Bug Fix - Chromecast 3/5
Love the app! However, recently started trying to listen on my Chromecast during the morning and it only plays one segment then turns off and starts playing the same segment on my phone. Would love continuous play on Chromecast!
Consumes too much space 3/5
This app only consumes 14 MB of space initially but had ballooned to 800 MB after several months of usage. I don’t see any settings or options to remove downloaded content.
Not working since last update 1/5
I really liked this app, but since the update, my app won’t connect at all. I have an iPhone 7, and the details say it should be compatible. Once it stopped connecting, I tried deleting it and reinstalling—now it just sits there with the mic graphic in perpetuity. I hope this is addressed soon!
Finally updated 4/5
A few fixes would make this 5 stars. Fix the bugs where it starts and stops randomly and give me a way to select types of shows I want over others. I would like to tailor the feed to my liking and focus on international news.
No longer works 1/5
By Steve McStevstein
The app just loads
One of the most frustrating apps 1/5
By Still entering by hand
This is one of the more frustrating apps I’ve used.
Every few months I open this app hoping to find an NPR show I’m looking for (I am a frequent NPR listener).
It takes me right back to where I was last time and continues playing that show.
After a fruitless search for a “big picture” menu I can use to find my way to where I want to go I give up and close the app.
A few months later after I have either forgotten how bad it is or find myself hoping for a complete redesign I try it again.........
Battery drain 3/5
By NPR member in NC
The content of the app is excellent, however it drains the battery much faster compared to other apps, including the old NPR app.
Nobody: NPROne: Your local station is now WAMU 1/5
Please fix the bug that arbitrarily changes my local news station to WAMU, you know where my phone is so you know I’m nowhere near DC.
Lifelong NPR saddened by ads and self-serving content 1/5
By Gabe Mott
On commercial for-profit podcasts I can skip forward past the commercials. Not so on the publicly funded NPR app. Too many ads (sponsors). The poor content forces me to skip thru 3-4 stories in a row which means my entire experience is ads. My tax dollars go towards this? Inexcusable. My least favorite app.
Doesn’t work 1/5
This app fails to load. I deleted and reinstalled but to no avail. It used to work. Now it doesn’t. Y’all broke something along the way.
Broke With Latest Update 3/5
Battery Hog 2/5
This app drains batteries like a video game. It must be some kind of bug.
So frustrating! 2/5
This app is so frustrating! Why can’t it remember what I’ve listened to if I only make it part way through an episode of a podcast? Why can’t it remember where I was if I just pause and answer a phone call and don’t open any other audio apps? Why does it play randomly when the screen is locked and in my purse. Why does it play over phone calls?
I’ll find my own, thanks 1/5
By Tante norma
I don’t want to sign in, I don’t want an app to guide my content. NPR should not be Amazon or Netflix. I like browsing, not being guided. I stopped using this app. Very disappointing.
Can’t Follow Morning Edition or All Things Considered 1/5
By A Person Who Has Used This
The NPR One app doesn’t allow you to listen to all of Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, or All Things Considered like the regular NPR app does. It will let you search for and play individual stories from those programs, but if you wanted to play one of those programs in its entirety, you would have to piece it together by searching for each segment manually.
Drains my battery 2/5
I love NPR! I am a sustaining member at my local station. I will always listen to NPR. However the NPR One App is almost useless since it drains my battery. Something has changed over the last six months which keeps me from using it. Please address this issue!
Save for later is a mess 1/5
Try marking something for later listening and then good luck trying to find it later.
Love NPR, hate this app 1/5
This app uses ridiculous amounts of power. 24 mins total (4 on screen and, 20 in background) uses 30% of my battery life on an iPhone 7. That’s more than one percent per minute. Even when nothing is playing and I’ve just forgotten to fully close the app, I see similar battery consumption. Contrast that with other streaming apps like Spotify which today used 22% of my battery just over 2 hours (7 min on screen, 1hr 45 min in background). PLEASE PLEASE fix this issue. It makes an otherwise good app unusable.
Over heating 2/5
My NPR app over heats my phone every time I use it can you guys fix this problem
Glitchy as hell 3/5
I love npr, and I love being able to access it on this app. That’s the only reason I’m not giving it one star. Constantly glitching out whether I’m listening in the car or trying to cast it to my chromecast. Wish this app could be even 1/4 as good as the content =/
Battery drainer! 1/5
This app is wasting 50%+ of my battery each day for 20min of usage. This needs to be fixed!
Great content but subpar app 3/5
After one year the new version still haven’t fixed the battery drain, which is a blocker.
Balanced, informative and entertaining 5/5
By The Momster
I love NPR One because of the one stop shop nature of the platform. I have yet to find a podcast within the app that doesn’t offer something interesting and entertaining. The reporting is always the most balanced offered up anywhere. I really love Up First and start there every morning. From there I let the app deliver new experiences to me. I also come back to this app throughout the day and play my favorites and experiment with new ones. It’s a fabulous resource and provides an easy way to explore a whole range of new things in small bite sizes. I should add that I’m a middle of the road politically non partisan voter and have really appreciate the balanced and well researched reporting offered here. I love this app!
Battery killer and odd story selection 2/5
By Reviewer 123456712345
This drains my battery faster than any other app in my phone.
