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What's New in Version 1.6.6
Pandora It Ain't
This app is still very creaky. Without a way to indicate stories you don't want to hear, it will keep feeding you items that are not of interest. They seem to lack a refined way of determining why you like something. For instance, you might be interested in a story labelled "health" on allergies, but have no interest in the latest on the Zyka virus. But Zyka stories you will get. I have to skip at least 5 stories for every one I like. And now I can no longer skip because of some as yet undiagnosed bug, so the app is basically useless to me at the moment. The up side is that I've uncovered some interesting new podcasts. Verdict still out on this one.
Wanted to like it but don't
I'd been hearing so much about this app from my favorite podcasts. I downloaded it in the hopes that it would help save memory space on my phone by streaming the latest episodes of my podcasts instead of putting them on my phone. But it really doesn't seem to work very well at all. I never have the latest episode of a given podcast in my feed and it's really hard to get to the podcasts I want to listen to, which is the whole reason I downloaded the app. I did discover one new podcast which is awesome and totally made the download worth it, but at this point I'm going to delete npr one and go back to the podcast app.
NPR radio for the modern age
I've had this app a while and it's still one I use a lot. I like how each time I fire up the app it starts with the news summary. Then it goes into other great stories. Forget binge watching, now I'm binge listening! Although I do wish we could toggle off the long podcasts so they're not mixed in.
- Category: News
- Updated: Apr 27, 2016
- Version: 1.6.6
- Size: 14.8 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.