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About this app

NPR One is the best way to listen to stories, shows, and podcasts from NPR and your local public radio station.

It’s public radio made personal.

A handcrafted experience
NPR One starts with the latest headlines then moves to a flow of stories that matter - narratives that increase your understanding, create connections, enrich your life and enliven your mind. All thoughtfully curated by hand, every day.

Your personal radio station
Just tap on the big play button in the Home screen, and NPR One gets to know you. Skip what you don't want, or mark a story as interesting. Though your mix is personalized to deliver the stories you want, you’ll still hear the top news of the day and the stories you had no idea would captivate you.

Connected locally
Even with the breadth of public radio at your fingertips, you won’t lose touch at home. Local news and podcast episodes are woven seamlessly into your listening experience. Local stories, locally reported, are delivered daily. Community is everything.

Listen everywhere
Love to listen on the go? Get the most out of NPR One with CarPlay and Android Wear. Skip, pause, and search at a glance without even touching your phone. Staying at home? Cast NPR One to your Google smart devices.

* A personalized mix of stories from NPR and local station
* Stream your local radio station from wherever you are
* Easy access to the full catalog of NPR and local station shows and podcasts
* Sleep timer that will turn off audio automatically

Data Protection Choices

At NPR, we understand how important privacy is to you, and we are committed to transparency about how we collect, use and share your information. Please take a moment to read our privacy policy:

By downloading this app:
*You agree to NPR's terms of use, available at
*You acknowledge that NPR may process your personal data as described in NPR's privacy policy, available at
*You agree that NPR uses devices identifiers, tracking technologies, and information about the device you use to access NPR's apps to enhance your viewing, listening, and user experience, personalize content, personalize messages from NPR's sponsors, provide social media features, and analyze NPR's traffic. This information is shared with social media services, sponsorship, analytics, and other third-party service providers. See details in NPR's privacy policy.
Updated on
Jan 24, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
16.1K reviews
Sean Walsh
December 7, 2022
I've been using this app for years now. It's been my trusty companion to give me the news. I primarily use it with the sleep timer. I'm not a super picky consumer, especially when I don't pay for the app! But for many months now the sleep timer will frequently think the time is up and shut off the player well before it should. Frequently within 5 minutes of using the 30 min sleep timer, the player will shut off. It's annoying to open the player hit resume and reset the sleep timer.
21 people found this review helpful
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Caleb Neevel
January 7, 2023
Love the podcasts but this app is lacking in so many basic features. Episodes don't get cleared once you listen to them, sorting ability is almost nothing, there isn't a fast forward by 15 seconds button, and the list goes on. If you're going to store all of your episodes on one platform, please add these basic features.
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Eric Loveland
November 16, 2022
I love being able to listen to my local station, especially since I live right on the edge of where the signal starts to get staticy. I have to use another app for podcasts, however. Every other podcast app allows adjusting the speed of the audio and this seems like a missing essential feature!
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What's new

We’ve upgraded the app’s “Listen Later” feature to a new “My Playlist” experience. Add audio stories and podcast episodes to your playlist as you navigate the app; then hit “Play” to hear them all.