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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.

HIGHLIGHTS:

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

2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Already miss the Old App

VoiceOver user.

I should have known better than to go with the new NPR app that replaced NPR News. There was so much to love about it. Although I do Support my local NPR Station, I also like to browse, including locally produced programs from other parts of the country, which are not carried by my local station. That was easy to do in the old app. I simply brought up the station, and chose an on-demand program. These shows were displayed alongside the live streams. In addition , I could create a Favorites list, and even add items to a playlist for later use. In the new version, all of these features are gone. Now, the only way to get on-demand material from other stations seems to involve changing one’s favorite station; and, even if you do that, you then have to go to a separate On-Demand tab to get such material, and there are fewer choices of podcasts and topics. For instance, on the old app, I could go to WUNC (not my local station), and listen to podcasts from The People’s Pharmacy. Now, even by making that station my favorite, I found very few choices—and The People’s Pharmacy wasn’t one of them. Then, I had to reset my favorite station; then, to get back to where I was (if it wasn’t my local station), I had to go to Recently Streamed, and _hope to find it there. I hope I will grow to like the new app better, but don’t count on it. The reason I even gave it 4 stars is that I’m a huge fan of NPR.

Bring the NPR News app back, please

Ryan9157384

The new NPR app seems designed like the NPR One app, which is really unfortunate. On the old NPR News app, I could create my own playlists, listening to these three stories but not that one. That functionality has all been removed from the new (and certainly not improved) NPR app. Sometimes I might want to listen to most of one day’s All Things Considered program, but would (for example) delete the sports stories because I just don’t care about them. With the change to this new NPR app, it’s not possible to curate my own NPR playlist. It’s frustrating that NPR’s “digital” department thinks that this is what their listeners want.

The new NPR app is much less listener-friendly and makes it more difficult to seek out new/interesting content. It is still easy to find Morning Edition or All Things Considered—but it is very difficult to find the off-the-wall and obscure programs produced by smaller NPR member stations across the country. The old NPR News app was great for that.

Ugh. I gave up on using NPR One years ago because I didn’t like how that program “decided” for me what it thought I would want to listen to. I was an active user of the NPR News app for years and years. I used the Playlist feature on a daily basis. It was a very frustrating morning to be forced into using this new NPR app that has taken away much of the functionality of the old NPR News app. Please bring the old NPR News app back!

Disappointed and sad

Gman$@;(

The new app just seems to remove functionality and features, and puts a new skin on it.

The playlist feature is gone, no longer can I cue up a playlist I selected, instead I have to watch complete broadcasts and awkwardly skip stories I don’t want to listen to, or I’ll have to individually, every five minutes, select a new segment. I listen to podcasts in the car, so now I have to choose between being unsafe when I drive, stopping frequently, or listening to a bunch of content I’m not interested in. This makes me so sad, npr in the car is the only time I really get to be alone and relax.

It’s also harder to even get to the old sections like all things considered or morning edition. More clicks, more confusing interface, please at least bring back the playlist feature, or give us the option to use either the old or new app.

Information

Seller
NPR
Size
37.7 MB
Category
News
Compatibility
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2018 National Public Radio, Inc.
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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