Also, I find the stories here are rarely as quality as the ones I hear in my car - supposedly on the same station. Occasionally they will play my favorite podcast, but I’ve already listened to them on my podcast app. Wish I could give better feedback as to why I’m skipping certain stories.
Great app but broken for Chromecast 3/5
It’s been broken for me for a while, but it does work on the Android version.
Sooooo frustrating 1/5
This app has great content. NPR is fabulous. But I have soooo many frustrations with the app. When I am listening in my car and elsewhere, right in the middle of a piece, it will jump to another story. When I try to recover that story, it is no where to be found. It doesn’t show up in Recently Listened!!! The result is that I am constantly listening to parts of stories that I cannot find later. At least, not unless I keep a tablet in my car and write the story down!! Also NPR, stop telling me to Tap Now after a teaser. I am driving, my phone is in my bag. I end up feeling so irritated. I don’t think you think about how people are using your app!!!
American History Tellers 5/5
Hello NPR! This is literally the best app I’ve ever seen. but I cannot follow the show American history tellers from wonders, even though the episodes show up. Thank you! 5 stars!
Morning Edition also cannot be followed. Still a great app!
Apple CarPlay 2/5
FIX APPLE CARPLAY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
STILL DRAINS BATTERY 2/5
I wish I could like this app. I am an expat so this is how I can keep track of US news. I simply cannot use this app, as it drains at about 5% every 8 min. That's not ok. I have written to the developer and the response was that they were working on it. I thought this update would help. NOPE. Don't use this app unless your phone is plugged in! (My iPhone battery is about 8 months old. This does not happen with any other apps.)
A must for my commute 4/5
By Justin B🚶
I listen to NPR on my way too and from work, I appreciate the candor and direct, non bias information.
But I have found when it switches from national to local news that the volume is all over the place. Local news (for me it’s CPR) is always quieter. So I find myself adjusting the volume constantly. I hope this is something that they can level off. (Although it’s this way when I listen on an actual radio as well)
CarPlay Blank! 1/5
No info shows up in CarPlay?!
Only one problem 2/5
I really love this app, but it forgets my local station every time I close the app. If they’re able to change that, it’ll be pretty much perfect!
Almost a 5 4/5
Great content but I struggle with playback issues if episode I listen to. I listen to part of an episode, stop it, then come back later. When I try to resume, it doesn’t work. I have to either restart the app or go briefly start a different episode then come back to the one I wanted to listen to. Not sure why that happens but it’s fairly consistent.
Fix CarPlay and Change the Icon Back 3/5
By Customer XX
I used to loved this app when it worked seamlessly with CarPlay. Now, it still doesn’t work and the app icon looks awful.
Give us a queue! Give us a queue! Give us a queue! Give us a queue! Give us a queue! Give us a queue!
very hot when using 5/5
very hot when using
Autoplays?? Why 1/5
Last update autoplays at really odd times. In the middle of meetings. In my locker at the gym. While I'm cooking dinner....
Update made the app much more intuitive and useful.
By Jensen G
Thank you developers for keeping this app up to date with the latest iOS devices, the concepts behind NPR streaming are brilliant and deserve a great app.
FINALLY iPhone X support 5/5
This was my last remaining app to make the switch to supporting iPhone X. I was a little worried they were going to can the app, so this is a pleasant surprise!
However the new icon is gross and doesn’t need the “ONE” there ruining what was a perfect icon. Now it doesn’t fit in my dock with the rest of my apps
Finally updated for iPhone X 🙂 4/5
Thank you for finally updating this for the iPhone X. Now if we could get a Siri shortcut, that would be amazing.
Finally supports newer iPhone screens 5/5
It should never have taken this long, but so happy this app finally supports the iPhone X display.
Thank you for updating 5/5
It wasn't easy but I hung in there. Thanks for updating for iPhone X!!!!
Great app 4/5
I want to have more than 20 listen later or bookmark option. Also rating system in app? Possible feedback there I dunno thanks
Battery died quickly! 2/5
NPR ONE is my best radio, but it burns and consumes my battery like crazy!
Almost amazing - audio volume fix needed 3/5
Love the concept of the app and use it almost every morning! Do wish that previously heard stories were easy to locate and keep hoping an update will fix audio volume issue- stories from my local station are consistently much quieter than national NPR stories, unfortunately requiring that I regularly adjust phone volume to accommodate.
Love NPR, and the app is a fantastic idea... but nothing works... it drains power like crazy (went from 100% to 20% in an hour), half the buttons don’t work, and it’s sooo glitchy. Not happy. Please fix it soon!! I want NPR!!
Massive battery and data hog 1/5
I never write reviews, but this app caused me to use 1GB of data in just under 2 hours. Yes, you read that right.
I’m a daily listener to NPR, and love the content, I just can’t put up with the high data usage anymore. I’m uninstalling the app because of this. I’ll consider reinstalling if they improve data usage.
Love the idea of NPR One, hate the app 1/5
I’m a huge fan of NPR and am a sustaining member of my local station. When npr one was launched, I was all about it. Unfortunately the npr one app is awful, it drains my battery at about 1% a minute and heats up my phone to a point where I can’t have the phone in my pocket. I’m not sure why this is the case, other npr apps work great. Hopefully it’ll get fixed soon!