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 seems broken on Android 8.0 (running on Pixel 2). I've tried multiple stations and mp4/mp3 streams start connecting, but never actually start playing. Please fix!
Works with Android 8 / Oreo now. Great!
Yay! Updated and it works again. Thanks, NPR!
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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