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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 3.9.3

Introducing the NPR Newscast Today Widget. Now you can get the hourly news update with a single tap! All you need to do is enable the NPR News widget in Notification Center.

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Customer Reviews

It's awesome! Just one suggestion

Like the title says, I think the app is great and gets me all of the news I need. The only suggestion I would make though is this: when I go to a program and want to listen to all of the stories for the day, I click add all to playlist, then have to delete the ones for the previous day. I wish there would be a select option, where I quickly tap the stories I want to listen to, click done, then I don't have to delete anything I've already listened to. It would be much easier than going into each individual story to add it to my playlist.

Steaming has become unstable for many stations

Have used app for years and travel regularly. However, recent versions has unstable streaming from many stations. Some stations often do not start the first time but must choose another station, start streaming, and then go back to original station (e.g., WAMU). Other stations fail to stream continuously and must be regularly restarted (e.g., KUOW). Still others stream perfectly (e.g., WBEZ, KQED). App is not always reliable.

Great NPR content, Worst Essential App I Use Every Day, Fixes needed

The NPR News App has great content but is the app has the most bugs of any app I use.

The new update makes the URL shortcut scheme not operable, it takes me to the App Store instead of straight to the app. Devs ease fix this issue.

It would be ideal if the app worked offline. I would also like an option to add all current day Morning Edition and All Things Considered segments to my playlist. Currently under the program it lists multiple days of segments. It's good to have multiple days but a save current day option would be great.

I use the app daily and it works but it's very buggy and could be a lot better.

It's a shame that such great audio content is accessible from an app that falls short from a technical standpoint.

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  • Free
  • Category: News
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  • Version: 3.9.3
  • Size: 9.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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