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The free, *official* VOA Mobile Streamer application serves broadcast audio news in more than 40 different languages to your Android phones and iPhone. VOA (Voice of America) operates one of the world's largest international news media networks on TV, radio and digital properties with a total weekly audience of more than 200 million people in countries including Africa, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. VOA produces more than 2,100 radio and tv broadcast hours of content a week and this application showcases the best of those programs. To do this, VOA employs more than 1,100 full time staff and thousands of journalists around the world, focused on countries without a free or established press or free and open internet access.

Download VOA News app from the iTunes store

Download VOA News app from the Google Play store

VOA Mobile Streamer features:

  • Listen to hundreds of radio news programs on-demand in more than 40 different languages
  • Hear radio broadcasts streaming live in dozens of languages
  • Choose between listening to audio over your phone cellular connection or data connection to save money and bandwidth
  • Save download time and data costs with the Low-Bandwidth Mode in the settings
  • Share your favorite audio by e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social media services


These Java-based applications are built for very low-end or “feature” phones, especially the old Nokia phone that still have a stronghold in our African, Middle East and Asian markets. The apps are build using technology from BiNu, a popular caching and proxy service, that deliver content faster to very low tech and low bandwidth communities who often don’t have phones equipped with modern or fast-performing web browsers.

For example, Wikipedia is 10x faster on the Binu platform than their Wikipedia-optimized mobile website. The VOA feature phone app content is limited to text and photos but in these markets and with limited bandwidth that’s a great place to start.

Download VOA app for Java phones