I just want to listen to car talk in sequence and it is not possible on this app. I would like to pick what I want to listen to, is that too much to ask? No search history or caching recent searches. Recently heard section contains things I haven’t heard and forgets the stuff I have listened to. Truly horrible execution of an app. If I could find car talk elsewhere I would dump this app like greased lighting.
Poorly designed 1/5
I just want to select a list of Morning Edition segments and have them play one after the other. You can do it on the computer, why is it so difficulty to make it work on the app? Even if I bookmark what I want to listen to, I can play all my bookmarks in order. I have to individually select each segment after they finish. This app is going to cause me to get into a car crash!
just because you preface your station has ties to whatever it is youre reporting on, doesnt negate it. if you disagree w this comment, how about a “news” program (media company!) sponsored by TD Ameritrade? (ie npr)
this is a good headline app, to get the gist, but should not be used as your only or #1 source of news. i write this now bc i was listening to the amount of time the word “looting” was used for philly protests. this is a perfect app tho if youre in the warren/buttegeg esq camp—it isnt cnn but its the same in that its another neolib mouthpiece. all this app talks about is “the cheetoh” and softballs stories about the dems that are on par or worse than trump.
its not a good news source. its too far right for me... on the media is also garbage
Please allow us to set multiple local stations! 5/5
I have two places that are very close to my heart and I would like to get news from both of the local stations all together when I am listening every day. Please allow us to set more than one local station! Thank you
fails at job #1 1/5
To be clear, I LOVE NPR. I support my local station, listen to the radio and several podcasts.
All I ever want from NPR ONE is the hourly National Newscast. After that, maybe a trending news story or whatever comes up. Unfortunately, all too often (maybe 20%), it doesn’t give me the option for a newscast. It starts playing a random podcast or news story.
Maybe the National Newscast could be a spin-off app? Hit the app and get the 3mins of NPR awesomeness! I think that’s what is intended with NPR ONE *sigh* if only that’s how it actually worked.
Tried several times to open it to no avail... is it a problem with iOS or NPR? Will keep listening to the individual podcasts...
Why do I have to sign in to google or Facebook to hear this news? 1/5
By NPR is selling out
Please fix this app! 2/5
By POTS blues
I hold my breath at the end of each program while I wait for the next one to load. So many times the app gets hung up and the next show won’t load. Restarting the app doesn’t help. I just have to wait a few hours and come back later. What will it take to finally get this app working??? You know we will all pay to have a working NPR One app!
Let me sort sequentially! 1/5
Sometimes I just want start at the beginning of a podcast without scrolling for 3 hours to the bottom over and over again! Spotify has a much better design. You can sort from oldest to newest or newest to oldest.
STILL Doesn’t work 1/5
Won’t load or connect to NPR. Running iOS 13.4.1 and very disappointed.
Love NPR, Hate the app 2/5
Despite “following” several podcasts, the app says that I am not following any podcasts. The podcasts don’t play in any logical order. Navigation is poor.
It’s simply a crummy app, which is unfortunate because the content is fantastic.
Same as a Previous Reviewer 1/5
Just as Crikkett74 noted a few days ago; all I get is a mic icon and nothing happens. Rebooted and redownloaded the app.
I can get some of this content on the NPR app.
NPR One app is essential 5/5
Keep up the fantastic work. This is how I keep up to date and stay informed. The share function of a specific story is my favorite part.
Almost there! 3/5
By Henry Chinaski
I love this app. It’s perfect for listening to when I take my dog for a walk. Two things it needs: 1) volume normalization. Too often, clips from my local station are considerably quieter than national news stories, and I’m constantly reaching for my phone to turn it up or down. 2) The ability to download, say, an hour of content before I leave my WiFi network would be awesome for saving data. Add those features, and it would be a five-star app!
On my iPhone 5/5
I have installed this on my iPhone and it has worked flawlessly so far. I can take NPR with me, alternate it with my audiobooks, and keep walking.
You DO NOT need my email address 1/5
This was great till they did it let me access the app till I had given them my email address. In a time that I need this news source they put up these impediments.
