported, and there's no way to save favourites. Bring back public URLs so I can listen on XiiaLive or stream directly to my network receiver! Edit: Minus a ☆ for waking me up at 2 am by randomly turning itself on.


Dead space When the app works it's great. I can use other apps simultaneously, it comes back on after a phone call, etc. However, it also gets stuck in dead space where the player page is blank and the navigation arrow doesn't take you anywhere. For this reason I have to uninstall and reinstall this app more frequently than I would like. I wish it would just work because all of the features are practical and work when the app is working.

Nicole A

Good music streams, but when done with the app it keeps running in the background until I turn the tablet off. Also get notices that the app is not running when I'm not even using it.

Nick Bourque

No Audio When I open stream I cannot hear the audio. It tells me the current track but it doesn't seem to actually be playing on my device.

Calin Medianu

No Chromecast support This app should have chromecast support, not very useful to me otherwise

Michael Boyle

Stops after 3 or 4 songs No idea why...

Brett Amey

Looks like it was made for iOS version one, and never updated since then.

Dorota Grabowski

The app crashes a lot

David Keith Alder

Lousy application I find after settling~in listen to my favorite music, which I must admit there are lots of genres to choose from, however after 20 minutes of fun I have to dissolve the app. and reload it again, and again, and again. The app. just quits functioning, 20 minute minutes is all I get through. This just is not worth the effort or aggravation.

Peter Donnelly

Improving The update fixes the most egregious bugs, but I still hate the use of the home screen to display cloying photos that have to be swiped away every time you want to select a music stream — which itself involves way too much swiping through a game of hide-and-seek. Why not just give us a list up front, or at least a favourites panel? The hand of graphic designers with no understanding of usability lies heavily on this app as well as on the new website.

Michael Ehling

Beautiful app now made easy After a quick and smart 'point' release to address some navigation flaws, this iteration of the CBC Music app is a joy. It's pretty to look at and quick to use. Thanks!

Jason Roberts

Getting better.... Can't wait for Chromecast support!

Randy Beradino

Definitely a huge improvement in this update! Good job!

Jonathan Cohen

The music is wonderful ... but the app keeps crashing. This is enormously frustrating.

Denis Heraud

Terribly designed app Wow, what a difference this new version makes!! Congrats to the developers for putting together a simple yet functional app that, as opposed to the previous version, is modern and a pleasure to use. Thank you!

Emerald Church

The most recent update to the app is great and it seems to work better than ever, the only thing I'm disappointed in is that it doesn't seem to have the option to pick your time zone. It would be really cool if they added a feature to use this app as an alarm clock so I could wake up to my favourite morning show!

Scott L

Wtf did you do to my favorite app?!?!? USED TO BE AWESOME app now I wake up and it is completely reconfigured. Can't find my timezone for programs. Total mess of a site now. Used to be simple and awesome now it's a mess. Booooo-URNS

Stephen Froese

Great if you live in Ontario Automatically goes to Eastern Standard time. People live in other parts of Canada too

Jacquie Betty

Regional streams are too buried and difficult to find, but otherwise the app is pretty good. I had previously reviewed it as 'disappointed' with only 2 stars, but a developer responded to my review almost immediately, and helpfully pointed me in the right direction to find my regional stream. Major improvement: the new app doesn't cut out every few minutes like the old one.

Gabriele DG

Downgrade from previous version Why did you remove timezone function? I used to tune in late to The Signal and still catch the whole show. Yes, you made the App pretty, but we don't need it to be pretty; we need it functional. Seeing Laurie Brown's photo does not help the listening experience. CBC please don't answer this by thanking me for my patience. Please fix it or reach out to me so I can direct you to some talented tech people...

Craig Rooney

Only works in Canada now? Way to disappoint long time listeners!

Peter Kozel

Almost Finished I'd give your app 5 stars if it could be used on an Android tablet horizontal as all my cases are designed to be used in said position. Nice though.

Melissa Schwartz

App keeps crashing Love the stations/streams available, but the app keeps crashing. Maybe they'll fix it?

Jess Bechard

Awful redesign The redesign looks great but is horribly non-functional. Have you heard of beta testing? It is almost impossible to find a station.

Harvey Koffman

Still no Chromecast support.... C'mon CBC! It used to be pretty straightforward to find channels, and they are still there if you look, but the screen size pic of a CBC star is nice.....

Dan K

Only in Canada You abandoned your U.S. audience. I spent so many wonderful years discovering new bands on CBC3. It is a shame those bands will no longer get international exposure.

Kathleen Gould

Time zone option needed That was one of the best things about the last app. Some of the streams are also not working for me.

A Google User

Outstanding Now the app is as beautiful as the music it plays. Well done CBC. Now all it needs is chrome cast support.


Only in Ca.... WTHeck, eh?

