LiveATC Air Radio Positive Reviews
Great app - a couple suggestions to improveVery useful to find out firsthand what’s happening in preparation for travel. And with more and more gate to gate satellite-based inflight Wi-Fi you can follow your flight throughout.
That said - please consider the following:
1) Please list the frequencies a station is covering as per of the table cell when opening to select a feed (favorites, change channel, or directory). When listening to the feed there is a list. This doesn’t need the description- just a comma separated list of frequencies.
2) Would be great to have more than airport diagram linked, but also departure/arrival/approach plates.
3)This one is tougher and not sure it’s possible. But would love to be able to enter a flight number and find what channel the flight is on.
4) In the feed frequency page, it would be great to know if feeds are mixed, or if a stereo split then which feed is in which ear. This probably means a bigger change but it would be helpful.
Thanks for a great app and thanks to everyone who provides feeds to the system..Version: 2.1.1
Good app, could be betterIt just seems like this app does not have a lot of user-friendly support where you can make complaints on certain feeds for example I listen to the Oakland international airport feed and I am bombarded with ATS automated terminal service I believe constant information they used to have a separate Channel for the main tower that is off-line now and they do not give an exclamation why it’s off-line and enough information to users to find out if that particular feet can be replaced it’s like it’s there one day and gone the next and no reason is given no updates or anything like that on any of these scanner type police radio apps or airport apps that’s just not right and unfortunate to the developer can you please put in some more helpful support so users can get in contact with the feed providers and if they are not up to par find someone else who can do the main towers for Oakland international airport sorry I’m so picky about this but it just seems unnecessary to listen to the automated terminal information stuff when you want to listen to the main runway and tower and the seeds do not sound the same 1 feet is stronger than the other was two speakers thank you.Version: 2.2.1
Great for student pilots the aviation curious and old professionalsWhen I was learning to fly a struggle a bit with communications and talking on the radio, and my instructor point to me into this app which let you listen into pilots and controllers talking to each other at airports both small and big. I got to practice listening to read backs and then see whether I could catch all the information.
It's amazing to be able to pull up radio calls from airports all around the country and be able to listen to what radio comes sound like when the weathers good when the weathers bad on a busy day, during a major air show, and it's all as close as my phone..Version: 1.9.0
Love the app, why the criticism?It’s strange how many 1-star reviews criticize either the availability of a particular field or the quality of the reception. Do they realize the feeds are crowd sourced? One guy complained about paying $4 for the app. Well, this app is worth every penny of $4 for those interested in aviation like me. If you want a field added, then go buy a scanner and hook it up. If you’re dependent on this app for a critical operational function that is broken when the feed goes down, then you’re insane, buy a VHF radio. In the meantime, try to accomplish 5% of what this app does for $4 and I’ll applaud you cheapskates with both hands..Version: 2.1.1
Can be betterThis app is good! I was debating buying it because you can listen for free online but it is much easier and efficient on the app.
One thing I think would make it easy 5 stars is to add some sort of comment section/discussion board where listeners can chat about the things they hear, I feel like most listeners are ATC or studying ATC so a discussion board can be a good place to communicate..Version: 2.2.1
Like being in the left seat!This app is great as it is one of the few if not the only app that allows you to listen to live ATC throughout the country and the world. One feature I would like to see added is to allow the app user to input the frequency changes when tracking a specific flight as well as creating a log of those frequency changes and the option to save them so the user will have the most recent and updated frequencies if they have changed..Version: 2.1.1
Fantastic App!The premium version of this app is a fantastic deal. This app does everything a several hundred dollar aviation scanner can do, but does it without the effort. No programming frequencies, no making lists of channels from your local airport. It is all done for you and what makes this better than a scanner? Scanners only bring in local frequencies. I am in Miami Florida and if I tire of listening to my local airports, I can hear whats going on at JKF or DFW. Try doing that with a scanner!.Version: 2.3.0
The Gold Standard of Radio AppsI have used this app on three continents and dozens of airports. It does exactly what it should, without an unnecessarily cluttered interface. Stop looking, you've found your ATC monitoring app!