Good content, terrible app 2/5
There’s no way to listen to an entire episode of, for example, Morning Edition, or even to create a queue for the segments within a show
Welp, I tried. 1/5
I really enjoy several NPR podcasts & was interested in the local news option, so I decided to give this a try. I downloaded & opened the app, and got … nothing. Just the loading screen, with the little microphone icon, no matter how long I waited. I restarted my phone, deleted & reinstalled the app, and several combinations and permutations of the above. Same result.
Bummer, because I would be interested to see what it can offer!
Great resource 5/5
I start every day with NPR One, and I’m so grateful for the invaluable journalists who bring us the news. Thanks
Not a great app 1/5
Doesn’t remember where you left off on a podcast. No way to sort the podcasts. Have to scroll through everyone each time to get to the next episode.
Love (NPR) / Hate (this app) 1/5
NPR is great, but this app is a pain. Why can’t I re-listen (or even see) things that I already played? Weird. Why can’t I select to hear a “catch up” of the news at any time? Stupid. Why do I have to give up what I was listening to to get caught up on current events and then never get back to the show I was in the middle of? Infuriating!
Very Limited 1/5
By Steve in WI
This app is only useful if you want to listen One channel all of the time. The controls are not useful and I cannot change to another station at all. Too bad as I listen to and donate but this app will be uninstalled.
Needs more ability to not lose where I am 4/5
I can be listening to something I enjoy, and then all of a sudden, it resets, or I bump the phone and it switches to the next story, or I turn it off to do something, and it becomes really hard to get back to where I was. I love the feed and ease of use in all other respects though.
Not a day goes by where I don’t listen to NPRONE❤️ 5/5
I cant tell you how much I love NPR!! I listen to it through out the day, every single day. It’s not just the news, it’s stories and podcasts like; ‘ON THE MEDIA,’ ‘THIS AMERICAN LIFE,’ ‘TRUMP INC,’ ‘ROUGH TRANSLATION,’ ‘RADIOLAB’ .. just naming a few of my favorites 😋 So if you’re looking for something to occupy your mind during the lockdown, then I highly recommend that you download NPRONE. Do it!!! You’ll love it!!!!!
Local Radio Will Not Play 2/5
By Willis Not William
I love to start my morning with a catch up of the news, but my local update only plays ~1/4 of the time. It could be my local station has issues, but the main reason I use this app is to hear about the national and local news.
All COVID. All the Time. 1/5
I get that having useful news and information is helpful during this pandemic, but does it have to 100% of your coverage???
The only time it isn’t is when one of the podcasts “produced outside of NPR pops up. At this point it’s my opinion that you’re only ADDING to the fear mongering that many have accused the media of.
Even in World War 2 they broadcast things other than war news 24/7!!!
predictive ability is poor 3/5
By The ninja bomb
I’m glad to have this. I use it a lot. A lot. But it just plays random stuff. Interlochen public radio? I live in San Diego! Some local radio commentary show (not in San Diego) with a guy who sounds dead? Popped up every day for weeks even though I always skipped it. Still can’t figure out how to play the news headlines when I want to hear them.
Are you kidding? 5/5
How can anyone start and end theeir day without the highly educated people at NPR and accurate information? No CNN (boo!), no FOX (boo). Just give me NPR’s real people and just add the real take on COVID-19. My life is NPR & BBC. Mariah Aliason! (Sp?)
Disorganized Layout 3/5
By Texas Waterboy
My local NPR station is transitioning to this app. I don’t care for it. I can’t find anything. Layout is confusing.
Please come up with something that is easier to navigate.
Terrible way to listen to NPR 1/5
By Jack's app reviewer
Similar to other users, I downloaded the app to listen to shows similar to Morning edition. However, since the show is segmented (not the problem), and I cannot create a playlist, I must flip back and forth and manually find the next segment each time. Not only annoying, but downright dangerous and illegal in some cases such as driving. This makes the app unusable.
By Disney plus lover 3810
hi I’m sheldon and I am a news person. I like Quibis the report but I wasn’t really feeling it. then, I heard about Npr and Npr one and as soon I opened those apps, it felt like heaven!!! I highly recommend to download the Npr apps if your obsessed with the news. 5 stars for sure!
By A Guy for Poetry
Annoying. No way to find a news summary! It plays and then no way to go back?
Doesn’t work anymore 1/5
This app never really did work all that well. No variable speed is frustrating. But now it won’t find my local news. At all. I’d give zero stars if I could.
