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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.
*A handcrafted experience.*
NPR One starts with the latest headlines then moves to a flow of stories that matter—stories 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.
Love to listen on the go? Get the most out of NPR One with Apple Watch. Skip, pause, and search at a glance without even touching your phone.
*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 is 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
Search for your favorite shows, programs and podcasts
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.
Here we go. It’s NPR One.
What's New in Version 1.6.7
This update improves the readability of the Listen view in NPR One by supporting the Larger Text accessibility feature on your phone. Any changes you have made to the text settings on your phone will now be reflected in the app when you look to read what story or podcast is currently playing. We will be improving the readability of other areas of NPR One such as Explore and your Profile view in upcoming app updates.
NPR One continues to evolve. Please join our Facebook or Google+ communities, or tweet to @NPRone with any feedback. Thanks for listening and for supporting public radio.
A Breakthrough App
I use NPR One every day - in the morning and in the evening. I used to carry around a little pocket radio with headphones so I could listen to my local NPR affiliate around the house without disturbing my housemates. NPR One is infinitely superior. It is like Pandora for NPR. I find myself consuming a much broader variety of programming than ever before - more than my local station offers, and much more than I could find through podcasting. I can skip anything I want, pause and come back to good programs. And I get a fabulous mix of short news stories and longer form programming - even from non-NPR producers, like Radiotopia and Gimlet media.
All that said - I have a couple of technical complaints. Periodically (I presume correlating to botched updates to the app), the app will perform poorly for several weeks at a time. For example, this week, the app keeps forgetting who I am and requiring me repeatedly to log back in. And for the first time, this week the app is bringing up the same stories over and over, even though I listened to them fully the first time. I'm expect these bugs will be resolved in the next release.
I've been using the app for two weeks. I wanted to get over the initial learning curve before I reviewed.
Forwarding to a certain spot works well (push on timeline and drag right)
Podcast selection is great
Need a 15 second fast forward
Need a 1.5x speed
Would like a subscribed search function to find topics I like regardless of show
Frustration using it while driving or running because the app needs to much attention e.g. When I search for "hung town". played the segment then the app just stopped playing after that and I was locked into the search list.
Will having "start playing when launch" set ON solve my problem of too much futzing to get started listening?
Don't know how to find a show when I want it. On iTunes music I find a Seattle station to listen to weekend Edition when I get up late. Not sure how to accomplish that in this app.
Interface needs work
I want to like this app, but it has ways to go. The interface is not intuitive, and I have yet to figure out how to bookmark or save a show I want to hear again later (or downloa9d for offline listening). If they overhaul the interface to add bookmarking / downloading of individual episodes of a show, that would be a big improvement.
- Category: News
- Updated: May 24, 2016
- Version: 1.6.7
- Size: 14.7 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Danish, French, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: NPR
- © 2016 NPR
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.