Otto Radio - Podcasts and News


Description of App: 

"Can't miss app" -- Mashable
“Flipboard for audio news and podcasts” -- Fortune
CREATE a dedicated radio station about any topic you choose – Money Radio, NBA Radio, Science Radio – the only limit is your imagination.

TUNE IN to Radio YOU – a news and podcast station personalized to all of your interests.

BROWSE the largest collection of audio stories ever assembled.

ENJOY exclusive podcasts like “Tweeter-in-Chief” – a recap of President Trump’s tweets with unbiased context, and “90-Second Drill’ – a rundown of the sports stories behind the scores.

LISTEN to major stories and breaking news from more than 1,000 award-winning news sources such as ABC, CBS, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, The Guardian, Reuters, Mashable, CNBC, PBS, Huffington Post, Politico, USA Today, TechCrunch and more.

DISCOVER amazing new podcasts and listen to every episode from all your favorite podcasts including The Run Up, This American Life, Serial, Lore, Radiolab, Financial Times, Freakonomics, 99% Invisible, The Tim Ferriss Show, Criminal, and Sidedoor from more than 35,000 channels.

With Otto Radio, your interests determine what you hear – one person and one station at a time.


"Can't miss app" -- Mashable

“Best Audio Startup” – 2016 RAIN Awards

“Otto Radio acts almost as a Flipboard for podcasts – users enter their interests and their commute time and Otto creates a playlist.” -- FORTUNE

“Pandora for podcasts and news.” -- PRODUCTIVITY BYTES

“For the daily travelers who prefer news stories and podcasts Otto Radio can change the way these news lovers absorb their daily dose of information.” -- NEW YORK MINUTE MAG

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Accessibility Comments: 

the app is mostly accessible with voiceover. thanks to the new update, the app is now usable with VoiceOver. Nearly every button is clearly labeled and each element has some kind of hint (if you have turned hints on in the rotor).

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

Sometimes you'll find buttons twice. E.G: when you are on the home screen there are sometimes two "more actions" buttons after each other, they do the same thing.
The app also tends to lag a bit when you have voiceover enabled. I don't know if this only happens if VO is on.
You can customize the stations on this app by "liking" stories. you do this by tapping on a station. when the station is playing you can see the player. at the bottom of the screen should be a button called "playlist view". click on that. there is a "more actions" button after each story/episode. in there you find options such as "like2, "download" and other things.

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