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***In the App Store Hall of Fame***

Experience NPR as a delightful magazine! The NPR iPad app presents our award-winning storytelling as a seamless mix of audio, text and images in a clean visual design. With a focus on News, Arts & Life, and Music, the app gives you content that’s broad, deep and timely.

It's NPR like you've never seen us before.


* Read
- Browse through dozens of Topic "tapes" organized under the main categories of News, Arts & Life, and Music.
- Read stories while listening to live stations or on demand audio.
- Download stories for offline reading.

* Listen
- Select from hundreds of NPR stories, and stations’ live and on-demand streams.
- Add favorite stories to your playlist.
- Persistent audio player includes one-tap access to your Playlist, Hourly Newscast, Programs and Stations.

* Stations
- Expanded Station Finder feature lets you find a station by location (GPS) or searching by call letters, zip code, city or state.
- Bookmark your favorite station streams and podcasts.

* Programs
- Our full-screen program guide provides information about each story and tells you where your favorite programs are playing live now.
- Listen to Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Fresh Air, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! and more – anytime, anywhere.
- Bookmark your favorite programs and topics.

***Praise for NPR for iPad***
2012 Webby Award, People's Voice Winner
2012 Communication Arts Interactive Annual Winner
2011 Wired Magazine / Gizmodo App Guide, Editor's Pick

"This is one of those iPad apps where the brilliance is almost invisible, because they just did things the right way. The navigation is intuitive, the design is clean..."
- Communication Arts juror

"This [app] presents public radio's current stories in scrollable rows of news, arts & life, and feels a lot like being immersed in a true multimedia magazine" – Consumer Reports


The NPR for iPad app supports iOS 7 and above.

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

What's New in Version 2.5.1

We've updated the NPR for iPad app to resolve many of your reported issues with app crashes and station streaming. Additionally, this update improves playback of programs, podcasts and local station streams to improve your listening experience. Thank you for supporting public radio.

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Customer Reviews

iPad version = bad, iPhone version = good

I don't like the iPad version at all. At this point I would rather read the news on a tiny iPhone version screen than navigate through the mess on a full sized iPad because the iPhone version is easier to use. Navigating articles is clunky on the iPad version. I don't understand why I can only see the "news", "arts & life", and "music" on the home screen, and that I have to navigate through a hard to use menu to see anything else besides these topics. I don't care about arts or music content. The iPhone version allows for scanning news briefs in any and all topics before committing to reading the full news article. The iPad version, however, requires you to preview full articles one at a time rather than offering a list of articles.

Also, the only settings "Links" that works are the ones that have you download other apps. The support links are all nonfunctional.

Liked it well enough Until

Liked this app and hit on it at least four times a day, but I'm mad at NPR and it must have cascaded to actual listening and the app. They cancelled Tell Me More...unceremoniously, as male-dominated powers -that -be always Just Cancel women. Tell Me More was an artfully done show---pithy, topical, interesting to a fault. Michelle Martin has a quick mind, her conversational style brings out the best in guests.
Washington market never had the show on a decent time, if they thought the show was lagging, they should have tried different times. Have we rethought the teeth aching news repeated for hours in the morning? Drop some of that, shorten Diane Rehm's show. Huge mistake NPR, this app can make you closer to people and You lamely blow it by dropping this great show. We've stuck by you for forty years, this is the thanks we get.

Not the most ideal for the High-Speed-Internet-Challenged.

I love NPR. I used to listen to it all the time. But since moving to a rural area, I have become one of the small percentage of people who cannot pick up an NPR station at home. That is why I turn to the NPR app in order to catch up on the latest news and hear about stories that interests me. There is one catch, however: I do not have the best and fastest internet. That seems to be a big problem with the app. If I want to listen to the news, I hit “play,” then hit “pause,” and then wait for a few minutes while the news loads. If I don’t do this, I have to deal with long gaps in the audio streaming.

Please, NPR, fix the app so that there could be lower-quality streaming of audio files for those of us who are high-speed Internet-Challenged.

NPR for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.5.1
  • Size: 13.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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