Oh, and for those complaining abut occasional outages, keep in mind that this app uses feeds that are provided and maintained by volunteers. Until you are willing to do the same, stop criticizing and consider some gratitude for those generous souls providing this great content..Version: 1.9.0
WowI've read some bad reviews, I guess you can't please everyone. This is my favorite app. I love this app
I spent most of my life in the USAF and love flying and to listen to the talk between the crew and the ground tower is amazing
I read a review that said this is time delayed 10 secs is this true even if it is I still keep listening. It sounds like this should be illegal
I never knew so many foreign pilots flying in to SFO barely speak English.Version: 1.9.0
Won’t stop playing in the backgroundWhen I’m done with the app on my iPad I swipe to close, yet the app will somehow turn on and connect to my headphones or car Bluetooth if my iPad signal is left on. This app for whatever reason just starts playing even though it isn’t loaded/opened. It’s quite annoying. Other than that the app works well though the radio are difficult to hear though that’s common in aviation anyway. Over all worth the money I just wish it only turned on when I told it to..Version: 2.2.1
One of my favorite apps, but I have a suggestionThis app is one of my favorite apps to listen to. It is so interesting to hear the ATC. My suggestion is to be able to choose which frequency to listen to individually. For example at KIAH, I tap KIAH Approach, but there is like 12 frequencies that it is monitoring, it would be nice to choose which of those 12 I can listen to. No big deal, but just a suggestion..Version: 2.2.1
Tremendous helpI purchased this app for my student pilot training because I was terrified of having to talk to ATC. After using this app, my fear vanished. In fact, I gained so much confidence by listening to "tower talk" that when it came time for my first cross country solo flight, I was extremely confident--and ended up having no jitters whatsoever when talking to tower. I highly, highly, highly recommended the LIVE ATC app!.Version: 1.9.0
B betterThe software seems to work but you can’t select a discrete frequency which means several frequencies are taking over each other. The frequencies are listed separately but they are for information only. Who knows, maybe there is some law restricting this feature but it would be very nice to have..Version: 2.0.2
Love it. Great app.Living in San Bruno hill over 3 decades and all runaways visible insights and watching planes land and takeoff was a real treat for a lifetime. As a ham radio operator since teens I have been a fascinated listening KSFO frequencies. This app is the closest you can get listening to the frequencies. Now that I'm close to retirement I've move up north and start listening to 3 airports in my area. KSMF,KMCC,KMHR..Version: 1.9.0
Great much-needed update!I thought this app was abondand two years ago but after the version 2.0 update, this brings a great new layout, more iOS-like look and feel, improved navigation, & optimization for iPhone X. Despite a small bug or two, this app is so much better than before..Version: 2.0
Fun for enthusiastsPaired with a flight-tracking app, this one makes listening in on far-flung reaches that much more enjoyable. If there is another update I'd love to see some kind of chat function, access to the interesting recordings on their website, and time of day included on each airport's listings..Version: 1.9.0
It could be better!!! But here are my problems1.stations are available one day and off the next. Not as reliable as I would want.
2.its not free, thus making me think that they would put in effort to try and keep stations that they already have! Not relying on (us) people to do the work for them and add the stations.
It's good but not great. But I still like it. They just need to put more work on it..Version: 1.9.0
Great app with great selection at good valueAs a new aviation enthusiast, I find myself listening to this app several hours each week while I work.
There's an amazing selection of frequencies to choose from and I don't understand the complaints from others regarding selection. It's unrealistic to expect all airports and frequencies but the major airports are covered here. Awesome selection.
I love choosing a random airport and then cycling through the different frequencies for ground, departure or approach.