Ken Paulson

Doesn't appear to play in the background on Android, which makes it fairly useless.

Geoff Radons

Anyone there work in IT? So I installed it and no streams will play. Had one jazz stream eventually start but stopped every 10 sec to buffer. Your streams haven't worked at all on my laptop at home. What a joke!

Travis Wall

Love the new design!

Colin Smith

Only works sporadically When the app works it is OK, but it often does not connect. Now it keeps telling me that it only works in Canada, Ottawa isn't in Canada ?

Marco D. Godbout

Amazing content but Casting is sadly absent I was really hoping to be able to use the cast function with the Google audio Chromecast but sadly this feature is absent.

Sherman Lai

Music vs Radio How is it that CBC Radio is so much better than CBC Music? Most antiquated UI I've ever seen. The graphics and animations are sloppy, even the pop up ad links are broken. The copyright date in the info section says 2012... Streams are okay though

Lisa-Marie Glive

Keeps crashing Please fix this issue. The stations are great, but the app will randomly stop streaming, which gets very annoying. I I sleep listening to Classical Serenity, so it's a pain when the music keeps stopping.

Peter Donnelly

The hand of graphic designers with no understanding of usability lies heavily on this app. We're greeted by a fullscreen portrait of an anonymous personality and then made to play a game of swiping and searching to find a channel, without so much as a favourites list. Meanwhile the fine CBC streams have been made unobtainable by any other means.

Warren Faller

Glitchy Very nice design and after update is stable again... thank you.

Mitch Glick

Crash After update, app does not work. Crashes constantly. Come CBC you can do better than this.

Sailing Pelagia

VERY BUGGY! Keeps cutting out Sonica and Radio 3 used to be great on TuneIn. Now CBC has made them unavailable to "outside" apps such as TuneIn, and one must use this "CBC Music" app. But it is very annoying it is so buggy. Keeps cutting out. And how about providing a "favourites" as well as remembering "last played"! Too bad CBC can't seem to get decent app developers.

Bob Knister

Unfortunate This app constantly disconnects from your selected stream, has a buggy and functionally limited interface (no horizontal display for example). A real bummer. Why the need for an in house app anyway? CBC makes a mistake here. Disallowing access to streams by tried and true apps such as TuneIn, iTunes etc. and replacing it with a needlessly flashy, heavy, unfinished and out of focus product. CBC music content is fantastic, it deserves much better and more diverse delivery options, not less.

Chris Yoshi

Personal security invasion This app demands access to phone identity and call usage logs. Why in the world would a music app need to have access to one's received and outgoing phone calls?

David Olson

Much improved! But needs obvious way to shut down app.... it keeps running in background as a service?! A 160 MB background service!? Why does this app need to run as a service??. Samsung S5.

Remy Druker

Buggy The app never works properly, need to restart several times to get streams to work. Very disappointing

Ian Jackson

Getting better The app and website has received a serious face-lift, but it doing so destroyed the best part of the site, the community of dedicated music fans that would follow along with the story. Along with the lack of Chromecast support, the app is just okay.

Rick Daly

CBC music Opaque crap, the IT Dept still uses rotary phones!!


Almost Keep at it developers. Getting better every time but still needs work. Make finding channels easier please. Allow customization settings. Remember my favourites.

WOW So this is the END of cbc radio in my house. you have a lot of nerve to spend tax payers money this way. GOOD BY

Lou Ann McSherry

CBC MUSIC Going to watch Tragically Hip oh yeah babysitting my grandson going to watch on my phone.

Christie Bocking

Won't close Please add a "quit" function. It takes forever to get it to close. I love everything CBC except for that.

P Pike

No chromecast Can't chromecastwith this app makes it disappointing

Colin Moore

Loving it so far! Terrific content! Convenient interface. May never need to go back to Tunein.


Cbc Music CBC Music is so awesome!! Great playlists I just hope the make user accounts again!

Janice LeBlond

Where are CBC genres? What Happened to CBC Streaming genres?

Tony S

Much Improved Looks better, works better. Still some glitches, but nothing really serious. About 50% of the time it force closes the first time I start it, but it starts correctly the next attempt. Also album art is often incorrect, and other meta data is often wrong. But the music plays well. I always want to l listen to a particular channel which is buried deep in the selections so having favorites or starting in the channel you last listened to would be good.

Robert Leonardo

Feels like a beta Functions but misses the mark in many ways. Hope it is a work in progress.

Tom Dell

New cbc music app Bring back the original. It's way better. By the way I live deep in Canada and the "new" won't play because for legal reasons it's only available in Canada. What's up with that?

John Dekker

I'm in Canada The app is apologizing for not working outside of Canada. I'm at 41st and Granville in Vancouver. Kind of funny depending how you see things here.

Carly Sugden

Wonderful navigation Improved on this app. The developers need a pay raise on this :) the music is on par with sound quality also.

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