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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

Thank you, as always, for supporting public radio.

What's New in Version 3.9.14

We've fixed a few bugs that were causing occasional app crashes

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Customer Reviews

Good not great

Very solid app, with some definite gaps. Basic functionality is great. But there should be some way to replicate the experience of hearing a full in-context, properly sequenced news broadcast without having to hack it together manually. I go to newscast and listen to the 5 minute summary and then I go select the show, download to playlist and move the stories around into some logical order. Sometimes the download sequences the stories in more or less random order with follow-ups/related far from the lead-in story. It would be great if the app automatically preserved the order from the original show. Also it would be nice if the app allowed you to modify the stories you hear and their order based on your interests (politics, national, business but no sports, entertainment, etc.). Sometimes you only have 10-15 mins getting ready in the morning. You want to get right to the most important stuff without hunting around. BTW I've tried NPR One and really don't like it. It seems like a misguided effort to promote discoverability of new and less popular shows and segments rather than a way to get to your preferred content quickly and easily. Not helpful. Don't fight your users. They know what they want from the network.

Even if NPR didn't have the OR at the end, the quality of its news is superior to broadsheet news.

I was brought up listening to KCRW, the primary NPR station in Los Angeles… Though it is based in Santa Monica. My perception of news and entertainment was shaped by NPR and PRI like Pasadena's KPCC. Ever since radio stations were deregulated and it was no longer a mandatory requirement for all stations to report news, NPR consistently improve the quality of news it's quality of of affiliates it's entertainment value and best of all it doesn't have any commercials. From what I can tell I feel that NPRas a news organization is the lease by us. Even here in Los Angeles a predominately liberal city. NPR here always makes an attempt to view news from multiple angles and that is why I really do loveNPR is a radio station or NPR as written news which is still very good quality, even if it might be just transcriptions.

I still prefer (this) old NPR News app

Since at least early 2016 NPR & its many hundreds of affiliates have never mentioned the existence of this app, but instead they advocate for the app "NPR One". However, since I have been using NPR News in every way possible & at all hours of every day, I cannot imagine why I would want to change.
An example: sometimes I miss a show broadcast on my local WHYY radio station. In the app I just go to a station I have saved in its "Favorites" which is in a later time zone, so I can hear it "live" (in broadcast sequence of national & that region's local stories).
So with one tap on WBEZ or KUT or KCFR I not only hear ATC but also incidentally learn of its StateImpact's focus, local traffic and weather.
IOW, it doesn't narrowly channel me into just my own areas of interest! Keeps my mind challenged & active.

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  • Category: News
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  • Version: 3.9.14
  • Size: 43.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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