This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
NPR One is a whole new way to listen to stories, shows, and podcasts from NPR and your local public radio station.
It’s public radio made personal.
"By connecting to audio content from other suppliers, including podcasts and locally sourced news programs, NPR One is now a one-stop shop for all sorts of fascinating audio."- NYTimes
"NPR One makes the listening experience smarter and more engaging, and plenty of people will want to tune in." - Re/code
*A handcrafted experience.*
NPR One starts with the latest headlines then moves to a flow of stories that matter - narratives that increase your understanding, create connections, enrich your life and enliven your mind. All thoughtfully curated by hand, every day.
*Always learning from you.*
Just pop in your ear buds, tap your phone and NPR One starts flowing. And NPR One gets to know you. Skip what you don't want, or tap the lightbulb to say a story is interesting. We'll turn NPR One into your own personal radio station.
*Personal, not prescriptive.*
Though your stream is personalized to deliver the stories you want, you’ll still hear the top news of the day and the stories you had no idea would captivate you.
Even with the breadth of public radio at your fingertips, you won’t lose touch at home. Local news and podcast episodes are woven seamlessly into your listening experience. Local stories, locally reported, are delivered daily. Community is everything.
° A personalized stream of NPR and local station news and stories
° Skip, rewind, pause and share
° Swipe over to Explore to find stories and podcasts recommended for you
° Dive into your local newscast, stories and podcasts by tapping on your Home station logo
° International, national, regional and local content
° A simple, intuitive interface
° Sleep timer with five presets
It’s simple. It’s intuitive. It’s there for you. (Wherever ‘there’ is.)
As fast as the world is changing the way it listens to public radio, NPR One is changing the way we deliver it. NPR is here to deliver the public radio experience wherever you are. Whenever you can connect.
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What's New in Version 1.8.5
Thanks to everyone's feedback we're continuing to make improvements to the battery performance in this latest version of NPR One.
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Problems with playing stories
This is one of my most used apps. I listen to it in the background and usually fall asleep to it every night.
Lately I’ve been experiencing issues with playing stories upon launch. When I open the app, I am greeted with nothing but a loading screen. When I go to explore and select a story, once it finishes, it either tries to play the story again or goes back to another loading scene. It does not allow me to skip to the next story or anything.
This usually happens through the day. At night when I’m going to sleep with the app, I rarely have this issue. I have restarted my phone and even deleted and reinstalled the app. I’m not sure what’s causing this bug, but it’s annoying when I want to listen to NPR or some podcasts and it doesn’t let me.
Pretty, but that’s it
Used it a few more days. This app is not built for podcasts. Removed another star. I really don’t understand how they can market it in their radio ads for that purpose.
Used the app for two days now and enabled notifications for several daily podcasts. I haven’t seen a single notification go by, so that’s pretty useless.
When one pauses a podcast and comes back later, there’s no ‘now playing’ feature as in the old app. I finally found the show I had been listening to, but the playhead was at a different position. Defaulting to the local radio station isn’t what users are expecting when they have been listening to something else before leaving (but not terminating) the app.
Overall, pretty to look at and the audio-head scrubber is well done, but the developers need to get the basics ironed out before getting fancy.
Speaking of basics, why can’t I bookmark a station anymore? Who thought it’d be a good idea to place the ‘Listen Later’ bookmark list at the bottom of the ‘Explore’ tab? Brainless. That list needs to be on the home screen AND in the side bar. I bet the developers never used the app.
Horrible battery use.
The concept of the app is excellent - instead of merely tuning into your station (which is an option!) and listening to whatever they happen to have on the air, NPR One curates a neverending sequence of stories you may be interested in. If you like it, you can press "Interesting"; otherwise, you can skip it.
This is definitely my favorite way to consume NPR content.
The issue is that this thing blows through battery like you wouldn't believe - it often consumes 1% a minute and leaves my phone hot even when the screen is off and I'm occupied with other tasks. NPR: your developers *need* to get their act together and figure out what's obliterating the battery.
UPDATE: despite an update that allegedly improved battery use, this app blows through battery beyond anything I've ever seen.
Additionally, it doesn't seem to learn from my skips: sometimes I need to skip through five stories about the same subject in a row. It's absurd.