HearHere is now Autio. *** Apple App of the Day, Apps We Love, & New & Noteworthy *** Webby Award Winner for Best Travel App 2022 Ready to take travel to the next level? Autio has 9000+ location-based audio stories from coast-to-coast. Try your first 5 stories free - no strings attached - then choose a plan for 30 Days, 1 Year, or 3 Years. Ever curious about the deeper story behind that bronze historical marker you passed on the highway? Autio is an invitation to discover — a hands-free experience that delights, informs, & entertains by fostering a deeper connection with the people, places, & histories of the land you are traveling through. With rave reviews from Forbes, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times, Outside, TechCrunch, & more! FEATURES: NARRATED BY YOUR FAVORITE VOICES — Many of our stories are narrated by voices you know and love like Kevin Costner, Phil Jackson, John Lithgow, and more. DISCOVER INTERESTING STORIES — Autio notifies you when you’re in range of new stories you haven’t heard yet. ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW — New stories are released weekly, so no two trips are ever the same. NATIONWIDE COVERAGE — Unique stories from coast-to-coast. FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS — Audio stories keep your eyes off your phone and on your beautiful surroundings. HOW IT WORKS As you travel, Autio serves up stories based on your geographic location & interests. The audio vignettes, generally 2-3 minutes in length, tell the history around you, painting a multi-dimensional picture you’re unlikely to get from a history book or visitor's guide. Autio answers the questions we all ask as the odometer turns. ABOUT AUTIO Humans are moved by stories. Stories that make us laugh and cry. They move us to come together and do amazing things. Since the dawn of time, stories have been the way in which values and knowledge are passed from one generation to the next — each adding their wisdom and experience along the way. It’s time to connect with the sum of our experience, to enrich our lives with the stories of today, and to inspire the great storytellers yet to come.
I’m looking forward to hearing stories based on my current location as I drive around. Update: it still says that I have no saved stories and even though I tell it to update all the time, now both the iPhone CarPlay don’t show any stories!
I listened to five stories as a free trial. The copy could be lifted straight from a roadside plaque. The facts hang there suspended in motes of the driest prose illuminated by scintillating narration but still bloodless. In this age of ubiquitous brilliant podcasts I need better writing or a well-produced interview. Even Kevin Costner can’t make me care about these stories.
We are enjoying this and look forward to using it again but narrators or producers really need to make a quick call to the State Travel board or any state native and get their pronunciation correct. There were a dozen mispronounced names or words listening to the Utah state stories. Just a tiny bit of homework would have fixed that and the mispronounced words or names really distracted from the stories. And it made you doubt the correctness of the facts.
The stories are great and well put together, but the app is only as good as the cell signal. We like it though.
I got a new phone and I am trying to reset my password. I can reset it with the link they send to my email but can’t use the new password to log into my phone. Very frustrating.
My husband and I have loved the stories as we have traveled across the country. The sharing of alternate lifestyles and referencing us to the COVID websites is totally inappropriate for this type of platform. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WITH CHILDREN OR TEENS.
I am a nerd when it comes to history. I have always wanted to travel around the country and stop at every historical marker I came across. This app makes that a whole lot easier to do. While traveling to Missouri over the weekend, I learned a lot of history of various places along the way. Now I can’t wait to do some more traveling, or I may just sit at home and listen about places that interest me. If you are traveling anytime soon, I highly recommend getting this app.
Love, LOVE, the idea behind this app, but if it doesn’t notify me of the fact that there are stories to listen to, it’s nearly worthless. Yes, I have every notification on, every notification asked for allowed. I have deleted and reinstalled, multiple time, as recently as this morning, and for reasons beyond me, no notifications. Zero. Nada. None. When it works, and it used to, as I did get notifications regularly, it was great, but as of the latest update…. Frustrating and not worth the value it brings. NOTE: The notification reminding me to resume listening after 30 minutes…. Works every time. The notification to tell me when there’s something nearby worth listening to, nope!
Signed up for a year. This is the first app I have ever paid for and I am disappointed. Listened to several hundred stories over 3 weeks driving cross country and back. Don’t know exact count because I have had to delete and reinstall app several times and the count resets. The app is still freezing up and not working for me anymore. The premise is great and 80%+ of the stories and most of the narrators (I never heard any of the marquee narrators) were enjoyable. However, I do not like WF Strong, who narrates most of the Texas stories. It is obvious he is full of himself and some of his stories are personal musings and not related to history or interesting places at all, e.g. “quotes from my brother.” He also ends every story with “…some of them are true.” Isn’t the whole point of this app true stories of history and interesting facts? Additionally, I think the stories load to far in advance from their location. I found myself pausing the story and then starting it closer to its location on several occasions.
Like the short stories. Can stop and pickup quickly. Interesting stories beyond tourist stories. Just wish there was a cheaper monthly or a upgrade path If you want to buy the year or three years option after the first month. I was not sure how good it was going to be.