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One of Apple's Favorite "Great Free iPhone Apps"

The ultimate NPR experience for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Follow local and national news and listen to your favorite NPR stations wherever you are and whenever you want to.

With the NPR News iPhone app, NPR is always on.


- Listen to NPR’s hourly news updates
- Create a playlist of stories
- Hear public radio podcasts on demand

- Read stories while listening to live stations or on demand audio

- Bookmark your favorite stations
- Find stations by location (GPS) or zip code

- Our program guide tells you where your favorite programs are playing live now
- Listen to Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Planet Money, Fresh Air, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and more – anytime, anywhere

If you need support using the app, wish to report an issue or request a feature, we'd love to hear from you! Please email us at

What's New in Version 3.9.5

• Push Notifications - after a brief hiatus, we’ve brought back breaking news push notifications
• Lots of little bug and performance improvements

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Customer Reviews

FRUSTRATING in the extreme!

And if all of that weren't enough, I can't get the new version to upload at all. I tried updating, I tried deleting and reinstalling. Nada. ARGH!!!

Stars are for the idea of this app, not the terrible execution.

I use it every day. I also curse it every day. It randomly just stops streaming my playlist, full wifi connection notwithstanding. At least once a day, I have to quit, close the app and relaunch.

For some reason, they changed the app a few updates back so that the newest shows are added to the bottom of the playlist, not the top. Isn't it called NEWS?! Well, if you enjoy Npr, and keep a long playlist, have fun adding new items and try to listen to them first -- complete pain. And to pare down your playlist might take you the next week, since there is no batch delete.

I subscribe to two NPR stations. I understand having a shoestring budget. But I love NPR and want this app to be more user friendly. I'll pay, really, to have this thing do what I need it to do.

PLEASE go back to adding new shows to the top! Please add batch delete. And PLEASE make it more stable for long playlists!

Until then, I will keep swearing at it.


As a part of the younger generation I strongly recommend this app as a substitute for Facebook. Facebook has become the newspaper for us with endless scrolling of your local baby momma drama. I deactivated my Facebook after years of relying on social media to pass my time and went searching for a new window to the world. It's definitely made me a better more informed person. Not only does this give me new articles to read every day, you can connect and favorite different stations.


I don't know what they did with this new update, but I can't hardly use my app. If I switch to a different app so NPR can run in the background, it crashes. If I'm listening and the phone goes to sleep, as soon as a push a button to wake it up or see what story I'm listening to - it crashes. AND, when it crashes, it locks up the entire phone for 30 seconds to a min.
So now, when I'm in my car listening, if I want to pause the story, I can't because it will crash. If I don't like the story and I want to skip it, it crashes. PLEASE FIX THIS!

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  • Category: News
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  • Version: 3.9.5
  • Size: 15.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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