Unreliable While the app itself is fine, audio of stories are added at such unreliable times that it makes the whole experience frustrating. I am in a routine to listen to morning edition when getting ready for work, but many times the audio is not present. Why so unreliable? Is nobody accountable?
Meh They promote stories throughout the day that don't seem like news and change the headlines for clicks. Like all news outlets today, if its Trump it leads, total clickbate I get it, but I guess I was hoping for something less biased and that provided context as well as in depth reporting, this app ain't it. If you're expecting the same journalist standard of NPR radio you may be disappointed like me.
So unreliable I am addicted to listening to NPR, and yet I have more trouble with this app than any other app I use. It is unreliable and sometimes won't play at all, spends time buffering until I give up. Sometimes it gives me two options, an mp3 stream or an mp4 stream, and sometimes it doesnt. I have bought an old transistor radio to listen to because it's more reliable.
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.
Just plain doesn't work Over the years, this app has continued to get worse and worse. At his point, it basically doesn't work for streaming your favorite NPR station. When it. used to it streaming a specific program, it will skip backwards and repeat 1 minute segments at random. You're better off listening to the radio or streaming on your traditional computer or laptop. I'm honestly surprised that the people at NPR can be so competent at producing decent news programming, and yet so incompetent at making a basic streaming app
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!
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