Great app for a good price that's even more fun when used with a live radar app. I highly recommend this..Version: 1.9.0
Great appLove the access via nearby and other airports. I use it to help my ATC communication improve. One item of feedback. When I am on an airline flight and my flight is being handed off to another frequency it would be great to be able to search on frequency like you can on the web site..Version: 2.1
My top 3 appsI’m an aviation nut. This is my top 3 app easily along with the gold version of flight radar. Using those two together is very fun while plane spotting. Being a user of the website and app for years and I have very little to complain about..Version: 2.1.1
Pretty goodI use this app all the time. As a pilot I enjoy listening to ATC and pilots and follow them on a “radar app” as well. The app works well but I wish there was a way to input a frequency vs choosing from a list. Some of the sectors for Seattle Center aren’t available to listen to. Update??
Otherwise I think the app is the best of its kind..Version: 2.1
From a PilotI've been flying for years and I gotta say, this is the site/app that helped me learn communication with Air Traffic Control. Talking to ATC is like second nature to me because of this. Amazing app to have! However, see if you can get KSAN Clearance and ground on there for us? Keep up the great work!
- CF.Version: 1.9.0
Decent app - add archivesThis is a good app - but it doesn't have the past recordings (archives). I'm not sure why, this seems like it would be a very easy feature to include so we don't have to go to the website to listen to the archives. Also the receivers need to be located closer to the broadcasting sites to reduce static..Version: 1.9.0
Suggestion: Audio Archives?The website offers a way to access audio archives, which is very interesting. I wonder if that feature could be added to this app? Anyway, I come from a family of pilots and we love this app! Great job!.Version: 1.9.0
Good but...Great app but 2 issues. I could not get it to shut off on my iPhone 10 . I finally had to delete it completely . Also for ktvc, only ground and center frequencies are available. Most useful would be tower, esp so I can gauge activity before leaving home . Sound was great, clear . But, can’t keep adding and deleting app every time I want to use it..Version: 2.2.1
Awesome app!!Great app, I go down to SAN and watch the planes take off and land. Now I can listen to the traffic, makes the experience even better. The app works great and it has only lost connection once but it refreshed and fixed it self pretty quick.Version: 1.9.0
Must have App if you a P........I have had this since day one. Many many years ago. I am a private pilot and just like many of us I am an airport/airplane bum and love listening to ATC. If your a pilot or just a wannabe :) this is the only App you MUST have :)
N 124JG on final and clear for runway 9-er..Version: 1.9.0
Down AgainKIAH is Down Again. My previous review was 5 Stars but something happened recently & things continue to slide downhill with this APP. My chief complaint is that there NO EMAIL email to contact ANYONE. PLEASE get a contact email so I do not have to keep coming back here over Over and OVER AGAIN to complain that Stations are DOWN. By they way KSGR is totally Gone. WTH Man???.Version: 2.1.1
I had a long review that wouldn’t postJust know that I’m a brand new ATC operator and my boss uses it to listen in on the ATC facility when she’s not in. This app is pretty cool, feed is pretty spot on to what we hear in our headsets from the pilots, OI is easy to use. 8.5/10 would recommend.Version: 2.0.2
Works PerfectlyAs I’m writing this I am listening to a Southwest plane do a touch and go at Sac International. You can have other apps open while listening and it’s all live. Definitely worth the price. 5 Stars!.Version: 2.1.1
OkWhen I first got the app a little while ago it worked great and I had a lot of fun using it. Now however, it seems to have a major problem with connectivity and it seems like every airport I have tried is not connected or as the app puts it , a streaming error. I wonder if this is fixable..Version: 2.1.1
Great app ....butSo I got the app for a specific reason. Which was to monitor KLAX but it has not worked at all for that airport. It used to work great but for some reason it's always unavailable now. Can you guys please fix this..Version: 1.9.0
AmazingAn amazing app! It is very clear to hear the pilots and controllers (sometimes more difficult if you don't know what they are saying) but the quality and the amount of airports offered is fantastic!!!.Version: 1.9.0
Great app!I’d love to be able to listen in on more airports, such as those who don’t have atc. I know it might be hard, but as a student pilot who flies out of an uncontrolled airport, I’d like the chance to be able to hear more on the uncontrolled airport side..Version: 2.2.1
Bravo. like it. but it needs somethingI love it I’m a big plane fan and I love it just needs one thing automatically switch to the next channel. But other than that it’s a great app.Version: 2.1.1
Learning toolThis app has greatly helped me improve
My radio communications and made me get
Better grades in aviation school. I focus usually on my local region. Or I listen to other airports that I’m planning to fly into..Version: 2.1.1
Works greatI’m a student pilot and I was about to buy a radio transceiver to practice radio communication, but I’ve found this app that works great. You will not regret the purchase. Go for it.Version: 2.2.1
Opening UI Screen worseThis program functionality is still great. LiveATC remains the "go to" app for aviation buffs.
