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Stream live or play on-demand episodes from your favorite shows like AirTalk, Morning Edition, This American Life, Take Two, All Things Considered, The Frame, and many more. Browse the latest headlines from our website as you listen.

What’s New

Version v4.1.2

• Bug fix for devices running iOS 10
• Miscellaneous bug fixes and minor improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

SampleInAJulius ,

Old version wasn’t perfect, but this version takes out all the good stuff.

The old version wasn’t perfect, but it was better than this one. Pause doesn’t work if I leave the app, it will play from live if I try to play from outside of the app.

Also bring back titles and descriptions of each segment within the show. And let me skip segments altogether without having to move the time scroller all the way to the end and wait for the last 3 seconds to load, play, then wait for the next segment to load. Give back the option to choose segments. In the old version you’d open Morning Edition for example and it would list all of the segments with titles, times, and dates, giving me the option to skip the first 5 if I wanted to hear about something specific or if my time was limited. That feature is gone and it’s so sad. I might actually switch to another app like NPR bc this is so frustrating. You had a good thing going, why take away the good stuff?

I still love you KPCC, just fix this.

imng ,

The old app was way better than this. This is not usable anymore.

The old app had a few issues, but none of them were deal breakers. This new version is a huge step backward and has major dealbreakers. I live in Europe, and continue to support NPR through KPCC, in particular because I use the app to keep up with SoCal and with NPR. I absolutely need to be able to jumps around stories, since I have to listen to different shows to catch all the stories on a completely different time frame. With the old app this was very easy to do. I could jump back and forth between ATC and Morning Edition or weekend Edition, and just skip the stories that NPR submitted that were repeated. This is impossible with the new version. Sometimes I would have to leave a story before it ended, and the old app remembered where I left off. This is impossible in the new version. I quite simply cannot use the new version, and I just don’t see any kind of response from KPCC on the multiple complains about this. Are you not listening? Or do you not care? Either way, my time supporting KPCC will be cut short if this isn’t fixed soon. Sound petty? If this were your only way of listening to the radio station you love, you wouldn’t find it so.

Adam Wilder ,

New UI Needs some help.

I’m happy that this update fixed a bug with pausing and restarting the stream when using maps, but the UI needs a lot of help. The previous UI worked fine, but this tries to mimic the music app and fails. There’s not enough contrast to make lists readable and all the text and detail seems reduced.

Most of the problems I have (always) had are with program selection. I’d still like a favorites list since I usually only listen to about 5-6 programs fanatically. I’d like a faster way to get to the content I’m interested in.

UPDATE: after more than week of use, I find the app more and more frustrating. I’m a KPCC supporter, but this update may push me towards other NPR streaming options.


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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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