NPR News

NPR News

NPR News: The NPR and public radio station player for your Android.


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: November 20, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000

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Descriptions


- Read, listen, or create a playlist of your favorite NPR stories and share with friends.
- Hear live streams from hundreds of NPR stations: search by location (GPS) or zip code / call letters
- Listen to programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, Fresh Air, and Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me More

Reviews


4.0
24,510 total
5 12,511 
4 5,837 
3 2,512 
2 1,598 
1 2,052 

  • NPR News
    Published date: January 2, 2018

    Great content and smooth streaming. Notifications are buggy and non-expandable, though, and there's no play/pause button for streaming on the persistent notification. The design hasn't been updated in at least five years and it really shows - the screenshots on the Play Store are on Jelly Bean and they look just about identical to what we have today. Even if functionality doesn't change much, this app really needs to be modernized. Full Review

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    Anthony McCabe Published date: January 1, 2018

    Why is this app so bad? Relative to all other news outlets (CNN, BBC, etc.) this app looks like it belongs in 2008. Breaking news notifications are well behind others and communication with local NPR stations is weak at best. This app is practically useless and has been for quite some time. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Nishanth Krishnamurthy Published date: November 16, 2017

    I like NPR, but my Pixel 2 XL runs on Android Oreo 8.0 and whenever an NPR breaking news alert appears on my notifications bar, its icon shows up as a blank white square. The NPR logo doesn't appear like it does for my NYT, AP, and Reuters breaking news alerts. I hope NPR's app developers are able to fix that. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Muneer Afifi Published date: November 17, 2017

    This is a review of the app, not the product. Npr is the best in the news business. This app is pretty much broken in Oreo, and has had issues prior for months. It is clear that this is a depreciated app and all of the effort has gone into NPR one. Which is unfortunate, because this app allows playlist of programs specific articles. This is a feature they either haven't bothered to or refuse to implement in NPR one. EDIT: devs seem to have resolved outstanding issues. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Erik Kullerstrand Published date: December 1, 2017

    I love NPR, but this apps radio isn't even close to functional. The app is very poorly made. Just while i was making breakfast (30 min) it cut out at least twenty times. I wouldn't give it such a low rating but it cuts out so frequently and for so long you miss 30% of the news! The developers seriously need to address this. It has been this way ever since I've first used the app and has recently gotten much much worse. Full Review

  • NPR News
    K. Bergmann Published date: December 5, 2017

    NPR is a great source for news, and this app includes the flagship news programs (All Things Considered, Morning Edition) and several other talk shows, as well as access to specific local NPR stations. My only criticism of the app is that there is no way to access the playlist, so if you add something by accident or want to modify the list, there is no way to do that. If that were fixed, this would be a 5-star app! Full Review

  • NPR News
    Edward V. Jones Published date: November 26, 2017

    This is not bias reporting Mr.Trump,,,This is the unvarnished truth as well as it can be reported today!!!! If the GOP doesnt like it they can impeach him and put someone in office who stands with the people who's job it is to report the truth,the whole truth and nothing but the truth,,,so help them God!!! Full Review

  • NPR News
    James Johnson Published date: November 19, 2017

    Does not play audio from Morning Edition or All Things Considered on Android 7.1.1. It will play other podcasts (hourly news). The ability to play flagship broadcasts returns 12 hrs after local air time, or if listened to on another app. Full Review

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    Stephen Wieland Published date: February 19, 2018

    Playback is glitchy. Very annoying. While listening every so often the playback will jump back a few seconds to about 15 seconds. Thought it was my phone but it occurs on multiple devices. Pretty disappointing. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Max Pande Published date: November 14, 2017

    I'm not rating npr here, I'm rating the app, and the app does not work with Oreo Android 8.0. Instead I've been going to their website work my browser and streaming episodes in desktop mode. Edit: They have fixed the issue. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Published date: February 5, 2018

    Can't believe something from NPR is so shoddy as this app. Uninstalled because I use it on my tablet and have to force landscape. Waste of space I can fill with a game... Preferably something that doesn't only support portrait. Full Review

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    C PHILLIPS Published date: January 24, 2018

    Font is extremely small. Has no settings to accomodate larger fonts for those with eye disabilities. Shame on you NPR. UNINSTALLING. Others affected should take notice. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Published date: January 25, 2018

    The app fails consistently. Also I have to log in at some point and that's just annoying. Menu features are lacking, I guess it's trying to use some algorithms to determine my taste but it doesn't work. It never shows what I want to listen to Full Review

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    Nick Bourdon Published date: January 15, 2018

    Doesn't actually work with Android 8.0 (Nexus 5X). I get notifications, but no stories come up when I open the app. It just says "check network connection and try again". Full Review

  • NPR News
    Liz Pomper Published date: November 30, 2017

    New release solves some annoying bugs, such as notifications not going away after reading the article. Love being able to listen to my local NPR station from anywhere. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Abraham Kist-Okazaki Published date: February 13, 2018

    I've been using this app since my first android device and its performance keeps getting worse. Thankfully shows like Fresh Air and Wait Wait are available as podcasts that can be listened to on other apps. Had been hoping the upgrade to LTE would help but alas this app is unable to play through an episode of Morning Edition or All Things Considered without skipping segments, freezing or playing partial segments. It is unreliable at best these days. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Kyle von Hasseln Published date: November 20, 2017

    This app has improved greatly over the last four years, but it still can't be considered contemporary with respect to material design. It's a critical app to time shift daily news programs--hopefully it keeps getting attention and improvement. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Tim Smith Published date: January 10, 2018

