This is a review of the app, not the product. Npr is the best in the news business. This app is pretty much broken in Oreo, and has had issues prior for months. It is clear that this is a depreciated app and all of the effort has gone into NPR one. Which is unfortunate, because this app allows playlist of programs specific articles. This is a feature they either haven't bothered to or refuse to implement in NPR one. EDIT: devs seem to have resolved outstanding issues.
I like NPR, but my Pixel 2 XL runs on Android Oreo 8.0 and whenever an NPR breaking news alert appears on my notifications bar, its icon shows up as a blank white square. The NPR logo doesn't appear like it does for my NYT, AP, and Reuters breaking news alerts. I hope NPR's app developers are able to fix that.
I'm not rating npr here, I'm rating the app, and the app does not work with Oreo Android 8.0. Instead I've been going to their website work my browser and streaming episodes in desktop mode. Edit: They have fixed the issue.
Streaming audio now works on Android 8.0, but widget is still broken and app doesn't appear in notifications while running like it used to. Please fix!
This app has improved greatly over the last four years, but it still can't be considered contemporary with respect to material design. It's a critical app to time shift daily news programs--hopefully it keeps getting attention and improvement.
Does not play audio from Morning Edition or All Things Considered on Android 7.1.1. It will play other podcasts (hourly news). The ability to play flagship broadcasts returns 12 hrs after local air time, or if listened to on another app.
Android 8.0 support is here. This release will address a bug that was introduced in Oreo, where users may have experienced issues live streaming their favorite member station. Happy listening!
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