The The overall UI seems less polished then previous versions. Particularly noticeable is the opening screen, that is more crude then the more polished versions of the past..Version: 1.9.0
StreamingQuick Shut out to the programmers. Thanks for working on the streaming. That has always been something that has plagued me..Version: 2.0.2
Works but..As others had stated. One day after purchase of this app my local airport was removed... this can't possibly be planned. It still works for major airports though. Wish they didn't charge for something that doesn't fully do what it advertises..Version: 1.9.0
Thank you for making this app!As a rusty pilot I find this app so helpful and easy to listen to real time transmissions. This is the best and only solo way I have found to easily practice ATC comms. Many thanks!.Version: 2.1.1
Won’t shut offI didn’t use it very much. It worked fine. It would be a cool app except it won’t turn off - even if I close the app! The only way to turn it off was to delete it. I’ll try it again when they fix that bug..Version: 2.1.1
Lose frequency too oftenI'd recommend fixing frequency loss.
I wouldn't mind so much if it was a free app....but when I pay for it, it shouldn't drop like this.
When it's up, it's great to listen to, especially when watching the planes on Flight Aware (free app) at the same time!! Try it!.Version: 2.0.2
Functional and works as advertised!I love the app, been using it on multiple devices for the last months. Best one I've come across thus far..Version: 1.9.0
Excellent for student pilots or pilots working on InstrumentLove the new update!
I’m an active pilot working on my IFR rating, live ATC is a great way to listen to live ATC in a great variety of locations, it’s an excellent learning tool.
Highly recommend!.Version: 2.0
Local airport not availableI am upset that Hamilton airport is not available, but a much smaller (Burlington) is available. Any way of getting Hamilton added to the list?.Version: 2.2.1
Lock Screen Controls IssueWhile I can stop streaming from the Lock Screen controls, I cannot restart streaming from same. In order to do so, I have to go through the app..Version: 2.3.0
Very Good Buy!It's a great app, but ever since the update a lot of feeds were removed, including some I like to listen to..Version: 1.9.0
GreatNow this is an app that delivers what is says. Works great and easy to use..Version: 2.1.1
Great AppThis is a great app. A lot of channels to select from..Version: 2.1
Love this app!!!Awesome app! I love listening in to Airports around me. I wish that my local airport (Collingwood) was on the app..Version: 2.1
No archive accessI bought the application to listen to archive on my phone, but the app doesn’t offer this option, even if it is possible on their website..Version: 2.1
Very cool app!I'm using this app for over 2 years now.
Really good tool to get familiar with proper aviation radio-phraseology.
Works very well ...
Would like to have an apple watch app for it too.- Please !!.Version: 1.9.0
Amazing AppThis is an amazing app!!! I have never had a problem..Version: 1.9.0
Does what it saysDoes what it says listen to various ATC channels. Interface isn't the prettiest and buffering takes a while even on LTE.Version: 1.7.3
Great AppI took this to Las Vegas and had a hotel room overlooking the airport. It was interesting to hear the tower as I was overlooking the airfield. I really love this app as I'm a former pilot and miss the tower chatter!.Version: 1.8.5
Great appWas crashing in a recent update (due to Apple) but it been fixed rapidly. Nice job LiveATC!.Version: 1.8.5
Great AppTo start, I’m a private pilot. I use this LiveATC constantly on my computer to listen to my home base (CYQG) while I’m not at the airport. Just found out that there was an app, and I love how I can listen to this on my phone, and better yet in the background while doing other things on my phone. Great app!.Version: 1.8.2
AMAZING..... Possible feature on next update!?This app is amazing!! I live in Toronto but I listen to JFK tower/ground because they are funny. Lol the app is clear you can stay connected for x long and even listen to the stream in the background while you do other things on your device.
