NPR One is a whole new way to listen to stories, shows, and podcasts from NPR and your local public radio station.
It’s public radio made personal.
"By connecting to audio content from other suppliers, including podcasts and locally sourced news programs, NPR One is now a one-stop shop for all sorts of fascinating audio."- NYTimes
"NPR One makes the listening experience smarter and more engaging, and plenty of people will want to tune in." - Re/code
*A handcrafted experience.*
NPR One starts with the latest headlines then moves to a flow of stories that matter - narratives that increase your understanding, create connections, enrich your life and enliven your mind. All thoughtfully curated by hand, every day.
*Always learning from you.*
Just pop in your ear buds, tap your phone and NPR One starts flowing. And NPR One gets to know you. Skip what you don't want, or tap the lightbulb to say a story is interesting. We'll turn NPR One into your own personal radio station.
*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 the stories you had no idea would captivate you.
Even with the breadth of public radio at your fingertips, you won’t lose touch at home. Local news and podcast episodes are 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
° Swipe over to Explore to find stories and podcasts recommended for you
° Dive into your local newscast, stories and podcasts by tapping on your Home station logo
° International, national, regional and local content
° A simple, intuitive interface
° Sleep timer with five presets
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.
Love to listen on the go? Get the most out of NPR One with Apple Watch. Control your playback at a glance without touching your phone.
Here we go. It’s NPR One.
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Ratings and Reviews
Now it’s easy to discover NPR's world-class journalism and storytelling, whatever your tastes may be. From local and international headlines to your favorite shows, NPR One lets you create custom playlists of the content you care about most. Just start listening to receive handpicked suggestions that explore your interests—or lead to discoveries you might have missed. It's like a personal NPR station to go.
Super Listener; Flawed App
I love NPR One and use it daily to catch up with over a dozen podcasts throughout the week, but I’m becoming increasingly aggravated by a consistent bug I’ve contacted super about twice to no avail. NPR One has a nasty habit of opening itself in the background and autoplaying when no such command is given over the past two years. It tends to also auto-open randomly when connecting to Apple CarPlay. Though most times this isn’t an issue, it has opened itself while on phone calls, while in meetings, and possibly worst of all, at 11:30 pm while I’ve been trying to go to sleep - no one wants a news update blasting in their ears from the darkness of their bedroom.
Support has only suggested deleting and downloading the app, which has not resolved the issue. Frustrating as this is, along with its incredible battery drain and data hogging, I love using this app since it’s a one-stop-shop for everything I love on public radio from around the world. Please fix this issue!
As essential as my morning coffee
Using the NPR1 app has become a part of my daily routine. I always start my morning with the Up First broadcast. I like how the app automatically moves between a myriad of shows, since I’m usually multi-tasking and rushing around while listening. However, I do wish it was easier to find which shows I recently listened to or which ads for new shows popped up while I was listening. The content is great, but this part isn’t very user-friendly. Sometimes I hear an ad for a new podcast and before I can process and “click on the screen to learn more,” it’s already gone. There have been many times when I’m driving, cooking, or just somehow disconnected from my phone that I miss a show I wanted to hear more about. Maybe a “recently played” or “recently suggested” would make this easier. When I’m not starting with the news, I tend to switch to other podcast platforms simply because I don’t know or can’t find what I want to listen to on NPR1 (though I know I would rather hear its content).
Other than that, I really appreciate the diversity. I don’t subscribe to one political party, so I’m always searching for a more balanced and empathetic coverage that fairly describes both views (even the view I disagree with). Though NPR can still lean more in one direction, it is the best I’ve found so far and I appreciate how the hosts usually refrain from emotional or opinionated responses. I’ll continue listening and using for a long time.
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