Happy, needs to be updated more quickly I like how quickly audio loads. A 45 minute show loads up fully in less than a minute. However, programs aren't updated on a consistent timeframe. For example, I like to listen to morning edition on the train into work around 10:30am EST, but sometimes it hasn't been updated even that late into the morning commute. Sometimes Fresh Air won't update for several days. It would be nice to see some consistency regarding show upload times.
Good ...could be better. Love NPR and it's content. Am a local station supporter. How come Android app's personal playlist can't be saved for future listen? I always have to scroll through and re-add stories I had previously added to the play list because they aren't saved once I shut down the app! Please add this critical function.Quit shoving NPR ONE app down our throats. Update this good app please!
Still working on that modern version? Looking forward to a clean NPR app with material design, maybe a pro donate version to make it easy to support NPRs mission and the apps development. If only NPR one could browse all content, this app really just needs a reskin, so it doesn't feel like abandonware.
NPR is awesome! Please make it so I can view multimedia portions of articles in app. For example, in "The First Presidential Debate In 100 Words (And 6 Videos)" there are no videos! I have never been able to watch a video over app. Often pictures too, but not always. Across multiple phones. Right now droid z. Then back to 5 stars it is. Thanks!
Provides a nice live stream from NPR stations and a sampling of NPR news items. Pretty good about privacy, only asking for access to location. The only problem I've had with this app is that it crashes any time I try to read the caption on a picture. This behavior has been the same across four different Android devices and even more Android revisions.
You can get news and you can listen to some content from stations but what prompted me to review was the horrible notifications setup. Notifications are turned on or off through the Android setup screens! Yes, that's right, if you don't want the several-times-daily notifications, you don't turn them off in the app, you open up your phones settings screen, go to sound & notifications, app settings, find npr news and then select block all. Who in the world thought this was an appropriate implementation?
We’re busy working on an entirely new experience to NPR News, but we wanted to bring a few long awaited updates to the current experience in the meantime. This release includes improvements to the following areas:
• Push Notifications - subscribe to receive alerts on breaking news and other unique content
• Station Streaming
• Overall performance and stability improvements - we squashed several bugs, while making changes that should provide a smoother experience throughout
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