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.
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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.
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.
5***** for usage, 3*** for frustration
It would be hypocritical of me to rate NPR1 anything less than 5 because even with its frustrating feature shortages, I listen round the clock. I get that the lack of controls/queue/15-sec-skip are to promote binging and “discovery” outside my usual subscriptions. If that’s the goal, then send me more variety in new/local/non-NPR shows. (Even add shows outside my lefty echo chamber :o). I’m over the fact that clicking “interesting” simply gets me more stories from that show or category rather than nuanced insightful predictions like Netflix (yo, non-profit budget).
Still, within the simple objectives of the app, there are some essential practical improvements. Many of us listen while driving/doing something else with hands and eyes. We can’t always share, rate or save before the story disappears, and the hmmm moment often comes at the end of an episode. We might not even see the name of the show that just ended so we can look it up. Please add the option to go back or at least see previously heard stories. We also wander away from our desks/attentiveness and want to know what we missed. I’ll put the rest of my suggestions in the app’s suggestion box.
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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