Always solid, but steaming stations not working on iPhone X 3/5
Application hasn’t been updated in years but it’s never really been a problem until now. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling but no dice. It’s probably some small bug that will hopefully be fixed soon.
Can't live without it!! 5/5
Absolutely love this app. User friendly and easy to navigate. Tried new version~can't remember name. It was very cumbersome and repetitious. Thanks for listening to us and keeping this app!
This app is good. It’s well laid out (iPhone only in iOS) and is great for getting the latest objective headlines and audio news summaries from time to time throughout the day.
My only lament, albeit a small one, is that it crashes when accessing it from notifications while cellular data is turned off* for this particular app—rather than it giving the option to turn cellular data back on, like other apps do.
That said, I’m glad to be able to have access to objective information and knowledge from NPR by way of this medium.
*I turn off cellular data for all apps when traveling abroad (background processes do add up) unless I need to use one temporarily.
Great Radio!!! 5/5
By Karim from Algeria
I use to list NPR while visiting the US six years ago, i've never stopped listening to since, objective analysis and very professional. Keep up the good work!!!
Streaming broken 1/5
By Aaron pdx
I am unable to establish a stream with any station. I deleted and reinstalled the app, and it still doesn't work.
My previous, three-star review follows:
For the most part the app works well. The latest one adds an annoying breaking news notification which does not appear to be disableable. So that's yet another click forced on the user. The playlist function is very awkward but better than nothing.
Good but chews up battery in the background 4/5
I like the app a lot (I use it daily) but if you start streaming a radio station, then stop the stream, then bring the home screen or another app into the foreground, the NPR app continues to consume power (at least for awhile) and will run the battery down. You need to quit the app after you stop a stream if you want to save your battery. (I’ve reported this to NPR. This is with version 3.9.7.)
I've also been Beta-testing the next version but it isn't fully functional yet and frankly I don't see a need for it. This one is just fine and I'm concerned that the newer one will sacrifice features for glitz.
Keeps me informed 5/5
I appreciate NPR content that uncovers what mass media allows to fall through the cracks. It also brings audio and video together to provide different modes for convenience.
Nice app. 4/5
Nice app that allows me to listen to my favorite shows at my leisure.
Looks horrible on iPhone X; missing text 2/5
Why the ugly black bezels that waste space that could be filled with story text?
And why do some stories contain only a copyright notice and no story?
Constantly crashes 1/5
By Not fun790264929
The news is great but the app is horrible to use. Constantly crashes. I keep coming back to see if they’ve fixed the issues but no luck so far. All updates applied.
Have to go to Apple news to get my NPR feed.
Good content, unreliable streaming 1/5
Unfortunately with the upgrade, the streaming has become unreliable again when cell coverage varies during a commute, for example. This was fixed a while ago and the app was smart enough to recover when signal dropped and then returned.
I’m not even asking for the app to automatically recover, I’m just saying at least recover if I press “play” after the signal drops and returns.
With the O/S and app upgrade we have regressed and its irritating.
Why no local stations to stream ? 3/5
By gma djj
Disappointed that my local station can no longer be streamed on this app - switched to TuneIn instead
Real News 5/5
I like the app..my only complaint is that the text could be more legible. Had to give 5 stars because of the content. It’s news without all the hype and speculation. Really great journalism. Thanks to all those who contribute to NPR!!!
I like it overall.
Good for Dems 2/5
Great app if you’re a Democrat like most news apps. Seems all they want to do is bash republicans. Trump had Russia and Clinton had the media. Anyway I have tried all the major news apps and they all do that so I guess I am done with the news and I hope all republican voters all quit the news too.
Key functionality buried 2/5
By max egami
When I want to stream my local broadcast, which is all I want to do with your app, I'm forced to click multiple time to find and select my station's live stream. There needs to be a way to just open the app and with one press launch my favorite stream? If not, please consider that functionality.
Been buggy lately 3/5
For the past few weeks the app has frequently failed to recognize phone orientation. This prevents the UI from displaying key functionality. This problem is random. Also, the play now button stops working, making it necessary to relaunch play from the station selection UI.
Short On Air Time 3/5
The app works well for about 5 minutes at which point it loses connection. It continues to try to reconnect, but rarely ever happens. This is not due to reception. I have used several sources. I would be thrilled if you could remedy that issue because it’s frustrating when you’re trying to listen to an interesting article and it dies. I really like the app otherwise.
Works well 5/5
Giving me the fair, unbiased news I want!
If NPR is what you are after, pass on this app - it drops out every 2 or 3 minutes, even in high reception areas. It’s clunkily designer as well. I expected better from NPR!
Reliable and Easy 5/5
Reliable and easy to use, which is not the case for many news apps.
By Miguel Restrepo
Authoritative in nature.
Favorite news & programs 5/5
My only news app!!!
Nobodies Perfect but Very Close 4/5
By Three Cee
One of the few News Outlets that give enough time to an issue to help you get a real idea of what is going on.