So Many Bugs 2/5
I love to listen to NPR but this app never works correctly. I’d love to use it and the concept seems right - but it crashes all the time often doesn’t operate at all. If they can get it working it will be great.
An NPR‘s Nerds Paradise 5/5
This is by far NPR APP! I love hitting the live feature in the morning. Also LOVE being able to catch any of the Talk/Funny shows that I missed. Bob Boilen’s show is fun to listen to using Shazam so I can find his great recommendations.
The one thing it DESPERATELY NEEDS through this pandemic..... PLEASE!!!!..... is an “ANYTHING BUT” BUTTON! The news is STRESSING ME OUT!!!! Wouldn’t it be awesome if Public Radio would contribute towards PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH and let you choose an “ANYTHING BUT...” random choice of FUNNY, INSPIRING, LIGHT snippets of content? If you do this, I will offer to write ONE SONG with Bob B. Thanks! Gordy Fritch 👍🏼
Life is better 5/5
I am so so grateful for the individuals who make this possible. I feel informed without or little angst about what the world is going through. Thx so much for being my heroes!
Sadly the app does work 1/5
By Will Strrn
The app doesn’t work!
Just stopped working 1/5
It just stopped working one day. I tried updating it, I tried reinstalling it, I made sure my phone was up to date. Nothing. It tries to load and just sits there and does nothing.
No longer works on my phone 1/5
As of over a week ago, this only works on my iPad and no longer works on my iPhone. Only an animated microphone appears. I used to listen to the news while driving long hours, so having it only work on my iPad is not very useful. I have removed and and reinstalled, reset network settings and then reset all settings. I am loathe to do a complete reset of my phone for one app because it’s so disruptive to all other apps. Why does this have to be so buggy?
It’s ok 2/5
If you keep it in front of your face the whole time, it’s fine. But it’s missing some pretty key features:
1. A playlist to which you can add newscasts, stories, podcast episodes, etc. If that were created, you could simply make yourself a custom list of what you want to hear and then play them all in order.
2. The ability to easily get back to your “saved” stories. You can easily add stories to a list, but you then can’t get to that list to view them or listen to them.
Love it! 5/5
By BJ 89
It's a succinct recap of what happened overnight and what is upcoming on Morning Edition. Very well presented. Perfect for me!
Love NPR, Hate the App! 1/5
Tried to listen in the car...keep getting old news or only snippets. Since I can't do much searching in the car (eyes on the road!), I find this app disappointing. Deleting and will just have to settle for crackly radio.
Great app ! 5/5
By a fashion hoe
Very easy to use and navigate. Cool features. I love NPR, so naturally, I was very excited to download this :)
Needs appvolution 2/5
This app has its positive points - I esp like how I can get the top news anytime - but really missing the 10 second skip ahead and 1.5x speed control found me deleting the app and relying on iTunes podcasting. Keep working on improving this,NPR.
Confusing experience 2/5
I re-downloaded the app after not using for at least a few months. I just want to listen to Morning Edition but the process of listening to one day’s broadcast doesn’t make a lot of sense. Each broadcast has the stories broken up into “episodes” so there’s seemingly no way to just play that morning’s broadcast. I realize ME is a mix of local and national but you’d think they’d figure that out by now... I’ve also had problems with controlling the audio once casting on a Google speaker... No visible way to skip ahead in increments... No way to go back to the last program which is bad when the “episodes” are less than 5 min long. Would appreciate a playlist or listening history feature... No persistent now playing bar so you have to backtrack to the Listen page to control the audio within the app.
OK app; great content 2/5
By To Scan QR Code, Do This:
Malfunctions too often. Does not prefetch content, so I'm left with the "loading" icon often. Needs a ffwd button.
However, I keep using the app because I love the content.
Love the ease of going story to story 3/5
Updating my review from 2 to 3 , yes all of the items below still apply but I find my self still going back to it daily. That says something
Love the ease of going story to story
80% is political
Too many commercials
Too much politics and Trump coverage
Focused to much on immigration and shootings, yes it's news but the over exposure of it is too much
Doesnt work 1/5
Have never been able to get past the splash screen even though the app store says its compatible with my phone. Uninstalling didn't help.
By Sade, like the Singer
The search engine almost never worked, always loading. At times it was much easier and faster to load the podcast from npr.org in my browser than using the app.