Vintage Radio Lite

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

The first Old Time Radio app in the App Store and now better than ever! With over 1,000 episodes from 100 different programs you’ll have hours of free entertainment; 404 hours to be precise. And with no annoying ads to distract you we guarantee the best possible Vintage Radio experience. “What’s the catch?” you may ask yourself. It’s simple; we hope you’ll enjoy the app so much that you’ll purchase the full version for $3.99 which includes hundreds more programs and about four times the number of episodes. Then, for those of you who must have more, we offer a low cost subscription to unlock the world of Vintage Radio™ where you’ll enjoy our catalog of 40,000 episodes in over 550 programs. However, if you find the lite version just right for you then use and enjoy as our gift. The full version also includes bonus features such as: offline storage and playback, playlists, a sleep timer and much more. Vintage Radio allows you to escape into the world of yesteryear and relive the best days of radio, featuring spectacular shows in the Crime-Detective, Drama, Science Fiction, Adventure and Comedy genres. Several times an Apple 'Staff Favorite' and with over 1,000 five star reviews, Vintage Radio Lite is the absolute best free Old Time Radio app available on any platform. Our users agree: - Real User Feedback - "Best app ever - This is hands down the best app in the whole store. There are so many classic radio gems here. If you want to flex the imagination muscles, so badly unused thanks to television, give this a go. You won't regret it." - Louden73, United Kingdom "This app is my favorite. The stories are great and it is easy to use. Would rate this a ten if I could!" - Bandia "With a huge choice of quality shows available, this app has to be one of my favourites and certainly among my most used! Well thought out, beautifully presented and with excellent sound quality, I recommend this app to anyone interested in vintage radio shows or who just wants a bit of charming escapism. Top marks!" - Major Seventh, United Kingdom "Clean. Clear. Stable. Beautiful. Simple. Easy. Fast. This is a model of how apps should be. I had been waiting for this application. I was overjoyed when I found it and even happier after using it. Now, it is even BETTER with all kinds of variety. Awesome!!!" - mkamoski "I agree with others, I don't know how you would improve on this app! It performs flawlessly! As a designer, this app is very pleasing! Attractive, and very well laid out.. well done!' - Generic1 ///////// With the Vintage Radio Lite application, you can listen to hand picked Vintage Radio Shows from the Golden Age of Radio . . . right on your iOS device... so get downloading! Enjoy the Shows!



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Accessibility Comments

This app is very accessible.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

This is a free version providing a small sample of the larger website at


3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Scott Davert 8 years 8 months ago



Submitted by Justin Ekis on Monday, January 16, 2012

I just wanted to clarify that this app isn't free, at least not when I checked the app store tonight. However, I will certainly be buying this one. It sounds like it is well worth the $1.99. I really enjoy these old radio programs. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. It is weird for a pay app to have "lite" in the title, which usually implies a free version of a more full-featured app. If there ever is a premium version, I will be all over that as well. I can never have too much of this stuff.

It is certainly worth the price if you like the old radio shows. The quality is great and I can't tell you how many hours I've used this. I love it myself. I'm not certain if this was Free at one time giving the name Lite but must agree with you this does confuse people. However, it is certainly lighter than the website which holds 10's of thousands of shows if you want to listen on a montlhy basis. So given this information this is the lighter version of the website which only show a fraction of what is on the website. I love that I can download the show and put this on the go without using any data to listen.

Submitted by Sheri w-j on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My family and I actually sat down together and played one of these through the dock for the iPhone. It was a cozy, wonderful, peaceful evening: both kids liked it: age 12 and 8!

Submitted by Richard P Merrill on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I had a chance to play with the app and must say it is a great option for listening to old time radio. I haven't visited the website I hope to do so very very soon. The application is priced perfectly and a must-have for any old time radio enthusiast.

Submitted by Phillip on Sunday, January 6, 2013

This ap is now free for a limited time.

Submitted by Scott Davert on Monday, January 7, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
The Lite version is free, which provides access to some shows, the full version is not free, and permits access to nearly 4000 shows. Apparently, there is also a subscription service which provides access to even more shows. So that's the difference between the lite version (the one in this iOS app directory entry), and the paid version. I'll update the app entry accordingly.

Submitted by Shanda on Friday, February 1, 2013

I am using an iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1, and version 1.3.1 of the full version of Vintage radio. Despite reading the entry on how to create playlists more than once, I stilL find that I am unable to do this successfully. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Saturday, July 11, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Vintage Radio Lite version 4.1 is now available:

What's New in Version 4.1

Fixed issue where all available shows were displayed under the Adventure genre.

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