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NPR One is the new audio app that connects you to a stream of public radio news and stories curated for you.
Great storytelling and rigorous reporting that informs, engages, inspires and surprises—from the ends of the earth to your own city or town—available to you whenever, wherever.
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 that increase your understanding, create connections, enrich your life and enliven your mind. All thoughtfully curated by hand, every day.
*You’re in control. Or not.*
Just pop in your ear buds, tap your phone and NPR One starts flowing. But now if you want to pause, skip ahead, rewind or share a story with friends, you can do that too. All from a simple app.
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. The perfect companion for your ears just got better.
*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 stories you had no idea would captivate you. Journey around the globe and into the most interesting corners of your community—serendipity making your world bigger and smaller at the same time.
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, stations and podcasts
- International, national, regional and local content
- A simple, intuitive interface
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 1.4.3
In this release, we’ve made a number of improvements and bug fixes as a direct result of your feedback!
* We’ve brought in even more public radio podcasts to discover via search. Are we still missing a show you love? Tweet at @NPROne or tap the feedback button in the app to let us know.
* The iPhone headphone controls are now fully functional again. In addition toggling play/pause, you can double-click to skip to the next story, double-click and hold to scrub forward, and triple-click to rewind 15 seconds.
* Tapping the ‘follow’ button on certain podcasts will no longer crash the app—sorry about that!
* We improved the stability of our Apple Watch app. For you lucky people who’ve already received your Watch, please let us know what you think of our Watch app by tapping the feedback button on your iPhone.
* We fixed a bug that was resulting in many audio download timeout errors. Thanks to those of you who reported the ‘waterfall’ of timeout errors; we hope you never see that again.
NPR One continues to evolve. Thanks for listening and for supporting public radio.
Finally, the news that matters to me
NPR One and I have finally clicked after a bumpy start. I'm not sure how it happens, but lately the app has consistently brought me interesting stories, which to me means they tell me something new (not the same story I've been seeing everywhere else) that is valuable (as opposed to filing an obligatory update just because a story's been in the news). It's gotten my interests right: more art and science (except medicine); less about political horse races or celebrities. Now that the app has a sleep timer it has been taking the place of bulky podcasts for my bedtime storytime needs. Nice job, NPR.
Great new way to listen
As a frequent NPR app user and podcast listener I was skeptical of giving up the reigns and just letting the app feed me stories. But I have been pleasantly surprised with the variety of stories and podcasts that come through, without repeating things I have already heard. Thank you!
Features I would like to see:
Add links in the app to more details about the story (eg story page on NPR website or episode on podcast's website); Ability to fine tune or limit the number of long shows that appear; ability to save shows for later; ability to block certain shows.
Very Good App
Well implemented app that has become my favorite NPR portal. Provides a steady stream of NPR stories, curated a little to heavily toward the casual "magazine" style of reporting. It's a matter of taste, but a bit more content from the hard news side of the organization would be appreciated by this listener. Another suggestion, when you put up that button to start a new stream on a featured story, keep the link on the screen longer. 9 times out of 10, the link disappears before I get to it.
All that said, I really enjoy this app and use it while in the car a lot.
- Category: News
- Updated: May 28, 2015
- Version: 1.4.3
- Size: 15.2 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Danish, French, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: NPR
- © 2014 NPR
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.