KUTX streaming and app information

Digital Platforms

Thank you for checking out KUTX’s digital offerings. While we’d love to say we have everything for everyone, we presently can’t. We can say, though, that we consider our efforts a work-in-progress and hope we’re meeting your needs.


Obviously you found kutx.org. Most of our site is optimized to be responsive in its presentation regardless of the platform you’re using. On a regular old computer or laptop you’ll see everything and have full functionality of embedded performance videos and song playback, plus downloads where available.

Our site also plays well on tablets whether in portrait or landscape mode. On a tablet the homepage sliders or scrollers are swipe-able widgets of content. Depending on your device and view, you may see these rows as widgets of two or three. They can be swiped from right to left and will bring you more content as you do so. You can also scroll vertically to see more content.

Most mobile devices (cell phones, iPods, the latest-and-greatest whatever-you-have thingamabobber) will display a responsive view that is stacked. If you’re on the homepage you will have the horizontal swipes available, any of the content pages will scroll vertically. Just click on any of the pictures and the content and text of that post will present. At the base of the stack will be a load more button.

Regardless of the platform, all have a listen button or icon at the top where you can stream KUTX 24/7/365.


OK, well, just one KUTX-specific app right now and it’s for iPhones. Presently it does one thing, the main thing, it streams our live broadcast. And it’s a free app thanks to our community support. The Android version will be out the first quarter of 2014. You can find KUTX’s stream on the KUT Android app as well. (KUT 90.5 FM, our sister station, is Austin’s NPR Station.) The KUT app has all three of our streams–news, music and alt.latino. The next version of the KUTX app will also have all three.


Speaking of streaming, here’s the lowdown. KUTX has two stream types: an MP3 stream at 128kbps and an AAC+ stream at 48kbps; AAC+ is also known as HE-AACv2. The higher bitrate stream tends to be used by desktop players, the lower bitrate by mobile devices.

These streams are available to you on our website and apps (of course), on iTunes under Internet, on TuneIn’s platforms and on iHeartRadio’s platforms. Lots of listeners have Internet radios which will find our streams automagically. If you’re able to or inclined to program in your stream preference, here they are:

MP3: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kut/ppr/kut2.pls
AAC: http://kut2.streamguys.net/kut2.aac

In iTunes you will find KUTX under Music –> Internet –> College/University.

In iHeart you will find KUTX under Public Radio.

Thanks for listening to KUTX on whichever digital platform you prefer. Feel free to send along your suggestions or questions as well.