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NPR News

May 24th, 2012

Price: Free

Category: News

Updated: May 24, 2012

Version: 3.6

Size: 5.1 MB

Language: English

Seller: NPR

Rated 4+

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Customer Ratings

Current Version

(80 Ratings)

All Versions

(41409 Ratings)

NPR News by NPR

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NPR News: The ultimate portable NPR experience for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Follow local and national news and listen to your favorite NPR stations wherever you are and whenever you want to.

With the NPR News iPhone app, NPR is always on.


- Listen to NPRs hourly news updates
- Create a playlist of stories to hear in any order
- Hear public radio podcasts on demand without downloading and syncing

- Read stories while listening to live stations or on demand audio
- Download stories for offline reading

- Bookmark your favorite stations
- Find stations by location (GPS) or zip code
- Find station broadcast frequencies while traveling

- A program guide tells you where your favorite programs are playing live now; listen right on your phone
- Listen to popular public radio programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, Fresh Air, Car Talk, and Wait, WaitDont Tell Me! anytime and anywhere

The NPR News app is optimized for iOS 5.

Technical Notes:
- If you need support using the app or wish to report an issue or feature request, please let us know at:

What's New in Version 3.6

Prompted by your comments and feedback, we went under the hood and completely rearchitected the app to take advantage of iOS advances.

This update provides:
* Vastly improved performance and stability
* Ability to listen to NPR’s newest programs: TED Radio Hour and Ask Me Another
* Improved handling of audio when switching between wifi and data networks
* Design enhancements

We’d love to hear from you at if you wish to share a feature request, report an issue, or need support using the app. Thank you!

Customer Reviews

Annoying bug (2 stars)
Since the latest update, I can't navigate away from the app while listening or allow my phone to lock; the podcast/story stops.

More dev testing needed before release (2 stars)
1.This version no longer has internal volume control.

2.On my iPhone 3GS, streaming shuts down when returning to the home screen or when the screen locks. In other words, the app treats the iPhone as a single-task computer you cannot open other apps or allow the screen to lock.


Change for the worse (3 stars)
Lost in this update: the ability to choose external speaker. The old version allowed me to choose between the phone speaker and an external Bluetooth speaker that I use. This was important because if I answered or made a call using my phone's speaker, I could then go back to my external speaker to listen to NPR. Now I can't.

Also, unattractive icon that no longer stands out.

What's stayed the same: sound/live streaming j

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