Broadcasts from Steve Troughton-Smith has received a sharp update that brings a macOS Big Sur redesign, support for M1 Macs, a sleep timer, AirPlay picker, and more to the universal streaming radio app.

The Broadcasts app for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV launched last spring as a slick and simple way to listen to streaming radio. Now with version 2, Broadcasts for Mac has received a Big Sur UI overhaul and M1 Mac support along with other highly requested features like a sleep timer, AirPlay picker, sharp non-Retina rendering, and updates for the 10+ languages supported.

Other changes see Broadcasts continue playing even when the main window is closed and less-intrusive error alerts.

Broadcasts is a free download to try out with the included Irish Radio stations and a $4.99 in-app purchase to unlock the full app (on all your devices) and add your own stations.

Version 2.0 of Broadcasts full release notes:

  •  Introduces an updated look & feel across the app, designed for macOS 11
  • Sleep Timer — set playback to gradually fade out after 15, 30, 60 minutes
  • New AirPlay & audio output picker in the main toolbar
  • Pixel-accurate rendering on non-Retina displays
  • Support for both Apple Silicon and Intel-based Macs
  • Less-intrusive error display
  • Keeps playing when the main window is closed

Many thanks to the amazing folks contributing to the community translations for Broadcasts; if you’d like to improve Broadcasts support for your language, join in at

Following just after, version 2.0.1 brought the following:

  • Includes updates for included languages:
    • Catalan
    • German
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Hungarian
    • Italian
    • Norwegian Bokmål
    • Russian
    • Serbian
    • Swedish
  • Improves layout for editing panel Upgrade button in non-English languages
  • Upgrade menu item is now correctly hidden without having to relaunch the app after upgrading

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