    Love NPR, hate this app. What can I say... it needs a complete rewrite. For one thing, it will not rotate to landscape. Very annoying. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Published date: January 25, 2018

    (a life-long NPR-fan, with 40+ years experience developing/pushing/teaching the concepts of user-friendly interactive software)... this app gets graded "C-" for lacking a modern, stable, intuitive, user-friendly interface (including in-app help, guidance, support, FAQ... documentation!). Bugs unavoidably "happen" (and get fixed in updates), features get added and the interface gets improved over time (if well supported), but documentation and user-friendliness has to be a/the stardard (design goal) of all "state-of-the-art" interactive software development "for the mass market" (since the Macintosh release in 1984) ... was/is it here ? ...(or, in fact, in any other Android app you know of?) Full Review

  • NPR News
    Eric Perret Published date: December 7, 2017

    Gave it only 4 starts because it took 4 months for the dev team to fix an issue where the app stopped playing programs on Android Oreo. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Doug Rice Published date: November 23, 2017

    I love using this app when it works with all its features. However, the streaming feature is not working in the android Oreo OS. And it is my favorite feature! Woo-hoo, it's working like a charm again! The app has been fixed. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Megan Headley Published date: December 18, 2017

    Every time I turn on my Bluetooth I get a message that my NPR app stopped working (in the background). Otherwise it's a great app. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Published date: November 20, 2017

    Streaming with Oreo is finally fixed. But, the app goes into background when playing and the app isn't in the notification bar. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Published date: February 19, 2018

    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooo..I'm am so happy this finally happened..I have been an avid listener to NPR FOR YEARS... And I couldn't find a way to support it. Felt guilty about not being able to contribute..so now with the ease of #googlePlay I can learn to do,think, and act of my own accordance by being able to keep in time with global issues that affect me here and abroad..YAS™ Full Review

  • NPR News
    Yuri Kyrpach Published date: January 5, 2018

    The app notification beep sound cannot be turned off (at least the settings could not be found after 10 min searching for it). Not a useful app for me, I cannot keep it unless it can be made silent. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Jason Vogel Published date: January 23, 2018

    Thank you NPR! I went though a ton of apps just trying to find one that would simply allow me to read the latest news. It seems that every other news app requires you to select your favorite topics or it feeds every click into an algorithm designed to show you the same new topics over and over again. This app provides the latest news, plain and simple. It does look a little dated, but it gets the job done better than any other news app. Keep up the great work NPR! Full Review

  • NPR News
    A Kumcu Published date: February 5, 2018

    Love NPR & the app! Just wish it took fewer clicks to stream my favorite local station (takes 4 clicks, of which the first one requires finding "stations" within a long list --> that menu would be better as always-visible tabs (and settings/about could go under a separate or different icon/tab). Thanks. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Martin Adamczyk Published date: November 26, 2017

    Very useful but TERRIBLY unreliable. It cuts out on average every 5-15 minutes and tries to buffer, but it doesn't do any good. It'll come back on for a few more seconds and than buffer again indefinitely. I'm better off clicking the stop & restart button to grab a fresh feed. Nothing more frustrating than hearing a great story and having it cut out at the most captivating moments. Pros: Works (sort of) over WiFi and cellular data Easy to find stations by city or ZIP Can save stations to favorites for quick access Cons: Terribly unstable connectivity Cannot pause/rewind streamed content (unlike iTunes version) List of programs cannot be sorted A-Z Cannot download a program and listen in airplane mode Full Review

  • NPR News
    Published date: January 14, 2018

    NPR is mostly ok but the app, not so much. I rated it one star so hpefully the developers will take notice. I deleted the app because it will only view the long way on my tablet. Most people don't view things on their tablets that way, particularly because most tablet stands are oriented to display wide screen. I'm sure it's fine for phones on the go but I usually gather my news in the comfort of my home. If I'm out and about (call me old fashioned) I enjoy NPR on the radio. If you allow my device to rotate the page, I'll use your app again, otherwise I look up NPR online, the old fangled way. Full Review

  • NPR News
    A Google User Published date: November 28, 2017

    Finally works for basic streaming of my local station. I hope the stability lasts. Nexus 6P on Android 8.1.0 Dev preview 2 Full Review

  • NPR News
    A Google User Published date: December 11, 2017

    Streaming audio now works on Android 8.0, but widget is still broken and app doesn't appear in notifications while running, like it used to. Please fix!! Full Review

  • NPR News
    Dan Douglas Published date: February 12, 2018

    On 2 Android devices, there seems to be a bug where I have to wake up my device to continue playing what's in the que. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Vincent Deluccio Published date: December 3, 2017

    Good app to read news but live streaming stations doesn't work beyond a few minutes. That needs fixed. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Dusty Jones Published date: December 7, 2017

    No ability to stream stations in pixel phone even after app update. Very disappointed. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Troy Conrey-Pereira Published date: November 19, 2017

    So much better than the 'official' app. Thank you for fixing it to play on Android 8.0 Oreo. Good job. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Jason Weick Published date: November 21, 2017

    While this is a pretty basic app, the content makes up for the lack of bells and whistles. After all, that's what we're here for. Love the depth of reporting. Full Review

  • NPR News
    Gene Dinkey Published date: November 20, 2017

    They finally added a way to turn off push notifications, thank you... Full Review

  • NPR News
    Sammedh J Published date: February 6, 2018

    App freezes a lot, crashes often and needs a major update Full Review

  • NPR News
    Brad S Published date: November 13, 2017

    Works with Android 8 / Oreo now. Great! Full Review

  • NPR News
    Bruce Grell Published date: November 28, 2017

    Works with Oreo now! 5 stars again! Full Review