Listen to all of the VPR's online streams - Vermont Public Radio, VPR Classical, Jazz, Replay, The BBC and the Vermont Statehouse - using your computer's browser or any of your preferred streaming devices.
Listen Right Now In This Web Page
The fastest and easiest way to listen is with the player built right into VPR.net atop this browser page, the big gray bar with the play button. Click the down arrow on the audio player to select the stream you want. It's called the Persistent Player because the stream will keep playing as you navigate VPR.net or just leave it open in a browser tab.
For more stream options or if you prefer a "pop up" player in your browser, use the VPR Audio Player. This player includes low-bandwidth options (e.g. 24k MP3) as well as higher quality audio streams (e.g. AAC+ or Flash).
Apps For iOS & Android
Smart Speakers - Alexa & Google Home
One of the fastest and easiest way to listen to VPR is using voice commands with your "smart speaker."
Check out this VPR Blog post for information on how to use Alexa to listen to VPR streams, podcasts and news. We're still learning more about Google Home, but at this point the easiest way to listen is to say "OK Google, play VPR using iHeartRadio" and "OK Google, play VPR Classical using iHeartRadio."
These services are changing a lot. We'll keep this information updated, please share your feedback with us.
Apple Music And AppleTV
Use this link to listen to Vermont Public Radio in Apple Music and AppleTV. To listen in iTunes, use the links below.
iTunes and Windows Media
Use the playlist links below to open the streams using iTunes or Windows Media Player.
|iTunes (.pls)||Windows Media (.asx)|
|VPR||96k | 64k | 24k | 64k AAC+||96k | 64k | 24k|
|VPR Classical||128k | 64k | 24k | 64k AAC+||128k | 64k | 24k|
|VPR Jazz24||64k | 24k||64k | 24k|
|VPR Replay||64k | 24k||64k | 24k|
|BBC World Service||24k||24k|
Above streams are MP3 unless noted as AAC+.
URLs For Online Streams
Some devices and apps require the stream's direct MP3 web address, the URL, to connect to the live streams. The most popular format is the 64k MP3.
MP3 96k: vpr.streamguys.net/vpr96.mp3
MP3 64k: vpr.streamguys.net/vpr64.mp3
MP3 24k: vpr.streamguys.net/vpr24.mp3
AAC 64k: vpr.streamguys.net/vpr64.aac
MP3 128k: vprclassical.streamguys.net/vprclassical128.mp3
MP3 64k: vprclassical.streamguys.net/vprclassical64.mp3
MP3 24k: vprclassical.streamguys.net/vprclassical24.mp3
AAC 64k: vprclassical.streamguys.net/vprclassical64.aac
MP3 64k: vprjazz.streamguys.net/vprjazz64.mp3
MP3 24k: vprjazz.streamguys.net/vprjazz24.mp3
AAC 64k: vprjazz.streamguys.net/vprjazz64.aac
VPR Replay: My Place and All The Traditions
MP3 64k: vprmix.streamguys.net/vprmix64.mp3
MP3 24k: vprmix.streamguys.net/vprmix24.mp3
AAC 64k: vprmix.streamguys.net/vprmix64.aac
BBC MP3 24k: vprbbc.streamguys.net/vprbbc24.mp3
Vermont House MP3 24k: vprstate.streamguys.net/vprhouse24.mp3
Vermont Senate MP3 24k: vprstate.streamguys.net/vprsenate24.mp3
*The House and Senate streams from the Vermont Legislature are active only when they are in session and have the chamber microphone turned on. Visit the Vermont Legislature page for more.
Bandwidth Options For Dial-Up And Mobile Data Plans
To access the Low Bandwidth streams, use the URLs above or this the VPR Audio Player.
VPR offers our live streams in several different bit rates. Generally speaking, streams with higher bit rates produce better sound than streams with lower rates. This bit rate is measured in kilobits per second (kbps), abbreviated to "k." While higher bit rate streams sound better, they also require higher bandwidth internet connections.
Listeners with high-speed internet on a T1 network or cable broadband can usually listen to the higher bit rate streams, such as 64k, 96k and 128k. Listeners on DSL and satellite should start with the 64k stream options.
If you're listening on a mobile device, please be mindful that you are not on Wifi or an unlimited data plan you may incur charges for streaming services (any service, not just VPR). In this case, you should use the 24 kbps streams, available below and on the VPR Audio Player, to limit your data consumption.
If you have a dial-up connection you may be limited to the 24k streams - higher bandwidth streams might not work on dial-up connections.
Please note that bandwidth varies for each user and network and can vary depending on time and conditions. Try streams of different bit rates to find the best listening experience for your device and connection. If you experience poor performance with a stream that is usually reliable, try the lower option temporarily. If you have questions, contact us.
What Are MP3, AAC and Flash?
MP3 is the most common encoding for digital audio and is supported across the greatest number of browsers and devices. AAC+ is audio coding that delivers higher quality audio at lower bandwidth. Flash is a common internet software platform that we use to deliver the AAC+ streams on devices that don't natively support that format. AAC+ currently works in Safari and Chrome but not all other browsers, while Flash plays in most desktop browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) but not all mobile devices. But if you can listen to AAC or Flash - via the VPR Audio Player, your browser, or some other player - you may notice a richer sound at lower bit rates, especially with music.