Need a way to rewind a few seconds 2/5
If you miss part of a story you're listening to, there's no easy way to rewind a few seconds. You can do it on YouTube by double-tapping on the left or right side of the screen. Audible has buttons that allow you to skip forward or back 15 seconds. You can already move the play head backwards in the NPR app, but it's hard to control how far back you move it. Please add buttons that go forward and back 15 seconds like Audible.
The best! 5/5
I use this app everyday.
I love NPR content and featured stories, but site needs work! 1/5
It seems to me that the NPR app is not taking advance of the reaches of this technological space. And, merely trying to extend or fit the current radio experience into an app. I would suggest making the experience more reach with visuals (pictures and short video clips of studio or field interviews, etc.) and better search capabilities and analytics from its vast archives. In short, NPR needs to reinvent itself in this space to keep the itself relevant, and not limit itself to a radio format.
Lastly, thank you for all you do to make our days that much more reach with information.
NPR NEWS! 5/5
Love the updated NPR News APP! NPR is my favorite source for news!
This app is great
I love NPR 5/5
This is my favorite news network and my favorite entertainment. I think they are fair and TRUTHFUL in their assessment.
Was better before 3/5
This app was better before certain podcasts moved to NPR one and it was a better place to listen because shows like Wait Wait were split up into different sections that you could listen to without ads. It's still not bad, but it's the only app that crashes my iPhone 5 and it does so semi-regularly.
Great app EXCEPT... 3/5
This does what you need it to if you want to make a playlist of NPR shows, but it has been buggy and crashy for years! Gets "stuck" by a certain section of audio, crashes, sometimes briefly resets phone (!!). I have to delete and download again to get it working. That said, I use it daily, so you might not care!
Problems with iOS 11 2/5
App often comes up landscape when pho e (and other apps) are in portrait mode. Was great app before iOS 11
Important app, has issues 3/5
I use this app all the time. I listen to npr stations across the country and use this app to access them. Then I stream the audio signal via Bluetooth to my amazon echo and it’s great. Problem is if I exit the app to do something with another audio, video or network function on my phone for more than a few seconds, the npr app quits. When I switch back to it, I have to go back and set up what I was listening to as if for the first time. Please fix this if you can. Since I use this app so much, I would really like for it to function more seamlessly with my other activities on the phone. As to the content on npr programs, it is excellent as always. Even now. Thank you.
Finally the NPR app I want 5/5
With this version, I get the NPR I love at home: news, shows, and local stations. It’s easy to navigate.
With previous app versions, I ended up deleting them because the functionality was clunky. I listened to NPR in my car because I can’t get OTA radio reception at home.
Thanks NPR for listening to your millions of loyal listeners. I’d love to be a beta tester for this app to help ensure what works well now keeps working.
Love NPR but terrible connection issues 2/5
Very good app for my favorite news source. I’m lowering my rating to 3 stars because the streaming is very persnickety and frequently stops or resets seemingly as I move among different networks or cell towers, and now every time I go on or off a trusted wireless network the stream stops and the program freezes until I quit and restart! Unacceptable! Also, I would love a feature where it would automatically switch streams to same program as I travel or cache so I don't miss parts of program while searching for connection.
NPR news is the best! 5/5
There are so many fake news and propagandas out there you don't know who to trust. NPR is one that you can always rely on.
News when you need it 5/5
By Jennifer Awai
Love this app easy to use and it always works
Kills your battery ... Don’t download 1/5
By Ox Student
I’ve never reviewed an app before but this one killed my battery life and overheated my iPhone. Don’t use. Listen via your local station’s webpage in Safari. Even when I closed out of it, my battery life kept going down. The usage indicated 50% of my battery even after I closed out of the window. I had to delete and shut down my phone. Worse app ever.
Stuck on Horizontal setting 2/5
I am often unable to play anything because the app is stuck on the horizontal setting. I have to close down the app multiple times.
Quality News 5/5
Stay on top of what's happening in the US and around the world, from a source you can trust. Love me some NPR.
Very good- it does what it is supposed to do. 5/5
By Winter Jedi
Useful minimal app.
NPR is a necessity 5/5
I absolutely adore the different perspectives NPR provides. I'm fairly educated and never feel like they are preaching to me. They are providing news. Things that interest me. Love NPR!
NPR the GOAT
Love npr this app drives me bananas bc you have to add morning edition to a playlist and then delete the playlist ect....If there is a way around this PLEASE let me know and if there is....5 stars.
Violates IOS policies 1/5
Even with in-app review requests disabled on iOS 11, this app still asks for reviews repeatedly. That will always garner a negative review from me!
Good app 4/5
Excellent content. It would be nice to have the ability to custom size text.
Love it! 5/5
By Sarah Bon-Con
Great, reliable news app.
Great app! Only wish I could download 5/5
By tdcc fan
I love using this app! I love reading and listening to programs. The only thing I wish I could change is that I really want to download podcasts for offline listening. I use too much data otherwise.