The best of NPR’s content in your pocket: read the latest breaking news, stream your local public radio stations, and hear your favorite NPR shows and podcasts. The NPR App is in your hands, wherever you go.

Tap into a world of stories with on-demand access to the best of NPR content—news, live radio streams, programs, and podcasts. Never miss a beat with hourly newscasts, breaking news alerts, and story feeds filtered by topic. With the NPR app, home feels close enough to touch. Stream your local station to hear the stories that matter in your community.


Get the latest stories from NPR delivered right to your phone.
Hear local and national newscasts and receive breaking news alerts.
Stream your local radio station from wherever you are.
Listen to America’s top conversations from NPR’s award-winning news programs, Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Enjoy on-demand access to your favorite podcasts, including NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and Planet Money.
You can now support the station in your community with a simple, easy tap to visit their donation page.

What's New

Version 4.0.3

Introducing the new NPR App, with many of the features you loved from the NPR News app, plus:

• Quickly catch up on the news with a completely redesigned reading experience
• Stay updated with breaking news alerts, now with photos and images that show you the story first-hand.
• Easy-to-tap option to stream live radio from your local station.
• Get the latest headlines with the national newscast, with hourly updates 24/7, front and center on the On-Demand tab.
• Listen to local newscasts from participating NPR stations.
• Easier, on-demand access to NPR podcasts, including local shows.
• Find stories on what you care about — from politics to music. Dive into your favorite stories clearly sorted by topic.
• Support for iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

I love NPR, but not this app

Prague Tourist

I use this app a lot, and listen to morning edition, all things considered, and the Saturday and Sunday shows. That said, the user interface is clunky, and could be significantly improved.

Moreover, after a period of usage, the app starts to crash, and sometimes even makes the phone reboot. After a short while of this, it becomes impossible to use, crashing immediately every time I try to open it. At that point, I have to delete the app and reinstall it.

I would love to give this app 5 stars. The content is great, but that app not.

Useful and glad to have it


I use this app all the time, haven't had any problems with it crashing. Not only does it give you access to the wide number of radio stations you want to listen to and articles to read from, it allows you to pick out certain NPR shows to specifically listen to.

Living in the UK I'm glad they have it, as a true Seattleite I don't miss NPR even when I'm abroad.

V 3.6.1 is faster


Well, the update has improved the speed, so that's very good news. Of course, as usual with the app it wasn't all smooth -- update would just crash, despite hard reset of phone. Had to delete and reinstall app -- lucky no app data to loose.

So, good app, recommended, but continue to push you on quality control and testing ...


37.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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