Something that would be awesome for a future update would be links to the archives within the app that you can listen to. Other than that amazing!! :).Version: 1.8.2
Overall it's okI broadcast two feeds on here. Overall, it's one of the best air traffic control feeds out there, compared to the other less advanced feeds. One of my two feeds doesn't always stay on after 7 minutes, but my other feed, I can leave it on for the whole day with no problems. It's perfect for on the go and at home. Sometimes it disconnects and reconnects, but that's just a minor inconvenience. I do recommend it for anyone else. The weather METARS take more than a half hour to update too..Version: 1.8.2
Excellent!Amazing and awesome app!.Version: 1.8.2
Great Aviation Enthusiast's AppThis is a great app for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. I tell all aspiring pilots to listen how the professional pilots communicate with ATC for a great learning experience!.Version: 1.8.1
WeridI have an iphone 4 and an iPad mini i can get cyeg on my iPad but not phone fix it.Version: 1.8.1
ATC AppAs a flight attendant it's a very cool app to have. I really enjoy it and have recommended it to all of my friends. It would be cool to see the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson (YWG) international airport on there though..Version: 1.8
Waiting for iPad versionsIt's pretty cool app as I am a student pilot and live 1mile from the airport. Also multiple streams would be cool for as our airport isn't very busy.Version: 1.7.3
AwwwI can't hear anything..Version: 1.7.3
Music to my earsI can't believe I only found out about this app. It is an essential app for the aviation enthusiast. As another reviewer mentioned, YYZ does indeed work perfectly!.Version: 1.7.3
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ExcellentRock solid product and really useful, especially if I don't have my scanner with me.
Worth the modest investment, and lasts longer than a small latte for same price!!.Version: 1.7.3
Great app!Great app. I am a student pilot and this app is very helpful to me..Version: 1.7.3
A1Fonctionne à merveille pour Montréal YUL.Version: 1.7.3
Nice appNice app.Version: 1.7.3
Awesome!I just really enjoy it!.Version: 1.7.3
YOW Not WorkingI loved the App used it twice then the Ottawa feed stopped working.Version: 1.7.3
AwesomeListened to ATC at YYZ clearning my commercial flight to take off. Cool..Version: 1.7.3
LovelyIf you are in North America a lot of frequencies are available, good app <3.Version: 1.7.3
Peter S.Excellent. Great for aircraft enthusiasts..Version: 1.7.3
GreatThe best I have found..Version: 1.7.3
5 starsBest atc app there is.Version: 1.7.3
5 stars!!As an aviation enthusiast and aspiring pilot, this app is addicting especially when spotting. Alpha+++.Version: 1.7.3
FantasticAs a student pilot I truly enjoy this app, especially since my local airport is now in the database. The majority of the feeds are clear and good quality, a great app all in all..Version: 1.7.3
Very coolI use it often especially when family or friends fly into town! Combined with FlightRadar24 Pro it's a great combo...Version: 1.7.3
Live ATCExcellent application for Aviation Enghusiasts..Version: 1.7.3
Awesome :)Awesome App for Aviation Fans, Pilots and wannabe pilots.Version: 1.7.3
Great app!The only thing missing is an iPad version. PLEASE MAKE ONE!.Version: 1.7.3
Live ATCExcellente application!.Version: 1.7.3
Works greatEasy to use and works very well!.Version: 1.7.3
Combo this app with FlightRadar24!!I'm so addicted to this app after combining it with FlightRadar24!!!.Version: 1.7.3
Great appLove it and use it almost everyday!.Version: 1.7.3
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