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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.

*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.

*Connected locally.*
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.

*Please note, by installing this app on your device, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.*
*Photo Credit for Audie Cornish: Eli Meir Kaplan*

What's New in Version 1.2.3

We've made some improvements to how the sleep timer works to make sure playback ceases when you would expect and feel a bit more polished. If you haven't tried it out, find it by tapping the profile icon in the top right. Choose from a chunk of time or until the end of the current story to have the app stop automatically.

Those of you who have experienced heavy data usage will be glad to know we've made several changes that should minimize the amount of background data consumption. We take this issue very seriously. Streaming media takes data - there's no way around that. But we will continue to work to optimize the amount of data consumed by the app.

While we are always fixing minor issues and monitoring any crashes, please feel free to reach out and let us know if you're having issues. Inside the app, there's a feedback button for you to connect directly with us and share your concerns.

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Customer Reviews

Love the app, Incredibly Buggy

I'd just like to preface this review by saying that this app is simply amazing for commutes. NPR has done a brilliant job with this app and it has quickly become my way of consuming news for my commutes to and from work.

With that said, this app suffers from extreme bugs which has warranted me for writing this review. It constantly crashes. Sometimes, every time I load the app. Its incredibly disappointing. It got so bad that I even had to make another account for NPR One which seems to have alleviated the issue... for now. Even then the app crashes immediately upon launching every once in a while. So frustrating!

I love this app. I love the idea behind it. And when it works, it's amazing. It's just unfortunate that, even despite the most recent update, this app continues to haunt me with constant crashes on an iPhone 6. I cannot wait for NPR to polish out the bugs so that this can quickly return to being my favorite way to consume NPR.

Perfect for in-between podcasts

This is a pretty novel way to consume news and interesting information when you're not ready to commit an hour to a podcast. There are plenty of NPR streaming options but all involve picking up in the middle of shows (live podcasts that you didn't subscribe to) and waiting around for the actual news to come on their schedule. I like it so far and I'll come back and give it 5 stars when the issues are fixed: Resuming doesn't work so well - you can pause and resume just fine, but if the app is in the background and some time passes between pausing and trying to resume, it doesn't work. Reopening the app shows that it's still on the right story, but the play button is just a spinning wait icon. Tapping back to restart the story is what I have to do.

Almost perfect

This app is a fantastic way to listen to npr. I love the way it chooses stories to give me, starting each listening session with top news always at the beginning and then stories chosen based on my listening preferences. I love the ability to skip stories. It's simple and elegant.
With so much to love, I am even more frustrated by a few bizarre glitches, since I use the app every day.

*About a third of the time I start the app, it hangs on playing the "this is npr" sound byte. Why are these not cached in the app, or skipped if they won't load?

*another quarter of the time, it hangs on the first story but loads if I choose to skip so it's not a data problem. Strange.

* content is inexplicably SO QUIET. Yes it's npr, it's not meant to be loud, but compared to audio from any other app on my phone I have to crank the volume, then get blasted if I change back to other audio and forget.

I love this app and it's almost perfect. Please address these issues!

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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Jan 29, 2015
  • Version: 1.2.3
  • Size: 9.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, French, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller: NPR
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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